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  • Start date details

    January 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    28 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key characteristics of the role:

  • ensuring that progress of pupils with SEND improves relative to those without SEND
  • ensuring that the school carries out its statutory responsibilities regarding all pupils with an EHCP
  • supporting staff in understanding the needs of SEND pupils by identifying and adopting the most effective teaching practices for pupils with SEND
  • liaising with staff, parents, external agencies and other schools to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision
  • understanding day-to-day co-ordination of the school’s SEND provision through close liaison with staff, families and external agencies
  • set up and monitor systems for identifying, assessing and reviewing SEND and collect and interpret specialist assessment data
  • tracking and respond to the outcomes for SEND pupils and report these findings to SLT and governors
  • identifying resources to meet the needs of pupils with SEND and advise the SLT of priorities for expenditure
  • lead on the performance management of teaching assistants and ensure effective provision of SEND support staff
  • managing annual reviews and EHCP assessment requests
  • working closely with senior staff in supporting the wellbeing and Safeguarding of pupils;
  • liaising with external agencies including social workers, police officers, therapists and psychologists
  • contributing to the wider school life, such as events, trips, and co-curricular clubs.

The successful candidate will have:

  • an unwavering belief in the role of pastoral care and an ability to communicate that passion to staff, pupils and families;
  • an ability to navigate the balance and relationship between pastoral care and academic outcomes;
  • a proven track record of working effectively with SEND pupils
  • started or wish to start the SENDCo qualification
  • an understanding of the ethos of WLFS and commitment to our firm but fair approach to conduct;
  • a proven track record of creating and maintaining high expectations of pupils;
  • excellent team-working and communication skills.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme for teaching staff
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Complimentary drinks
  • Employee counselling
  • Recommend a teacher bonus scheme
  • Staff children have priority admission into the school (after two years’ service)
  • Season ticket travel loan

Commitment to safeguarding

The Knowledge Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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About West London Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
915 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address

The WLFS is one of the pioneering schools in the country for delivering a knowledge-rich education to all pupils, irrespective of birth or background. At the WLFS, we pride ourselves on the quality of the curriculum; the excellent behaviour of the pupils; the support provided by senior leaders; and the trust that we place in staff. Our 2022 results showed that our approach to teaching is delivering results. At A-level, 45% of entries were graded A* to A, and 73% were graded A* to B. At GCSE, 49% of entries were graded 9 to 7, and 88% were graded 9 to 4. Progress 8 was 0.61. Our pupils go on to study at some of the best universities in the UK and abroad, with seven students accepted to courses at Oxford or Cambridge in 2022 alone. We look for talented and ambitious individuals who share our vision for creating an exceptional school, and are committed to ensuring that every child has access to the best possible education.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email c.toolan@ks-t.org.

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