Assistant SENDCo
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/13798
  • Published: Fri 30/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 20/05/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 37 per week, Term Time
  • Salary: FTE £30,451-£38,890, actual pay £26,508-£33,855
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN3 8BN

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Assistant SENDCo

Job introduction

Assistant SENDCo

Contract: Full time, term time (37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

Salary: Band 5a-5b (RET scale points 26-35 E&W) pro rata for term time working, scale point depending on experience (FTE £30,451-£38,890, actual pay £26,508-£33,855)

Start date: July 2021 or sooner

Application closing date: Midday- Thursday 20th May 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 24th May 2021

Please ensure you apply with application form attached below.

About the role

Your new role

King’s School is currently recruiting for an Assistant SENDCo to support the SENDCo, leadership team and class teachers in ensuring the progress of students with additional needs across the school community. The role will entail working with a range of students on both a one-to-one and small group work basis, inside and outside of the classroom; supporting the SENDCo and leadership team in planning and targeting support and managing a team of Learning Support Assistants. If you are an outstanding practitioner with a passion for student learning and championing equality, we look forward to receiving your application.

Please see the accompanying job description and person specification for further details of the role, and the letter from Mr Ben Walker, SENDCo, for more information.

Who are King’s School?

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013. There are currently just over 600 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and a team of over 60 teachers and support staff. In September 2019 the school moved into its new, purpose built site in Hangleton. This is the culmination of six years of hard work and planning, and marks the beginning of an exciting new stage in the school’s development.

The school received its first Ofsted inspection in 2015 and received a rating of good with outstanding features. School leadership and pupil behaviour were rated ‘outstanding’, and the school was praised as “an exceptionally harmonious community”. We are keen to continue driving improvement and are seeking to appoint dedicated staff who will support the school’s development and growth.

Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.

Why join King’s School?

  • Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team
  • Range of opportunities for professional development
  • Exciting opportunities in school development
  • Excellent support through our sponsor- Russell Education Trust
  • Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton

The closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 20th May 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. We have some facility to offer socially distanced visits to the school; to discuss a visit or to arrange an informal conversation about joining King’s, please contact Eleanor Edwards via

Applicants are also encouraged to visit the school’s website, where you can find virtual tours and welcome videos.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information  Completed applications should be sent to by noon on the closing date. Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form. Applications made by C.V. or other application form will be rejected.






Additional information

King’s School actively seeks and encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.  More specifically, our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has indicated that the school currently under-represents minority ethnic groups and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from a BAME background. 

Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post, irrespective of gender, race, sexuality, or other protected characteristic or any pre-existing connection to the school, its Governors or Trust.

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  All offers of employment will be subject to the individual undergoing an enhanced barred list check. 

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the Department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business).


Company information

Brighton & Hove City Council is advertising on behalf of the school and is not the employer in this case.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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