Deputy Sendco

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Scale : MPS/UPS plus TLR 2A. £34,514 to £51,179
Location: Kelmscott School, 245 Markhouse Road E17 8DN
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 20/05/2024 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/24/280253

Deputy SENDCo

Required for September 2024

Salary details: MPS/UPS + TLR 2a


The Governors of Kelmscott School are seeking to appoint a highly enthusiastic colleague to join our thriving SEND department.  The main purpose of the role is to support the SENDCO in the day to day running of the department, and to promote inclusive practice in which the interests and needs of students with SEND and/or disabilities are at the heart of all actions. The role includes teaching but on a reduced timetable; the successful candidate will be a dynamic, inspirational and creative teacher who is able motivate students as well as being an outstanding team player.


The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain excellent career experience. This is a great opportunity be part of our exciting continued professional development programme.


We would welcome applications from qualified SENDCO’s as well as aspiring SENDCO’s with middle leader experience who are willing to work towards and gain the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) qualification. In addition, we would also welcome applications from Primary school candidates who are qualified to teach at secondary level.


Kelmscott School is a highly ambitious school in the heart of East London. Inclusion is at the very heart of all that we do. Waltham Forest reaps the benefits of the character, diversity and cultures within our borough, the things we have in common and the things that make us different. Our school motto is ‘Putting Learning First’ something that we hold dear. Colleagues at our school are happy and as a result we have low staff turnover. Staff wellbeing and work life balance, are a priority for us as we believe that our staff, work at their best when they are also able to commit fully to their family and personal lives. Behaviour of students at Kelmscott is impeccable. Our behaviour systems are designed to allow teachers to teach and our students to learn. Our classrooms are ‘disruption free’ something we would love to show you.

We were inspected under the new Ofsted framework in January 2020. Ofsted saw two typical Kelmscott days and were highly impressed with what they saw. They still consider the school to be good with many outstanding features. The report can be accessed on the school website.


Our vision of teaching and learning at Kelmscott School is to ensure it provides the best possible opportunity for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to reach their fullest potential.


Our school is on an exciting journey which we would love for you to be part of. We have what we believe to be a number of unique selling points that all our visitors experience first-hand when they come to our school. To get a flavour of these USPs, do have a look at our Twitter @KelmscottSchool.


As well as a supportive and friendly environment, Kelmscott offers a range of interesting employee benefits including:


  • Regular staff breakfast
  • Reduced gym membership at Walthamstow Leisure Centre
  • No staff meeting either side of a school holiday


The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 20th May 2024 by 12pm, interviews will be the same week. The important thing for us is finding the right individual. An early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the vacancy if sufficient suitable applications are received.


Interview date: Week commencing 20th May 2024


Please note that if you do not receive a response within two weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted.


For an application pack and further details, please visit the school website at Please note that CVs will not be accepted.


All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following address:

Akin Nidai – Assistant School Business Leader:


Kelmscott School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, Child Protection screening and checks with past employers.  References will be taken up prior to interviews. Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 requires all employers in the United Kingdom to make basic document checks on every person they intend to employ.

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

How to apply

Email address for return of applications:

This vacancy is now closed