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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 November 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

QTS pay scale plus inner London weighting and TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Communication skills, oral, written to a variety of audiences

  • The ability to deliver well planned, organised and innovative lessons/interventions

  • Proficiency in the use of ICT and the software programmes used in school.

  • Must hold Qualified Teacher Status

  • Nationally recognised SENDCo qualification

  • Level 7 Access Arrangement Assessor - desirable

  • Ambitious and committed to own professional development

  • The ability to deal effectively with students, parents and all stakeholders.

  • To be flexible when working within Inclusion and be able to prioritise workload efficiently.

  • Understanding of Child Protection procedures

  • Team player and highly motivated

  • An understanding of the needs of SEND children

  • Evidence of further professional development which demonstrates an understanding of the current issues impacting on SEND provision

  • Proven track record of raising achievement through outstanding classroom practice.

  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development, including for example NPQH - desirable

What the school offers its staff

  • Opportunities to contribute ideas and develop initiatives that improve the school
  • Outstanding staff: professional, supportive and committed
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Excellent professional development
  • The opportunity to play your part to help provide a rewarding environment where students and staff feel valued and supported and everyone feels part of the ‘Poly Family’
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Opportunities to collaborate with outstanding and dynamic teaching professionals
  • Access to various discounts for a small monthly fee
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ
  • Excellent catering facilities with complimentary daily coffee for staff
  • Secure on-site parking
  • A focus on wellbeing with a dedicated wellbeing committee to liaise with SLT

Further details about the role

Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys are looking for an innovative and dedicated leader who will work alongside the leadership team to achieve our vision of success for everyone. We believe that every child is unique and special and has the capacity within them to succeed, both at an academic and personal level.

As Senior SENDCo, you will play a key role in driving the strategic direction of our inclusive practices to ensure that our SEND students achieve the best possible outcomes. You will be an inspiring practitioner with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge staff and students to ensure that success is achieved. This position has the advantage of an administrative assistant Monday-Friday to directly support the Senior SENDCo and the Learning Support Department.

Here at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys, we place significant value on our professional working relationships with others and, therefore, we are looking for an individual who not only has excellent inter-personal skills but also has a track record of forming strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders to achieve a shared vision and goal.

Commitment to safeguarding

PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

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About Woolwich Polytechnic School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1584 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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PolyMAT is a small and ambitious MAT with a unique family feel. Our vision is ‘Success for Everyone’ and the successful candidate will help deliver this for our schools. We currently have three schools in our Trust: Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys, a long-successful boys’ school, Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls that opened in 2019, and Bannockburn Primary School, a large successful primary that joined the Trust on 1st November 2023. We also have our flourishing Sixth Form provision which is co-educational. Our Trust and our schools pride themselves on a culture of high standards delivered through our Values of Care and Unity. We provide a rewarding environment where students and staff feel valued and supported and everyone feels part of the larger family as our schools and departments work very closely together.

Arranging a visit to Woolwich Polytechnic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email acherry@polymat.co.uk.

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