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Assistant Principal - SENCo

St Augustine Academy
Maidstone, Kent
Contract Type
Full Time
Leadership Scale L13-17 £59,558 - £65,699
Start Date
1st September 2023
19th April 2023 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2023
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1318018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Augustine Academy’s Senior Leadership Team as a new Assistant Principal - SENCo.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic SENCo to lead The Academy’s well established SEND department and develop the Academy’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy and provision in order to raise attainment and achievement of students with SEND.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of managing whole school SEND provision, delivering high quality interventions to vulnerable students, whilst also be able to demonstrate that they have effectively managed the co-ordination of staffing and resources across a whole school setting.

Applicants should demonstrate exemplary practice and act as role model for other staff, acting as and advocate/champion for supporting all pupils. Applicants will need to integrate within our friendly Academy team as well as needing excellent communication skills to develop a good relationship with students and staff.

Together with other members of the senior team and the Principal, the Assistant Principal will develop the vision and identify key priorities to ensure the Academy continues to prosper and provide an outstanding education for the local community.


  • You will be an experienced practitioner with a strong background in working with children with SEN.
  • You will be required to hold a SENCo qualification.
  • Take ownership of evidencing our improvement of outcomes for SEN learners
  • Work closely with teachers and subject leaders to ensure that curriculum and teaching enables SEND students to make appropriate academic progress.
  • Liaise with the pastoral year group teams to remove identified barriers to learning
  • Manage and motivate the SEND support team


  • Committed to ensuring SEND students excel both personally and academically.
  • Keen to develop professionally.
  • Positive and forward thinking.

Our Academy has a calm purposeful atmosphere. We strive to broaden horizons and challenge our students to achieve their potential. We offer a rigorous academic curriculum and a wide ranging enrichment programme.

We are one of six Academies which make up the Woodard Academies Trust (WAT). WAT is part of the Woodard family of schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos and vision: to inspire young people to make a difference.

Our ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to the students we teach. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals, and excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths for our students. Our aim is to offer students not only a first-class education, but also to teach them life skills that will provide benefits beyond their time with us. We believe that our academies should enrich the communities they serve and play an active role in their development.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts will be subject to satisfactory references and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.
St Augustine Academy

St Augustine Academy

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust