Primary School SENCo


    GSL Education - London

    Position: SENCO

    Willing to take aspiring SENCOs too – with strong primary experience

    Location: Redbridge

    Contract: Full time

    Salary: Dependant upon experience

    Start Date: September 2024

    We are excited to announce an opportunity for an exceptional Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to join our client primary school in Redbridge. We believe that every student deserves the chance to thrive, and we are looking for a dedicated SENCO who shares this vision. Our client school is committed to providing high-quality education and support for all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

    SENCO Main Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of our SEN policy and coordinate specific provisions to support individual students with SEND.
    • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, collaborating closely with teachers, parents, and external agencies.
    • Take a strategic approach to provision for students with SEND, monitoring and continuously improving the quality of support through evidence-based methodologies.
    • Collaborate with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and external agencies as needed.
    • Uphold the welfare of students and adhere to school policies and the staff code of conduct.
    • Lead the High Needs In School Provision, with some teaching responsibilities.

    Qualities and Qualifications Required:

    • A highly skilled practitioner with a track record of achieving high standards in SEN education.
    • A commitment to educational excellence and raising standards for all students.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in teaching at the primary or secondary level.
    • Dedication to inclusive practices that support the diverse needs of students.
    • Effective leadership and teamwork skills, serving as a positive role model for colleagues.
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • A passion for Continued Professional Development.
    • Ideally hold the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCO).
    • In-depth knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and prior experience as a SENCO.
    • An understanding of student progress and a willingness to embrace innovative approaches.
    • Expertise in building upon established processes and systems.
    • Experience in delivering training and leading INSET sessions.
    • Willingness to conduct student observations and support teachers in implementing strategies for improved student outcomes.

    What We Offer:

    • A supportive, dedicated, and hardworking team of educators and staff.
    • Opportunities for continued professional development to enhance your skills and career.
    • A Senior Leadership Team committed to maintaining and improving educational standards.
    • Enthusiastic and eager-to-learn students.
    • A school where every individual, including you, matters in Barking and Dagenham

    Please be advised that this role requires a strong knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection and that successful applicants must satisfy all background safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS on the update service.

    GSL offers equal opportunities to applicants from all members of the community. For more information or to register your interest in the SENCO’ role in Redbridge, or to be considered, please click apply now to submit your full and up-to-date CV, and one of our dedicated consultants will be in touch