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Assistant SENCO

Foxford Community School
Coventry, West Midlands
L1 – L5
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

Assistant SENCO

Foxford Community School




In December 2022, Ofsted graded our school as ‘’good’ in all categories and identified the strategic SEND strategy as good. “Leaders ensure that effective support is in place for pupils with SEND. Teachers receive appropriate training, so that they can meet pupils’ individual needs”.


We have embarked on our next strategic journey of SEND, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant SENCO to join our team to further develop on inclusion across the school. The successful applicant’s line manager will be the Senior Assistant Headteacher, SENCO and SLE for SEND so will be well supported.


We are looking for an experienced professional who can lead the strategic direction and development of SEND policy and provision, ensuring that Foxford School continues to be an inclusive environment where students with SEND can thrive and achieve expected outcomes.


You will lead the provision which supports students with their academic, personal and social development. The role is demanding but very rewarding. The post will lead a wider team with enthusiasm and commitment and will support staff to deliver high quality first teaching in line with the SEND Code of Practice in our fantastic school. In return, you will benefit from working within a forward thinking, creative and dynamic strategic leadership team providing you with whole school experience and opportunities to develop your career.

The successful applicant will:


  • Ideally hold the National SENCO award; although we are prepared to offer training to the right candidate Have a detailed understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and experience of delivery within this framework; Have experience of working with young people who hold EHCPs; Be able to lead a team of pastoral and classroom support staff; 
  • Be able to work as part of the extended leadership team to ensure the achievement of students across the school; Be a committed, highly competent, energised, reflective and resilient individual; Possess the skills and determination to make a profound difference to the lives of our students by sharing our belief in the highest standards of academic achievement in an inclusive setting

We will play to your strengths and can offer you:


  • A range of benefits which include cycle to work, free parking, an employee discount scheme and a laptop/iPad. A strong commitment to staff wellbeing and recognition. Annual Support Staff Conference for all Support Staff across the Trust.

Foxford has great deal to be proud of. We are the kind of place people want to work with a meaningful focus on excellence and a desire to continuously improve.


Our headteacher, Alison Gallagher, would be delighted to meet you and discuss the opportunity further. To organise a visit please email   




Application Deadline: 9:00am Wednesday 21 February 2024




We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. 


Please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023.


These posts are exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The Trust is committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people and creating a culture of vigilance and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and vigilance. 


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