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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (TLR 2b £5,635)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dedicated aspiring SENDCO to become our Deputy SENDCO at Swanlea School. You will be able to demonstrate unwavering commitment to raising student progress and standards and, like us, believe that disadvantage - including SEND - is no barrier to achievement and will help plan, deliver, and lead an ambitious and rigorous curriculum for our young people.

As you would expect, we’re looking for the best. A good honours degree and qualified teacher status are essential. Naturally you should be an outstanding teacher or have the potential to become one. You will believe that every student can share in the joy of education and attainment. You will also possess integrity, good humour, and moral purpose. We encourage early applications and may hold interviews before the application deadline.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the following:

  • A competitive salary with inner London weighting and pension scheme;
  • A highly regarded middle and emergent leadership programme;
  • A broad and wide-ranging staff development programme, delivered by outstanding experts;
  • A central location with excellent transport links;
  • Outstanding facilities and resources to support teaching and learning;
  • A friendly and diverse student and staff community;
  • Discount scheme that offers savings on purchases, including groceries, eating out, entertainment, etc;
  • Season ticket loan scheme;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Free eye tests and discounted eye-care scheme;
  • Access to confidential emotional and practical advice support services.

Commitment to safeguarding

Swanlea School’s safeguarding policies will be reviewed annually, or earlier if needed in the light of an incident, new legislation or guidance calls for the need for a review. In line with our school vision and values, alongside our statutory duties, Swanlea School is committed to upholding the highest standards of safeguarding. The procedures within our Child Protection Policy apply to all staff, volunteers, visitors and governors. All procedures are written in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.
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About Swanlea School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1291 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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We are an OFSTED outstanding school with a culture of high expectations based on our Swanlea Values. We are in the top 120 schools for progress at KS4 and have an ALPs score of 3, making us the best performing sixth form for progress in Tower Hamlets. The vast majority of our students progress onto top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. We have the best attendance and behaviour figures in the local authority. Despite our successes, we are not complacent and we believe that we have the capacity to further improve. Swanlea students are proud of their school and we have extremely supportive parents/carers and governors. We are highly committed to the development of all colleagues as evident in our comprehensive CPD programme. Swanlea School is located in one of the most deprived areas in the UK; 60% of our students are Pupil Premium. Our students may come from disadvantaged backgrounds but they do not lack ambition for their futures, and neither do we as reflected in our no excuses culture. Our highly motivated and hard-working staff are driven by the moral imperative that our young people are capable of achieving highly.

Arranging a visit to Swanlea School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headteacherpa@swanlea.co.uk.

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