SENDCo, Cheshire West and Chester

Closing date:Expiring soon

The HammondCheshire West and Chester

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24,315 - £33,375(TLR £3,480pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Hammond seeks to appoint a dynamic and inspirational SENDCo. This is an opportunity for an ambitious educator to shape the ongoing success of our exciting and vibrant school and determine the strategic development of special educational needs and disability (SEND) policy and provision in the school. Being responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability. The SENDCo (Senco) role will require to fulfill the professional responsibilities of a teacher. 

The Hammond is the North West’s leading provider of performing arts education and the UK’s oldest vocational dance school. Hammond students are encouraged and trained to be curious, independent, resilient young people who develop leadership skills, talent and potential to compete at the highest level.  The Hammond has experienced significant growth over the past few years, with the school and students continuing to thrive and take their place as leaders in the performing arts industry. This is an exciting time to join The Hammond as it further develops the plethora of courses offered to students from preparation for GCSE studies, expert training as part of the Trinity Diploma, to the rigor of our Musical Theatre and Performance Degree in conjunction with the University of Chester.  

Here at the Hammond we are passionate about providing the best possible vocational training in dance, drama and music, alongside an enriching academic curriculum. We offer a stimulating and challenging creative environment in which we actively encourage young people to adopt lifelong learning skills that will enable them to flourish and prosper in their chosen discipline. We recognise and value achievement; alumni from the Hammond can be seen performing and teaching in companies in the West End, Broadway, national tours, as well as in schools across the globe.

As a teacher at the Hammond you will enjoy:

  • shorter school term time (36 weeks)
  • smaller class sizes
  • free admittance to all shows in our 420 seat theatre
  • historic Hoole Bank House and state of the art dance and music studios within the campus all set in landscaped gardens

You can find out more about the Hammond at www.thehammondschool.co.uk. 

The job description is attached below.  To apply please complete the application form and diversity form returning both to employment@thehammondschool.co.uk. We will reply to all applicants after the deadline.



More about The Hammond
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Hoole Bank, Mannings Lane, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 4ES, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1244 305 350
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The Hammond School is a school with a difference. It gives young people with a variety of talents and interests a chance to develop a freedom of expression, self discipline and a life-long love of learning. 
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