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  • Start date details

    Required from September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Teachers Pay Scale (MPS6 – UPS3)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have experience supporting pupils with SEN? West Hill Primary School is seeking to appoint an exceptional, experienced qualified teacher as a SENCO (non-teaching).

‘Ready to learn, Inspired to achieve, Prepared for life’

The Governors and Head teacher are seeking to appoint an experienced practitioner who will bring strategic focus and strong people leadership skills alongside exemplary primary practice. You will have a relentless focus on delivering a high quality of education to children in partnership with the Head teacher.

This is a non-class-based role for a talented practitioner with a commitment to inclusion and the skills to enable statemented pupils and pupils with additional education needs to achieve their potential.

Our ideal candidate must have:

  • The NASENCO qualification or be willing to complete the SEN NPQ within 2 years of appointment
  • Excellent knowledge of the role of SENCO in a primary school (including a secure knowledge of Special Educational Needs/Inclusion/ Equality issues)
  • Confidence in use of data to analyse and evaluate performance, presenting outcomes to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of support staff to ensure provision matches the needs of all pupils with special or additional educational need
  • High levels of written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent communication, organisation, and teamwork skills
  • Effective working in partnerships with outside agencies
  • Ability to deal effectively with child protection issues
  • Excellent understanding and application of SEND programmes and resources to best meet the needs of our children
  • Ability and skills needed to ensure continued inclusion provision improvement through coaching and feedback
  • Ability to ensure strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers.

Applications are invited from experienced primary teachers with proven curriculum leadership and management skills and experience across the primary age range.

What the school offers its staff

What we offer you:

  • A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school
  • A welcoming environment with happy and enthusiastic well-behaved children
  • A dedicated and skilled Governing Body who work hard to support our school community
  • The opportunity to work with a school which strives to make a real difference in children’s lives

Further details about the role

Visits to West Hill Primary are welcomed and encouraged for anyone considering applying for this post. Viewings will be held week beginning 24th June 2024. To book in a visit please contact info@westhill.wandsworth.sch.uk

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/.

Completed applications should be returned to the School Business Manager by email: tahira.khan@westhill.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing Date: Monday 1st July 2024 (at 9.00am)
Interviews and selection tasks will be held week commencing 8th July 2024

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

This post is subject to safer recruitment checks including an online search and enhanced DBS check.

West Hill Primary School
5 Merton Road
SW18 5ST
020 8874 5900
Email: info@westhill.wandsworth.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mr Richard Milsom

Commitment to safeguarding

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

This post is subject to safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

This job post has expired.

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About West Hill Primary School

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

‘Ready to learn, inspired to achieve, Prepared for life’
West Hill Primary is a one form entry school situated in the centre of Wandsworth, London with excellent transport links.
We are proud to be a caring, inclusive community school. Our pupils represent the full diversity of this vibrant part of London with over 50% coming from ethnic minority backgrounds and a large proportion of pupils with EAL and SEN. We celebrate our diversity, it is what makes our school strong, as it provides a wide enrichment of life for our pupils and an understanding and respect for our differences.

Arranging a visit to West Hill Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@westhill.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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