Cross-Phase Special Needs Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Nishkam School West London, Osterley, TW7 5PN

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  • Expected start date

    1 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 February 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    21 January 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (12 months)


Highly Competitive + SENDCO ALLOWANCE

Cross-Phase Special Needs Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover) job summary

The role will commence in April 2022. You will:
• have the rare opportunity to work collaboratively with both primary and secondary colleagues and play a key role in developing SEND provision from EYFS to Year 8
• have a strong voice in shaping the everyday practice of the school as we develop and embed our ethos and routines, especially in learning and teaching
• have the opportunity to share your expertise with other colleagues across the Trust
• be part of a global community of charitable initiatives.
This is an exceptional opportunity to work within a vibrant atmosphere and a supportive setting.

Our expectations are that you will:
• believe all pupils can and will achieve highly
• build an environment through a values-led education that encourages compassion, humility, service; and recognises all humanity as one
• ensure excellence in learning, teaching and achievement across the school within the context of a faith-inspired, values-led school
• nurture a culture that cherishes childhood, stimulates the spirit of adventure and ignites a passion for lifelong learning
• develop and implement an enriched curriculum for the school that allows children to both further their own interests and explore new horizons
• develop and maintain the support and active involvement of parents in their children’s learning
• build and nurture links within the local community and outside agencies
• contribute to, and maintain the ethos of the Nishkam culture by drawing on best practice across Nishkam Schools, locally and nationally
• report to the Senior Leadership Team of Nishkam School West London
• work closely with the Local Governing Body & SEND Link Governor
• work in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team and teachers in both phases at NSWL.

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About Nishkam School West London

School type
Free School, Sikh, ages 4 to 19
School size
886 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Nishkam School West London will be a flagship school for our Trust, offering all-through provision on an expansive 11-acre green site. Opportunities like these are few and far between and will interest those with creative minds and high aspirations, seeking to inspire a new generation of children through a values-led, multi-faith curriculum. The journey will be one of leading SEND provision to excellence as the school grows to capacity, which will be immensely rewarding for the right individual.
Background: Nishkam School West London is an innovative, state of the art, all-through 4-19 school. Nishkam’s outstanding primary school opened in 2013 and the secondary phase is due to open in September 2018, with a four form entry in Year 7 of 100 pupils. The school is part of a highly successful Multi-Academy Trust (4 schools, 2 nurseries; 1 vocational college in Kenya).

Leadership and management at all levels are of exceptionally high quality. Leaders constantly check the quality of teaching and learning and provide very good support for any teacher who needs to develop their practice.
Exemplary leadership and management skills ensure that the school’s values are central to developing pupils’ learning and mind-set.
The school’s vision to ‘offer excellence… and inspire children to learn’ pervades the school. As a result, pupils are motivated and have high aspirations.

Ofsted-October 2016
As cross-phase SENDCO at Nishkam School West London, you will work in a pioneering group, Nishkam School Trust (NST). NST is one of the first multi-academy free school trusts in the UK. The Trust has opened two free schools in Birmingham (a primary in 2011 and a secondary in 2012), both of which are judged Ofsted Outstanding, and a third, a primary free school in Wolverhampton. We are looking for a highly committed and innovative SENDCO to work in close collaboration with other teachers in both the secondary and primary phases across the Trust.

Arranging a visit to Nishkam School West London

Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged. Please contact recruitment.NSWL@nishkamschools.org or 0203 141 8760 to arrange.

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