Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Harrow High SchoolHarrow

“I have never worked in a school with such a community feel, which is built on amazing relationships from the top down.” (Ashley, Head of Year 7)

Harrow High School is a vibrant, diverse 11-18 school in North West London which consistently achieves excellent rates of progress for all our learners from Key Stage three through to the Sixth Form. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly organised and inspirational person to lead the SEND provision. Whilst SENCO accreditation is desirable, any candidate with the requisite skills and personable characteristics who is keen to work towards achieving the qualification should apply. 

We are committed to providing a safe, caring environment for all in our community and demand the highest standards of behaviour from all our learners. This provides staff with the opportunity to teach excellent lessons with a focus on providing the highest levels of stretch and challenge for all learners.

But really you want to know why you should choose Harrow High School over all the other schools? Well………….

We are in a fantastic location for transport links which means staff have the opportunity to live all over London as well as the commuter belt still with realistic travel times plus more than ample staff parking so parking every morning is never a worry.

We are committed to a constant programme of teacher development based on a comprehensive and exciting programme of CPD including a commitment to provide coaching for all staff to help them hone their practice. 

We believe strongly in a work life balance and know that enjoying your work is the most important part of well-being. This is of the highest importance to us. 

We set aside time every week for dedicated joint faculty lesson planning, and have implemented an assessment policy that meets the needs of learners whilst being sensitive to the time demands faced by staff. 

We offer flexible working practices where possible and a well-being day for all staff as well as an individual wellbeing day to be taken as and when wanted. 

We have a culture of approachability from the management means support, support, support is key to issues both in and out of school life.

But don’t take our word for it. This is what staff have to say:

 “I initially wanted to work here because of the location and the school’s reputation for looking after their staff. There are so many reasons to stay from the friendly learners who say good morning in the corridors and who are really eager to learn to the supportive and approachable staff and SLT”  (Sarah, Science Teacher)

 “What I immediately noticed about Harrow High was the warm atmosphere between colleagues. Due to the size of the school and the ethos you are made to feel immediately welcome. I have a lot of responsibilities out of school such as being a parent governor at a local primary school and a father to 4 children. Harrow High have always been understanding of the demands on my time. The very low staff turnover is a testimony in itself”.  (Faisal, Chemistry Teacher)  

“When a new member of staff joins Harrow High School, one of the first things they will always comment on is the learners. They are dedicated, kind, respectful and always put a smile on my face. That’s personally, the thing I look for most in a school, the other staff members, opportunities available and structure of the school are an extra added bonus which contribute to a really happy working environment”  (Ashley, Head of Year 7)

“Senior leaders are very approachable and open to feedback about the school’s direction. School improvement planning is always bottom up in the way that it visions, produces actions and involves all staff. Consultations don’t feel like a token gesture with the direction pre-determined. Rather the leaders of the school take on board ‘on the ground’ observations of teachers at all levels.” (Andrew, Head of Humanities)

We have exceptionally high expectations of all our learners in all that they do and believe that disadvantage or low prior attainment should not act as a barrier to success. We are committed to our ‘4 excellences’ which are at the heart of everything we do and every conversation we have. These are;

Excellent Learning & Progress - Challenge and engagement, meeting and exceeding targets

Excellent Aspirations - Quality progression, passion for learning

Excellent Behaviour, Safety and Care for each other - Respectful challenge, showing empathy

Excellent Communication - Understanding each other, clarity of purpose

As a result of our commitment to these beliefs, the school is continually improving and as a result, Progress 8 is consistently good. The Sixth Form is also incredibly successful and for the past 3 years have achieved ALPS grades of 2 (top 10% nationally) for A Levels and BTEC courses

 To find out more about us, please visit our website www.harrowhigh.com or follow us on twitter @HarrowHighSch  Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting:  Mr Jon Talton, Head of Operations on 020 8861 7300. We would be delighted to show you what our school can offer. 

Closing date: 20th September 2021 

The school is committed to promoting and safe-guarding the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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Harrow High School


Harrow High School
Gayton RoadHarrowMiddlesexHA1 2JGUnited Kingdom
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