SEN Practitioner, Barnet

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Copthall SchoolBarnet

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £19,672 - £21,127 p.a.incl
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

SEN Practitioner (one year fixed term contract in the first instance)

36 hours per week, term time only

£23,607 - £25,353 FTE

£19,672 - £21,127 p.a.incl

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.  Our GCSE results are consistently outstanding with well above average Progress 8 scores (+0.87 & +0.76)  and our thriving Sixth Form is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results.  We offer both A Level and Vocational pathways and we also boast an excellent success rate in university applications. 

Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school. Following our recent Ofsted inspection, Copthall has been awarded the status of ‘Good’.  ‘By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations.  As a result, the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupil’s progress’.  The full report can be accessed using the following link:

Opportunities have arisen to join the school’s SEND Department at an exciting time of development. As part of our drive to improve the progress of pupils with SEN, we are recruiting enthusiastic, talented and committed SEN practitioners to join our staff team. The department is building its capacity to provide small group teaching/tailored intervention programmes at an early stage to enable students to establish their coping strategies for working within classes.

You will play an integral role in delivering, monitoring and reporting back on the impact of these interventions and work with other team members to create teaching resources that enable access to learning.

You will have an enthusiastic and caring nature, the ability to engage well with young people, a good standard of written and spoken English and be committed to improving not only students’ academic attainment but also their independence, behaviour, self-confidence and self-esteem. 

Applications are welcome from both experienced teaching assistants and those considering this, or teaching, as a career. This post could be ideal for a recent graduate seeking a route into teaching

The school is keen to appoint experienced SEN practitioners with additional experience, qualifications and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• developing literacy skills  

• developing numeracy skills

• specific learning difficulties

• autistic spectrum conditions

• Speech, language and communication needs

The role will involve working with individuals and groups of pupils, planning and delivering interventions and working with individuals and teams of staff to ensure that lesson approaches are differentiated to meet pupil needs.

Successful candidates will be competent with Mathematics and English, possess good organisational skills, be ICT literate and have excellent communication skills and ideally have A Level qualifications.

The applicant needs to be able to readily make positive relationships with all students and to engage, motivate and stretch our young people. They should be passionate about promoting learning engagement and achievement to ensure all students fulfil their full potential. 

The school offers opportunities for further professional development, working with children who respond to passionate teaching and working in an established team with supportive colleagues.  We have a strong, inclusive community spirit and a positive behavior culture. 

Appointment is subject to a clear DBS check to an enhanced level.   

Application forms are available from the School website: or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.  

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date: Tuesday 27th August 2019 (12 noon) 

More about Copthall School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Pursley Road, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8959 1937
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Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. We have approximately 1000 students on role, 120 of which are enrolled in our th...