SENCO required for January 2020

TLR 2c - £6,483 per annum


The role


Sydenham School is seeking an innovative and highly effective SENCO with experience at Secondary level.




Sydenham School

Dartmouth Road


SE26 4RD


What we’re looking for


We are seeking to appoint an innovative and highly effective SENCO with experience at Secondary level, who will lead, develop and manage a high standard of provision for learners with additional educational needs. You will be committed to ensuring that the standards of attainment are high and that students make accelerated and sustained progress.

The successful candidate will develop the specialist provision for students with identified SEND, support teachers to differentiate their lessons and ensure that the legal and statutory requirements are met for students with AEN.  You will hold (or be working towards the completion of) the National Award for SENCO and have a detailed working knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice and experience of delivery within this framework. This would suit an experienced SEN teacher looking for their first management role. 

Salary details


Main/ Upper Scale plus TLR2C (£6,483 per annum).


Further information


Sydenham is a compassionate environment in which the social and emotional, needs of our students are held in equal regard to academic progress. This is an exciting opportunity for a SENCO to join our experienced team of dedicated practitioners and play a leading role in improving the life chances of the young people we serve.

We are a World Class High Performance Learning School and we believe that all of our students are capable of performing highly. Sydenham School can offer you excellent professional development and rewarding opportunities, working with a forward thinking Senior Leadership Team that is passionate about the achievement and progress of every student in all areas.

If you are interested in an opportunity to build on established success an application pack can be downloaded from our website at: 


Alternatively further details can be obtained from our HR Department: 0208 699 6731 ext 423/ 476

For full job description and person specification, and to apply please click on the links below.


Closing date


The closing date for applications is 10 am on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

Interview date is to be confirmed.  

The school is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity. We have a clear commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding is the ‘golden thread’ that runs through the school. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure for the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as the Criminals Records Bureau).


Original evidence of right to work within the United Kingdom will be required prior to commencement of employment i.e. National Insurance Number, Work Permits or Indefinite Leave to Remain. If the applicant has lived/worked overseas for 12 months or more since the age of 18, they will also be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country(ies) they lived/work in at their own expense and provide these for our records.


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