Special Educational Needs Coordinator, London SW16

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Woodmansterne SchoolLondon SW16

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Inner London) plus SEN allowance
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a creative, motivated and inspiring teacher who would relish the opportunity to join our innovative and expanding Senior and Middle Leader team. 

Already an outstanding primary school, Woodmansterne is on an exciting journey to becoming a truly all-though school at the heart of this vibrant local community. Our first cohort of 90 Year 7 pupils started in September and our staff work across phases, collaborating and learning from each other. There may therefore be an opportunity to develop this role across the all-through school.

This post offers a genuine opportunity to develop leadership skills, working in partnership with the Senior and Middle Leaders, Lambeth's clusters and a range of external agencies. As SEN Coordinator you will have responsibility for leading and developing a team of support staff and contributing to the continued development of our inclusive practice. 

We are looking for an outstanding teacher with: 

  • very high expectations of what can be achieved;  
  • experience of working with children with SEN in a Primary or Secondary setting;  
  • good working knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice, hold or be prepared to study for the National SENCO Award;  
  • the ability to support staff in regularly monitoring and evaluating pupil progress;  
  • a proven track record in raising pupil attainment;  
  • an understanding of how children learn and the complexities of this process;  
  • a creative and innovative approach to school improvement;  
  • strong interpersonal skills.  

Our strong and experienced leadership team are committed to providing an exceptional and enriching education for all our young people.  

Exceptional features of this school include the overall ethos of supporting and developing the self-confidence of all children with a relentless focus on meeting individual needs through outstanding teaching and learning; the excellent teamwork, expertise and commitment to children and families shown by support staff; the superb work of the Inclusion Team in ensuring that children’s individual needs are focused on and the excellent transition strategies that ensure children are able to adapt to new settings. (IQM 2017) 

The post offers an amazing opportunity to progress your career within an exciting and progressive environment. Our staff are proactive, flexible and motivated and their ideas and expertise are valued. 

You can find out more about our school and the post by visiting our website www.woodmansterne.london where you can find additional, essential information in the applicant pack.  

Please email your application to: recruitment@woodmansterne.london 

Closing date: Monday 21st May 2018 at 9am

Interviews: Tuesday 22nd May

Tours welcome: Please contact the school.

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced disclosure and Barring Service check. Applicants will also be required to declare that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk 

Woodmansterne School

Stockport Road, Streatham Vale, London SW16 5XE.


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More about Woodmansterne School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Stockport Road, Streatham Vale, London, SW16 5XE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8764 1825
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Woodmansterne Primary School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational primary school located in Lambeth, south-west London. The school has 512 pupils aged 3-11. 

The primary school has received funding from Lambeth Council to expand and wil...