This job expired on 28 June 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    28 June 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    16 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Special educational needs (SEN) specialist
Working pattern
Contract type
Salary: Inner London Main Pay Scale 1 – 6, £32,157 - £42,624

Job summary

Cobourg Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced SENCO to join our hardworking and supportive team.

The successful candidate will be passionate about children's learning and development, and will have experience of working with children who have special educational needs. A good knowledge and understanding of the SEND Code of Practice is essential as well as the ability to ensure our inclusive practice is further developed to promote the highest standards of pupil achievement for all. This is an excellent career opportunity for someone who is committed to enabling all children with additional needs to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes. This is a full-time position with a .4 class teaching commitment. 

 Applications are invited from teachers who are either currently working as a SENCO or who are keen to gain a position and complete the National Award for SENCOs.  In addition you will need to: 

  • Have high expectations of yourself and others and demonstrate an understanding of Inclusive practice

  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with an eye for detail

  • Management, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Have in-depth knowledge of current SEND initiatives within the primary sector and demonstrate a clear vision of excellence in primary education

  • Be highly organised, motivational and flexible with the ability to inspire, and challenge children and colleagues

If you have all of these qualities and need a new challenge, why not seize this fantastic opportunity to become the new SENCO at Cobourg Primary School!
Visits to the school are welcome and highly recommended. Please contact the school office on 020 7703 25 to arrange.

Please apply using the Teacher Vacancies online application form below. If you have any queries, please email the School Business Manager:

Closing date for applications: 10:00 on Monday 28th June.
 Shortlisting: Tuesday 29th June.
 Interviews: Commencing Friday 2nd July.


Please note: Cobourg Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check. 

Additional allowances

Special educational needs (SEN) allowance 2a (£2,873)

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
288 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

About Cobourg Primary School

 Cobourg Primary is a large multicultural inner-city school with a friendly supportive team, whose diversity is an asset. Situated in a fantastic location in Burgess Park (the largest park in Southwark), on the edge of Zone 1 and within easy striking distance of Central London’s museums and galleries.

Arranging a visit to Cobourg Primary School

School visits are welcome and highly recommended. Please phone the school office on 020 7703 2583 to arrange. 

School location

Cobourg Road, London, SE5 0JD

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