Assistant Head & Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO), Barking and Dagenham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Mayesbrook Park SchoolBarking and Dagenham

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,991 - £56,644 (Leadership 6-10)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Mayesbrook Park School was recently judged Good by Ofsted. We are the alternative provision secondary school for students aged 11-16 in Barking and Dagenham. There are three campuses and this post is based at our Mayesbrook Park campus which is our PRU (Pupil Referral Unit).  There are up to130 students across the school, including permanently excluded students, KS3 pupils on short on track programmes and pupils on 6 Day+ fixed term exclusions.  Many of our students have special educational needs (SEND), mainly SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) and low literacy levels.  We are committed to further rapid improvement to become outstanding and the Assistant Head SENDCO is a vital part of ensuring we succeed in ensuring good outcomes for all our young people.

We are looking for a well-organised secondary teacher with middle/senior leadership experience who is qualified (NASC) to lead SEND. You will also lead on Pupil Premium and Looked After Children. This is an excellent and rewarding opportunity for a teacher, who is highly experienced in providing quality first teaching and interventions and who has the patience, dedication and resilience to offer our young people a second chance to engage in education.

You will lead the implementation of our SEND strategy.  You will play a key role in designing, monitoring and delivering interventions and supporting other staff to ensure all SEND students make good progress from their starting points. You will manage and develop our small team of teaching assistants. You will receive constant, committed and consistent support from our leadership team and from our local authority SEND team and an excellent staff development programme

Visits to the Campus are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mandy Little - telephone 020 8270 6734 or

Please see our website for further details and a link to the application form.

To apply for this job please click here.

Please click here for our Ofsted report.

Closing Date for Application: 27 Jan 2019
Interview Date (Week Commencing): 4th February 2019

All employees are required to abide by the Equalities and Diversity policies of the borough. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an enhanced Disclosure Check.

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More about Mayesbrook Park School
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Mayesbrook Park Campus, 75-77 Arden Crescent, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6TJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8270 6000