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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS Fringe

Additional allowances

TLR 2.2 £5,193

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Deputy SENCO to join this successful school with this opportunity to play a vital role in the further development of a key area of the school. You will have a track record for achieving excellence in working with children with a broad range of differing needs and will possess the vision, creativity, experience, and energy to lead and enhance the successes of this specialist area. The SEND department is in the heart of the school, working very closely with the teaching and learning team to foster an inclusive environment for students with SEN needs.

Thamesmead is a vibrant school. We are located in Shepperton, a ‘suburban village’ situated in a pleasant area of to the West of London in attractive grounds within 300 yards of the River Thames, with good rail and road access. Our students attain high results in many areas of the curriculum and extra curricular activities are a strength of the school.

”Thamesmead School provides a good education. Governors and managers have a clear vision for the school, which is focused on raising attainment through improving the quality of students’ learning experiences. GCSE results are well above average. Students respond with good attitudes and behaviour and enjoy school. Behaviour around school is in many cases, exemplary.” Ofsted

What the school offers its staff

  • An annual wellbeing long weekend in the autumn term
  • Priority admission for children of staff*
  • Paid lunch duty
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free onsite flu vaccination
  • Free carparking onsite
  • Onsite gym with subsidised membership
  • Free meals provided on inset days, parents evenings and open evening.
  • A comprehensive mentoring system for Early Career Teachers (ECT’s) which includes training and development
  • Personalised career path development (CPD) options

*This applies to staff who have been employed by Thamesmead School for at least two years prior to application and admission.

Commitment to safeguarding

Thamesmead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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About Thamesmead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1007 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01932 219 423

The school is situated to the West of London with good rail and road access. Our location means our staff enjoy living in areas such as West and South West London, Surrey and Berkshire making fantastic choices for city, suburban or rural living available.

Thamesmead is a vibrant and successful school. In 2019 our students gained strong GCSE results. 85% of students gained a 4 grade or higher in English and Maths and 58% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. 83% achieved 5 GCSEs or more graded at 4 or above.

"Pupils behave well, are co-operative and respectful towards their teachers and each other. Strong leadership aims to ensure that the school provides the best possible standards of teaching and learning."- Ofsted.

Arranging a visit to Thamesmead School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email z.midwinter@thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk.

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