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SENCO Co-ordinator

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Downsell Primary School, 134-136 Downsell Road, London
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Part Time
19.5 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/03/2021 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator


Downsell Primary School


Salary:  MPS – L4 (depending on experience)

Contract Type: Full Time / Part Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Closing date: 5th March 2021

Start Date: April 2021 or sooner  (can be negotiated)

Interview:  10th March 2021    



Are you a confident and inspiring leader who is passionate about Inclusion?  We are seeking to appoint a passionate, dynamic and inspirational SENDCO to work with our school community.  We are offering the unique opportunity to join us as a SENDCO to lead, develop and support effective practice for pupils with particular learning needs to ensure these are addressed in the most effective way.

You will be responsible for the strategic direction and development of SEND, EAL and G&T. Through playing a leading role in maintaining and developing the whole school’s culture and ethos of inclusion, you will provide strategies to support pupils with a variety of needs to meet the school’s aspirational expectations.  This unique role will involve a teaching commitment along with release for the SENDCO role.  There is the option to obtain the SENDCO qualification and to work alongside an experienced part time SENDCO whilst you get to know the school and develop your skills.

The role will involve monitoring the impact of teaching and learning activities on the progress made by pupils with SEND, EAL as well as teaching responsibilities.

The successful candidate will join a creative, vibrant and supportive team of leaders and colleagues with excellent educational standards.


Our new SENDCO will have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (Primary or Secondary trained).
  • Qualified to degree level.
  • Recent experience working as SENDCo/Inclusion Leader/SEN Teacher
  • Commitments to helping all pupils reach their full potential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.
  • Ability to plan and design exciting and engaging lessons and schemes of work.
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and the SEN Code of Practice
  • An understanding of how to set high standards and aspirations as well as the commitment to relentlessly maintaining these.
  • Able to think creatively and practically when trying to achieve an objective.
  • Excellent communication skills.



We can offer:

  • A creative, welcoming and supportive team
  • Enthusiastic, well-behaved pupils who are eager to learn
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues
  • A well informed and supportive Governing Body who are committed to the development of all staff
  • Supportive parents with high aspirations of children and our school

Visits to the school are essential and can be arranged by contacting Marina Kaloki on 020 8 5560103.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening, including checks with past employers and the DBS. References will be taken up before interviews are offered.


Contact information

Marina Kaloki


Tele: 020 85560103





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

Please complete the attached Application form.