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SENCO Consultant

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex Academy
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £400 per day
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2024
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 2-3 Days
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/40893
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/247314/40893
  • Number of positions
  • 1
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £400 per day
  • Closing date
  • 30/06/2024
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex Academy
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Part Time
  • Hours
  • 2-3 Days
  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education

Hours of work: 2 - 3 Days
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only etc.
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term Until: End December 2024

Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2024

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
East Sussex Academy
124 Brodrick Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN22 9RB

Phone:    01323 691000
Email:      suzanne.robson@lsec.ac.uk
Website:  lseat.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

 

East Sussex Academy / College Central 
SENCO Consultant
Primary Work Location: Eastbourne or Hastings
Fixed Term Contract until End December 2024 with an opportunity to extend
2/3 days a week at a daily rate of £400 per day
Immediate start

It is an exciting time for Alternative Provision in East Sussex as we embark on a collaborative journey of systemic transformation and improvement. 

Working in partnership with East Sussex County Council and SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, London South East Academies Trust (LSEAT) is seeking committed, dynamic and talented staff to join its team at College Central – which will become East Sussex Academy (part of LSEAT) later this year.

Our school provides education for 4–16-year-olds who have been excluded from mainstream settings across the county. Demand for this provision has increased dramatically since the pandemic, creating many challenges and resulting in a need for the school to significantly improve.

To secure a successful future for staff and pupils, a transfer process is now underway – we (LSEAT) are working closely with the existing providers to ensure a smooth transition. 

This will include relocating the school to improved, purposeful buildings within the area, which are better suited to the needs of pupils. We are also focused on expanding and strengthening our staff teams across the school.

We are now seeking to recruit a SENCO consultant  to work with the team on a consultancy basis to join us at this exciting time.

Ideally qualified to NPQ level you will be experienced within this environment. The SENCO has an important role to play in determining the strategic development of SEND policy and provision at the school, and in the day-to-day coordination of specific provision that is made to support all our students.  You will be responsible for providing professional guidance to colleagues and will work closely with staff, parents, and a range of external agencies in providing a support role to families. 

We are looking for an experienced mainstream SENCO with particular experience of supporting vulnerable pupils, to join the team on a zero hours contract which will allow flexible part-time hours, with a view to supporting the service in its development. The role will include some travelling to different schools and also liaising with families and other professionals through the multi-agency process. There will be opportunities to work in different areas and locations, remote working from home will also be available on some occasions.  

If successful, you will be employed initially by London South East Academies Trust.

You will be ambitious and aspirational for your pupils, with drive and determination to improve outcomes for all. In return, you will be joining a hardworking team that is committed to successful change and transformation; with a shared vision of improving lives through the power of learning. We place the outcomes of our pupils at the center of everything we do so you will come to work each day knowing that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. Please follow the link to apply. SENCO Consultant in East Sussex Academy - LSEAT

For further information about College Central and the Trust, please visit the SABDEN website by clicking here: www.sabden.org.uk

For further information regarding East Sussex Academy please visit: London South East Academies Trust (lseat.org.uk)

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS). References will be requested for those shortlisted only prior to interview.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

Due to the nature of this role and our requirements we will be continuously interviewing as candidates apply and therefore, we reserve the right to remove this role once we have found a successful candidate.  You are therefore encouraged to a apply at your earliest opportunity.

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.