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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS Inner London + SEN

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to work with as part of a talented team committed to inclusion. You will help to lead and develop our provision as an influential member of the inclusion team.

We are looking for a person who:

  • Is passionate about working with children and as part of a team
  • Is a qualified teacher with experience working across the primary age range
  • Truly believes in the inclusion of all children
  • Has an innovative and “can do” approach to solving problems and finding solutions
  • Is a tenacious and down-to-earth team player
  • Will do ‘whatever it takes’
  • Is able to take responsibility for the day-today provision for children with SEND.
  • Will be a lead teacher for children with SEND and to disseminate best practice across the school, modelling high expectations
  • Will provide professional guidance in the area of SEND to all stakeholders in order to secure high quality provision and outcomes for those children with SEND
  • Will monitor and be accountable for the attainment and progress of SEND pupils in the setting
  • Will be a champion for pupils with SEND and their families, ensuring their voices are heard, their needs are met and they achieve the highest possible outcomes.

We will consider applicants who do not already have the NASENCo qualification

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you

  • A supportive and positive working environment with happy, creative children who love coming to school and enjoy learning.
  • The chance to work alongside an experienced team led by a headteacher committed to SEND.
  • Support offered by the MAT’s Director of SEND and Safeguarding
  • Exciting opportunities to help lead a highly motivated and talented team of support staff.
  • Supportive and welcoming governors, staff and parents.
  • Career development and opportunities.
  • An exceptional school which is at the heart of the local community
  • To work alongside our experienced Resource Base leader.
  • A highly effective 24 place Resource Base for children with moderate learning difficulties.
  • Support to complete the NASENCo qualification.
  • This is an exciting development opportunity.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Alton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Applying for the job

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About The Alton School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
190 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

The Alton is an inclusive community school, next to Richmond Park. We are a one form entry school with extensive facilities that offer our children a wide array of fantastic, vibrant and diverse opportunities. We are also home to a small Resource Base for children with MLD and ASD,.

We are now part of the Quality First Education Trust, a growing multi-academy trust with four south London primary schools.

Arranging a visit to The Alton School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email helen.matthews@thealton.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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