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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£34,502-£53,482 plus TLR 2b (£5,022)

Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b (£5,022)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an inspirational SENCo to further develop and lead inclusion and

SEN with the school, there will be teaching commitments such as interventions or PPA cover. Join our highly committed team and be part of our senior leadership team.

Candidates should have

  • Qualified teacher with 5 years or more teaching experience
  • At least three years’ experience of being a SENCo
  • The National Award for SENCo-ordination or be working towards
  • Has experience in leading and managing staff in developing and implementing effective provision for vulnerable pupils thorough knowledge of the new SEND Code of Practice
  • Skilful in working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs –SEND, LAC, Pupil Premium, EAL, G &T
  • To work effectively with the Headteacher and SLT to achieve excellence
  • Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team
  • Good management and organisational skills and experience of leading/managing other staff
  • The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you a thriving school environment with an exciting intake of children within an inner city London school. Our staff are dedicated to develop of the school and the children’s education. We have a strong and clear vision, an engaging curriculum which develops and celebrates the potential of each child and an ever evolving and growing approach to SEND and inclusion.

We have a Deaf Provision within our school that is fully inclusive in terms of children, teaching and community. This role, however, will be a SENCo for the children with EHCP's and other needs from mainstream classes. Despite the SEND provision for Deaf pupils being led by a separate leader, we encourage and welcome a teamwork approach to SEND in our school.

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 Laycock Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
321 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11


Welcome to Laycock Primary School, in Islington.
We have designed our curriculum for the children at Laycock Primary to be inspired, enthused, engaged and active- not only with the power of their learning, but the power of their life choices within our school, community and wider world. We aspire to revolutionise each subject within our curriculum to ensure our children gain cultural capital, a wide variety of exposure to happenings around the world and first-hand experience which is crucial to all learners.

Our curriculum has been created based on the individuality of our local area, our community and the current world we live in. We will prepare our children to ask questions, hunt for answers and base decisions on their moral compass.

Our enquiry based, experiential learning will ignite and develop our children to embody our school values: aspirational, creative, curious, resilient, respectful and friendly.

As a school, we have a responsibility to drive towards equality. We believe that the diversity of our school and families strengthens our school’s community and ensures we promote, teach and enable equity. We vow to be reflective and stay on top of current issues of the world that we live in. Our curriculum has been inspired by a ‘windows and mirror’ analogy: we plan and strive to allow opportunities, also known as ‘windows’, for children to view into the experiences of others. We also plan and strive for representation, also known as ‘mirrors’, to reflect individuals and ensure our children see themselves in and around our school. This gives us new ways of seeing kinder ways of living and wider ways of being.

Additionally, we pride ourselves on working with and embedding values from the United Nations and British Council to help create active, 21st Century learners being capable and passionate to impact and benefit the future. To achieve this, a large focus of our curriculum has been looking at our curriculum through a ‘social justice lens’ to ensure that all of our pupils are represented and acknowledged in our teaching to ensure learning is relevant to them as young people living in London.

Laycock learners will break barriers, challenge stereotypes, learn from classic and current role models and understand the importance their decision and actions have on life.

Arranging a visit to Laycock Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@laycock.islington.sch.uk.

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