Job Description

Alfred & Associates are looking for a caring, compassionate SENCo for an independent specialist day school in Clapton, for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 17.

About the role:

As SENCO, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will have overall responsibility for determining the strategic development of SEND policy and provision in the school and day-to-day responsibility for the coordination of SEND provision to support individual pupils. You will ensure the specific requirements of pupils with SEND are understood and support measures are implemented effectively, and ensure the school’s SEND provision is inclusive at all levels. You will have a sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and ensure the school’s SEND provision meets the requirements that it sets out and how relevant legislation impacts on the provision of SEND in the school.

About you:

For this role, we are looking for someone who holds QTS, and you will have experience of working with children with SEND and ASC. You will have the ability to work with pupils and their families in a sensitive and positive way, demonstrating a sound knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and its application and be able to show your understanding of the principles behind school improvement, including school improvement planning, monitoring and reviewing progress. You will make consistent judgements based on careful analysis of SEND data and present clearly a wide range of specialised information to both educationalists and non-educationalists.

We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions

Why work for our client?

  • a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
  • a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
  • continued professional development and training
  • enhanced pension contributions
  • a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people

Benefits include:

  • £500 refer-a-friend bonus
  • OFSTED bonuses
  • life assurance
  • cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
  • discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
  • birthday treats
  • long service and employee of the month awards
  • employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
  • optional flu jab

About our client:

Our clients school is an independent specialist day school in Clapton, for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 17. The school provides a safe learning environment for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs including autism and an EHC Plan. We also have a dedicated primary unit taking children from 7 years old. We aim to offer as close to a mainstream experience as possible but provide the additional care and support needed around each young person to enable them to thrive.

We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £46,971.00-£51,663.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Loyalty bonus
  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Upper Clapton: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • What is your postcode?
  • What is your personal email address?
  • What is your Notice period?
  • Do you require sponsorship to work in the UK?
  • Are you on the DBS Update service?


  • SEND or ASC: 2 years (required)


  • QTS (required)
  • knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice (required)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person