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Nursery SENCO

Job Description

Dunbar Education is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated SENCO to join one of our dynamic nursery schools in Daventry, Northamptonshire. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dedicated professional who has a genuine passion for working with children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and a proven track record of improving outcomes for these children.

At Dunbar Education, we are committed to providing the highest quality of education and support to our students. We believe that every child deserves an inclusive and nurturing learning environment that enables them to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. As a SENCO, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our students with special educational needs receive the individualised support they require to achieve their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the strategic development and implementation of effective SEND provision throughout the nursery.

Collaborate with teachers, parents, and external agencies to identify, assess, and support students with special educational needs.

Develop and implement individualized education plans (IEPs) for students, ensuring their needs are met and progress is monitored effectively.

Provide guidance, training, and support to teachers and support staff in implementing effective strategies for students with SEND.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of SEND legislation, policies, and best practices, ensuring compliance and promoting inclusive practices across the school.


Ideally Qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent, with relevant experience in SEND.

Proven track record of improving outcomes for students with special educational needs.

Excellent knowledge of SEND legislation, policies, and best practices.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.

Highly organised, with the ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities.

Dedication to ongoing professional development and staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of SEND.

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