Secondary SENCO – Part time

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: M1 –UPS3 + 0.2 IC TLR
Location: Buxton School, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 13 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 16/09/2021 at 09:00
Reference: SCH/21/163586

Secondary SENCO

Part time – 2 days a week, possibility of 3 days (this post is not suitable for NQT’s)

MPS-UPS TLR 0.2 1C (£5,080) 

We are looking to appoint a Secondary SENCO, 2 days a week, to work alongside our present experienced SENCO, who works 3 days a week.  There will be some teaching responsibilities associated with this position. 

We are seeking an inspirational and passionate teacher who understands and believes in the importance of an Inclusive Education. We are looking for a qualified, effective and ambitious leader who is committed to raising standards of all students, especially those with SEND. The successful candidate will help lead our SEND Secondary Provision, which includes an established Speech and Language Resource Provision, that supports students with a range of additional needs, to access the mainstream curriculum.  

The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership of this area but also work alongside colleagues, providing practical support for learning, educational activities, professional development, developing social skills and securing students’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

The candidate will be experienced in managing, organising and supporting pupils with SEND. They must be knowledgeable of, and committed to, promoting inclusive practice and driving improvement. They must have a proven record of improving pupil’s outcomes. The candidate must have the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator or be committed to undertaking this when starting at Buxton School. 

We offer:


  • an exciting and innovative place of working in an all-through learning community, graded, “Good” by Ofsted
  • a dedicated team of staff who strive for excellence
  • a very experience SEN team
  • a caring and inclusive ethos where all are learners
  • a school which has a supportive leadership team, Governors and Parents with high expectations of the school
  • an induction process that is committed to ongoing professional development 

We believe that we can transform the learning of generations of children by having the full range of children on one site led by staff and supported by a community who share common values, learning and curriculum aims, polices, and practices all under one roof. We are a cutting-edge learning community in the field of all-through education.  This is a wonderfully rewarding role where the individual’s moral purpose is intertwined with the student’s desire to do well, once given the right support.  We want our students to succeed and we want our students to see how they can contribute to the wider world. So, we are looking for an excellent practitioner, one who is committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people, especially the ones with SEND.  We want our students, through your leadership to strive to reach their potential. 

Buxton School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed