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Secondary SENCo

Buxton SchoolWaltham Forest

The Role

We are looking to appoint a Secondary SENCo, 2 days a week (with the possibility of 3 days), to work alongside our present experienced SENCo, who works 3 days a week.  There will be some teaching responsibilities associated with this position.

We are seeking an inspirational and passionate teacher who understands and believes in the importance of an Inclusive Education. We are looking for a qualified, effective and ambitious leader who is committed to raising standards of all students, especially those with SEND. The successful candidate will help lead our SEND Secondary Provision, which includes an established Speech and Language Resource Provision, that supports students with a range of additional needs, to access the mainstream curriculum.  

The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership of this area but also work alongside colleagues, providing practical support for learning, educational activities, professional development, developing social skills and securing students’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing. 

The candidate will be experienced in managing, organising and supporting pupils with SEND. They must be knowledgeable of, and committed to, promoting inclusive practice and driving improvement. They must have a proven record of improving pupils' outcomes. The candidate must have the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or be committed to undertaking this when starting at Buxton School.

This is a wonderfully rewarding role where the individual’s moral purpose is intertwined with the student’s desire to do well, once given the right support.  We want our students to succeed and we want our students to see how they can contribute to the wider world. So, we are looking for an excellent practitioner, one who is committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people, especially the ones with SEND.  We want our students, through your leadership to strive to reach their potential. 

About Us

Buxton School is an All-Through 3-16 learning environment situated in Leytonstone in London. Buxton opens doors for our community. We are an honest, kind family of learners, inspiring ambition for our pupils’ futures. Together with parents, we aim to enable every pupil to fulfil their potential. We provide a secure and caring environment where we strive to ensure that every pupil will develop a sense of pride, enjoyment and ownership in their school and their learning.

In Return

We have a carefully differentiated CPD programme that is constantly striving to improve the classroom experience for children and teachers. We provide a high-quality NQT induction programme and staff are encouraged to pursue higher learning through NPQMLs, NPQHs, Degree courses, MAs and Doctorates. What’s more, when you join our community, you will enjoy many other benefits, including:  

  • an exciting and innovative place of working in an all-through learning community, graded, “Good” by Ofsted 
  • a dedicated team of staff who strive for excellence 
  • a very experienced SEN team 
  • a caring and inclusive ethos where all are learners 
  • a school which has a supportive leadership team, Governors and Parents with high expectations of the school 
  • an induction process that is committed to ongoing professional development

Find out more and Apply

For further information about the school, please visit our website via the Apply button.

If you have any questions prior to applying, you can contact Stacey Bell, PA to Executive Headteacher at 

To apply, please complete our application form and return this via email:  Please note, CVs will not be  accepted.

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 16th September 2021

Interview date: w/c 20th September 2021

Buxton School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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