Lead SEND Co-ordinator (SENDCO), Hillingdon

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Northwood CollegeHillingdon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: PL1 / PL2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require a Lead SENDCO from September 2020; reporting to the Deputy Head (Pastoral Development and Well-being). The successful candidate will be a qualified, energetic and committed full time SENDCO who will lead the department, co-ordinating the SEND, disability and EAL programmes in the School.

The role will involve the strategic co-ordination and overseeing of the provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs, Disabilities, and English as an Additional Language. Some specialist one-one, small group and classroom support will be required; however, we have an emphasis on empowering all staff to adopt inclusive and proactive teaching for all pupils. The ability to conduct an effective assessment system of screening and individual diagnostic tests and liaise with parents and outside agencies, to track and monitor the progress of pupils with SEND, or Additional Learning Needs is a key element of the role.

The successful candidate will coordinate the SEND and EAL provision across both the Junior and Senior School, with responsibility for managing the SEND department. The SEND department comprises, Lead SENDCO, Learning Support teacher, Junior SENDCO, Senior and Junior EAL Co-ordinators. Training would be available to assist in this.  

The Department:

Northwood College for Girls GDST is a selective school with enthusiastic and engaging pupils. The main broad area of need falls within Cognition and Learning with the majority of needs within the category of SpLD. The successful candidate will work alongside the Learning Support teacher and oversee the work of the Junior SENDCO and EAL coordinators.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18.  At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.  Both students and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links 
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Childcare vouchers, interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply, please visit the school’s website by clicking apply.

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 24 February 2020.

Interviews will take place week commencing 2 March 2020.

Northwood College for Girls and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

More about Northwood College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Maxwell Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2YE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 825446
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"Northwood College is EXCELLENT in every category" - ISI inspection report, March 2012.

 Northwood College is an independent day school for girls, which was founded in 1878 in Central London.  By 1892 it had moved to its present site on Max...