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Job Advertisement: SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Location: Leicestershire
Employer: Dunbar Education (on behalf of a SEN School in Leicestershire)
Position: SENCO
Qualification: Extensive experience with SEN and previous experience as a SENCO required. Must have either NPQSENCO or NASENCO Qualification


Are you a dedicated and experienced SENCO with a passion for transforming the lives of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

Dunbar Education is excited to be recruiting on behalf of a forward-thinking and inclusive SEN school in Leicestershire. We are seeking a highly skilled SENCO who has a proven track record in improving SEN settings and a deep commitment to supporting students with diverse learning needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the SEN provision across the school, ensuring high-quality support for all SEN students.
  • Develop, implement, and review Individual Education Plans (IEPs) to meet the specific needs of each student.
  • Co-ordinate with teachers, support staff, and external agencies to provide comprehensive support to students.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEN support, making adjustments as necessary to improve outcomes.
  • Provide training and guidance to staff on SEN best practices and inclusive teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and policies.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive school environment that promotes the well-being and development of all students.

Essential Requirements:

  • Extensive experience working with SEN students in an educational setting.
  • Previous experience as a SENCO with a successful track record of improving SEN provision.
  • Strong leadership and management skills to effectively co-ordinate SEN support.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with staff, students, and parents.
  • In-depth knowledge of current SEN legislation, policies, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement effective strategies for supporting SEN students.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying updated with the latest developments in SEN education.
  • NPQSENCO or NASENCO qualification

Desirable Attributes:

  • Evidence of how you have significantly improved the SEN setting in a previous role.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Empathy, patience, and a nurturing approach to supporting students with SEN.

Why Join Us?

  • A supportive and collaborative working environment with a dedicated team of professionals.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on the educational journey of students with SEN.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are an experienced and passionate SENCO ready to lead and inspire in an inclusive SEN school in Leicestershire, we would love to hear from you!


Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. To adhere to safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.

Join us in shaping the future of our students. Apply today and be part of a community that values diversity, inclusion, and excellence in education.

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