SENDCo Primary



Do you want to change lives?

Do you want a job that really matters?

Can you strategically plan to meet the needs of all students?


Leadership Scale: L1 – L3 plus additional paid duties

(depending on qualifications and experience)


Chiltern Way Academy provides high-quality education and care for the huge range of need that exists across the behaviour spectrum.  We offer a compassionate and structured environment, centred on a purposeful curriculum offer.


The Wendover Campus admits secondary aged young people with predominantly SEMH, the Prestwood Campus focuses on secondary aged young people with an ASC diagnosis and the Bierton Hill Campus educates and cares for primary aged children with SEMH and ASC. The staff team is strong and exceptionally committed, bringing with them a wide range of relevant skills and experience.


Our clear purpose is to make an enduring difference to our students’ lives, providing them with the knowledge, resilience and skills to enable them to have purposeful and lasting employment.


We are looking for a SENDCo who will:

  • Provide strategic leadership for the provision of all students across the school in order to ensure their SEN needs are met and that all students make excellent progress.
  • Be part of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Have a SENCO qualification or be willing to undertake a NASENCo Post Graduate Course.


You will be part of a talented, loyal and hardworking team dedicated to improving outcomes for our children.


We Offer: 

  • Generous salary
  • Highly developed and innovative training
  • Increased professional development and career opportunities
  • An opportunity to be involved in the development and progression of the school and wider community
  • An excellent induction programme
  • On-going mentoring and coaching
  • A very supportive team
  • Innovative and rapidly growing organisation
  • High staff: student ratios


  We Want: 

  • Professionals who are passionate about breaking the cycle of social deprivation and turning around young lives
  • Dynamic, reflective, progressive practitioners
  • Teachers who want to get on with the teaching and cut down on the administration
  • Teachers who want to develop their SENDCo careers


For more information on this opportunity please contact:

Mark Taylor, Deputy Head/Lead SENDCo –


Closing date:  Wednesday 14th Oct 2020

Interviews: w/c Monday 19th Oct 2020


Job description

Person specification

How to apply

Application form

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Chiltern Way Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Any offer of employment with Chiltern Way Academy is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, satisfactory references, health clearance and TRA and police clearance (where appropriate).


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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Code of Practice: 

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