Aspiring SENCo, London

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Redriff Primary City of London AcademyLondon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Outstanding Teacher with a passion for SEN – Work towards becoming a qualified SENCO.

- Work alongside an experienced SENCO and receive excellent supervision and individualised professional development including the NASENCO course.

- Work in a school dedicated to creating a rich and happy learning experience for children. 

- Work in a school which leads SEN practice and allows its children’s results to be in the top quota of national expectations.

As an Outstanding mainstream primary school, accredited by the National Autistic Society, we are looking for an exceptional teacher or aspiring SENCO to help develop and improve our offer to children with special educational needs and disabilities. We are a Maths Hub school, reading centre of excellence and have a nationally recognised resource provision for children with autism.

Redriff and Galleywall Primary School are looking to recruit a highly skilled and enthusiastic teacher to help champion our vision for SEN in the school and the wider community. The successful candidate will work in a reflective multi-disciplinary SEND team led by the Assistant Headteacher and SENCO who will develop your expertise and enable you to gradually become an expert in your field. This may include specialist training in dyslexia, autism, mental health, social inclusion or learning difficulties. 

Please read the job description for a detailed description of the role. 

This opportunity will allow the candidate to:

  • work in an highly skilled team of professionals who lead the way in autism and SEN      practice and pedagogy including working on exciting research projects
  • teach exciting and engaging lessons to small groups of children with SEND
  • Plan and coordinate support delivered by teaching assistants
  • work  creatively with a fantastic group of children and empower them to develop      their voice, skills and talents
  • develop and help shape teaching for children with SEND across two outstanding      schools
  • work towards the national award for special education coordinators post      graduate certificate (NASENCO Qualification) 
  • contribute to our vision to ensure that the school provides the best support for      children with special educational needs
  • work closely with the teachers to ensure that the needs of the pupils are met      in the classroom and through quality first teaching
  • receive support in developing skills through high quality continuing professional      development and training

The candidate will require:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • A flexible and creative approach to working with children with a range of special educational needs 
  • Interest and understanding of SEN and the role of the SENCO
  • Experience devising educational activities for children with special educational needs 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A dedicated work ethic to ensure the needs of all pupils are met
  • Preferred but not required, experience with some of the following autism, dyslexia, SEMH

If you are interested in an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jack Gibbs (Assistant Headteacher) 020 7237 4272 or via email For more information about the school, please see our website 

Closing date: 1st May 2018  

Interviews:8th May 2018 (interview dates are flexible and can be booked around working schedules)

Salary: MPS + SEN allowance

Redriff Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references, medical clearance and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Please complete the application form in full as CVs alone will not be accepted.

Application packs and information about the school can be found on our website. Please return completed electronic applications to or paper copies as stated on our application form. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

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More about Redriff Primary City of London Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Salter Road, Rotherhithe, London, London, SE16 5LQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 72374272
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