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  • Start date details

    Immediate start or 1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Strategic development of SEN policy and provision

Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision

Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEN or a disability

Make sure the SEN policy is put into practice and its objectives are reflected in the school improvement plan (SIP)

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives that may affect the school’s policy and practice

Evaluate whether funding is being used effectively, and suggest changes to make use of funding more effective

Operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of provision

Maintain an accurate SEND register and provision map – updated termly

Provide guidance to colleagues on teaching pupils with SEN or a disability, and advise on the graduated approach to SEN support

Advise on the use of the school’s budget and other resources to meet pupils’ needs effectively, including staff deployment

Be aware of the provision in the local offer

Work with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals and other external agencies

Be a key point of contact for external agencies, especially the local authority (LA)

Analyse assessment data for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school

Implement and lead intervention groups for pupils with SEN, and evaluate their effectiveness

Support for pupils with SEN or a disability

Identify a pupil’s SEN across the whole school

Co-ordinate provision that meets the pupil’s needs, and monitor its effectiveness

Secure relevant services for the pupil

Ensure records are maintained and kept up to date

Review the education, health and care plan (EHCP) with parents or carers and the pupil

To work one-to-one with children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that includes specialist teaching time or to arrange appropriate teacher support depending on current staffing arrangements

Communicate regularly with parents/carers

Ensure if the pupil transfers to another school, all relevant information is conveyed to that school, and support a smooth transition for the pupil

Promote the pupil’s inclusion in the school community and access to the curriculum, facilities and extra-curricular activities

Leadership and management

Work with the headteacher and governors to ensure the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements

Prepare and review information the governing board is required to publish

Contribute to the SIP and whole-school policy.

Contribute to the school self-evaluation procedures formulating and reviewing an annual subject Action Plan

Carry out intelligent observations of lessons across the school to monitor provision for Pupil Premium, SEN and G&T pupils. Provide written feedback to teachers as appropriate

Support staff in planning and teaching for SEND and G&T pupils according to need

Identify training needs for staff and how to meet these needs

Lead INSET for staff

Prepare and deliver Parent Workshops on SEN etc.

Share procedural information, such as the school’s SEN policy

Promote an ethos and culture that supports the school’s SEN policy and promotes good outcomes for pupils with SEN or a disability

Provide class teachers with Class SEN File detailing the needs of the children in their class that year and containing up to date reports and support for those children.

Lead and manage teaching assistants (TAs) working with pupils with SEN or a disability

Lead staff appraisals and produce appraisal reports for SEN Support Staff

Review staff performance on an ongoing basis


Fulfil personal responsibilities, and secure compliance by those working in school, for safeguarding as set out in the Children’s Act, Statutory Guidance and by the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board. These include:

Operating a culture of listening to children and taking account of their wishes and feelings, both in individual decisions and the development of services;

Operating clear whistleblowing procedures;

Sharing information, with other professionals;

Take responsibility as the designated teacher for Looked After Children;

Operating safe recruitment practices;

Ensuring appropriate supervision and support for staff, including undertaking Induction, safeguarding training and reviews of practice;

Establish, operate and monitor clear policies for dealing with allegations against people who work with children.

The SENCO will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and follow school policies and the staff code of conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the SENCO will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. This post is exempt from section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974, as the duties give you access to persons who are under the age of 18. Applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which would be regarded as spent for other purposes

What the school offers its staff

  • Welcoming and friendly staff
  • Great working atmosphere
  • Happy and eager to learn children
  • Close links with the local church and parish
  • Close to all amenities

Further details about the role

Please remember to complete the consent forms along with the application form.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About St Mary and St Michael Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
429 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

We are a thriving successful two-form entry primary school in the heart of Tower Hamlets.

We have an energetic and dedicated team based in a warm, friendly and inclusive school community which is committed to the care of our children.

Arranging a visit to St Mary and St Michael Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jhannan1.211@lgflmail.org.

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