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SENCo Assistant

Hours of work: 27 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Tuesday 27 September 2022

Interview date: Week commencing 03 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Silverdale Primary Academy
Perth Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7EA

Phone:     01424 448100
Email:      office@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk
Website:  https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

SENCo Assistant - Silverdale Primary Academy

Working pattern: Term time & Inset days only
Actual starting salary (calculated pro rata): £13,196 + pay award pending
We believe all children deserve the very best early start in life. Do you?

Are you passionate and committed to supporting young children with their learning and personal development? 

If you have answered 'yes' to the above questions, please continue reading about our new and exciting vacancy. 

We looking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and committed SENCO Assistant to join our dedicated team, to support us in the delivery of our commitment to provide high-quality education to all of our pupils.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the SENCO in leading the provision for SEN within school 
  • Managing the appropriate resources for Special Needs and Learning Support whilst ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely
  • Supporting the SENCO in managing the implementation of an inclusive curriculum

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting children with SEND in a classroom environment
  • Knowledge of SEND Code of Practice
  • Experience of using Information Technology to support pupils in the classroom
  • Knowledge of strategies to recognise and reward efforts and achievements, that are appropriate to the age and development stage of the pupils
  • A good standard of education, including English and Maths
  • NVQ Level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you:

  • Family friendly wellbeing practises that support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools. 
  • A calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  •  Automatic annual pay progression
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving
  • High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression including: An annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton  

Take a closer look: Work with us - Brighton Academies Trust

About Silverdale Primary Academy  Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

Silverdale Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We are a local centre of excellence for the Thrive approach and focus our school life around key learning behaviours characterised by our learning ninjas!
Our three classes of pupils in each year group, enjoy creative learning in an outstanding learning environment.

This includes an indoor heated swimming pool, extensive grounds, a music hub, and a rainforest themed library. We have recently added a log cabin to our Forest School outdoor learning area to enable year-round Forest School activities. Find out more: Silverdale Primary Academy > Home
About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. 

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.  Find out more. Please visit  the University of Brighton Academies Trust website: Home - Brighton Academies Trust

Our Commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

For further information please download the job description, person specification and candidate Pack.  

Key Dates
Application closing date: 27 September 2022
Interview date: w/k 3 October 2022
Start date: By arrangement

Please select ‘Apply for Job’ at the bottom of this page to submit your application today.     

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.


The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/27348

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea

  • Salary
  • £20,243 to £20,648 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 27/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • Silverdale Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 27

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education