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  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

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  • Full Time - 35 hours per week – 52 weeks per year 25 days annual leave per year (15 days fixed for closures) plus bank holidays

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Pay scale

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What skills and experience we're looking for


Scale 5: £27,807 - £29,214 per annum

Full Time - 35 hours per week – 52 weeks per year

25 days annual leave per year (15 days fixed for closures) plus bank holidays

Required: ASAP

Trinity School is seeking to appoint individuals with special skills, enthusiasm and a high degree of commitment to working with students with the highest level of need and challenging behaviour arising from autism.

The Highly Specialist Behaviour Team (incorporating the Living and Learning Centre) provides specialist care and support for the development of independent, self-help, functional and vocational living skills for up to 19 pupils currently aged between 8-19 with an ASC diagnosis and associated challenging behaviours. The Living and Learning Centre is a unique provision which provides a service to the pupils for 48 weeks per year together with flexibility in the timing of the school day within a set period.

The job will require the successful candidate to work closely with one individual student and to take responsibility for the implementation of their educational, social and behaviour plan. As a Keyworker, you will be expected to develop a deep understanding of the needs of your allocated student. You will also be expected to carry out joint planning for your assigned student and to lead lessons in a curriculum area under the guidance of the Centre’s Qualified Teacher

What the school offers its staff

Applications are welcomed from individuals who:

  • have proven good experience of working directly with primary, secondary and/or sixth form aged pupils who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition diagnosis.
  • have some experience of working with individuals who have challenging behaviour/communication difficulties and can prove that they have the resilience to work with young adults with complex needs
  • have awareness and can describe the School’s TEACCH (structure) pedagogy
  • are willing and able to carry out manual handling tasks which could include; assistance with students’ personal care, auxiliary medical care and the management, under guidance, of difficult behaviours
  • are committed to continuous professional development
  • have a positive “can do” attitude and are very willing to learn
  • are willing to work flexible hours
  • some experience and basic skills of using ICT packages such as Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • possess at least a minimum of NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent is 4 GCSE’s Grade A* - C/new Grade 4 or above)
  • are willing to follow assessment and recording procedures, as well as following relevant curriculum tasks

We will be able to offer you professional development and training along with shadowing, mentoring and coaching.

We recommend all potential applicants arrange a visit to the LLC before making an application

All applications should be made on the Trinity School application form available from the school website on https://www.trinityschooldagenham.org.uk/Vacancies-1/ CVs will not be accepted and should not be submitted. No CV’s will be accepted from agencies.

Completed applications must be sent to hr@trinity.bardaglea.org.uk

For further details please contact Human Resources on this email hr@trinity.bardaglea.org.uk or call 020 3435 5958


Closing date: 12 noon on Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Interviews: W/C Monday 9th October 2023 and W/C 16th October 2023

Only those applicants that are shortlisted will be notified of the interviews

Further details about the role

Trinity School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will undergo online searches and their referees contacted prior to the interview.

An enhanced criminal record check via the DBS will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a comprehensive screening process, including a disclosure check will be undertaken on all applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Trinity School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
302 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Trinity is a very large special school in Barking and Dagenham and we serve the special educational needs of over 290 disabled children and young people. We are an all-through School for pupils aged 3 to 19.

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