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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Inner London MPR / UPR + TLR 1a (£8,706 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Would you like to join a school where people are valued, thrive and make positive contributions?

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic professional to join the team at Prendergast School from September 2023. The postholder will assist the Assistant Headteacher – Behaviour & Welfare with the strategic development of SEND policy and provision. In consultation with external agencies, the SENCo identifies and meets the needs of children with special educational needs, whilst ensuring the systems are co-ordinated, evaluated and regularly reviewed.

The post holder will review targets and support plans with parents, children, colleagues and relevant outside agencies in order to agree and communicate targets and help children achieve their maximum potential. Previous experience in a similar role or attainment of the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (or equivalent) would be an advantage. You will also line manage the Learning Support Team, ensuring that support staff are deployed to meet the needs of SEND students.

What the school offers its staff

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Formand benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. It is one of the most successful schools in Lewisham. Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 130 years.The school currently holds the NACE Award, the Wellbeing Award and the GoldArtsmarkAward.

We are committed to providing excellent CPD and all new staff complete a comprehensive and supportive induction programme. The successful candidate will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.

You will have the opportunity to work with a forward-thinking staff and school leadership team who have students’ wellbeing, development and progress as their core purpose.

We are dedicated to creating a work environment that our colleagues can enjoy, our students can benefit from, and where work complements life. For this reason, we encourage everyone to discuss with us their flexible working requirements during the recruitment process so that we can find the best working solution for them and their role.

Further details about the role

Interviews: Friday 3 February 2023

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.
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About Prendergast School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1007 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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