Jan 12, 2024 | Ascent-vacancies, Vacancies

Ascent College
Fixed Term (12 months)
2 days per week (14 hours)
Salary: MPR/UPR + SEN   

The Remarkable Group has been established for over 50 years, providing the highest quality services for autistic young people. Wargrave House School (ages 5 – 16) & Ascent College (ages 16 – 25) operate a non-maintained special school and independent specialist college with an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding education and care to young people with Autism. We are the first national provider to receive Beacon status from the National Autistic Society.

An opportunity has arisen for a hard-working, highly skilled individual to work with our young people. We are looking for an experienced and qualified SENCO who wishes to develop their skills in this interesting and challenging field.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide strategic leadership to all aspects of SEND across our 16-25 year student setting.
  • Ensure that the 0-25 SEND code of practice meets the needs of all Autistic Children/Adults and/or learning disabilities.
  • Collaborate with all key stakeholders through effective use of baseline data to inform student admissions and learning both on and off-site.
  • Effectively communicate with all key stakeholders including LA commissioners, Educational Leadership Team, Governors, parents/carers and wider staff.
  • Be committed to your own professional development and the development of others through SEND legislation.

Do you have the energy and passion to ensure the best possible outcomes for autistic young people?

If so, we would welcome an application from you!

Applications are invited from ambitious professionals who have the vision to sustain and promote the current high standards of achievement and ensure the continued development of the organisation.

What we offer 

We offer all staff autism specific training to support continuous professional development together with a clear path for future career progression. Our benefits include an attractive pension scheme, Employee Assist Programme, long service awards, company sick pay and enhanced maternity pay.  

To apply

Please note applications will only be accepted on the official application form emailed to

In accordance with recent updates to KCSIE 2023 (Keeping Children Safe in Education) guidance, we will be performing online searches and requesting references for all shortlisted candidates.

Closing Date: 28th January 2024 midnight

Interviews: Week commencing 5th February 2024