Director of SEND (SENDCO)

Exmouth Community College

Exmouth, England, United Kingdom

Full time

Secondary / SENDCo


Nov 13

Located on the stunning Jurassic Coast and with the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close by, Exmouth Community College is one of the largest secondary schools in the country with over 2300 students.

The College is seeking an outstanding, inspirational and dynamic qualified teacher to take on the Director of SEND (SENDCO) role. This offers a unique opportunity for an ambitious, creative and enthusiastic individual to lead the Learning Support Team within the context of the whole College vision. 

The Learning Support Team consists of approximately 25 Learning Mentors, supporting students across the Curriculum. The team is managed by three Assistant SENDCOs, with small groups being managed on a day-to-day basis by Senior Learning Mentors. In addition, a Deaf Inclusion Worker and Learning Support Administrator make up the Learning Support Team.

The SENDCO, with the support of the Head and Governing body, takes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of specialist provision made by the College for all students with identified SEND. The SENDCO provides strategic guidance that shapes high quality teaching and pastoral care and the effective use of resources to ensure outstanding outcomes for all students who have identified SEND.

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably skilled person to join the College and work in its community of highly motivated staff, enthusiastic students, supportive parents and knowledgeable Governing Board.

Please visit to download the full job description, person specification and the appropriate application form.

Your completed application form should be returned to by 10am on the closing date.

Early applications are encouraged. Exmouth Community College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the College be able to identify an appropriate candidate.

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis, subject to the College's need.

Exmouth Community College is committed to providing the best possible care and education to our pupils and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. As part of our commitment, we need to ensure that all potential employees satisfy our employment checks. Please note that where appropriate, shortlisted and/or potentially suitable applicants will be required to undertake further checks. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure (with Barred List check) will be required before the successful candidate can commence employment at Exmouth Community College. 

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