SENDCo – St Mary’s Bryanston Square and Barrow Hill Junior School

Date posted: 31st May 2022 Closing date: 20th Jun 2022 Borough: City of Westminster Position: SENDCo
Interview Date: 23rd Jun 2022 Salary: Main scale or Upper Pay Range depending on experience. School: St Mary’s Bryanston Square School

SENDCo for September 2022 in two ‘village schools’ working together in the heart of Central London

St Mary’s Bryanston Square and Barrow Hill Junior School are looking for a SENDCo for September 2022
Salary GBP £35,226 – £50,935 per year
(Main scale or Upper Pay Range depending on experience.)
Full Time, Fixed Term initially for two years.
Start date – September 2022
Not suitable for ECTs
Apply by 20 Jun 2022

We are two ‘village schools’ working together in the heart of Central London.

We treat colleagues with respect and invest in your career.

We are looking for a full-time SENDCo to work with us across both sites.

Dates: Apply before 12.00pm on Monday 20th June –interviews Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June.
Salary: Main scale or Upper Pay Range depending on experience.
Full time with an agreed split of 2.5 days in each school.
You will be able to shift this around according to peaks in your SEN diary.

The post will be shared through a memorandum of understanding, with your contract administered by
St Mary’s Bryanston Square.

This is a unique opportunity for a qualified SENDCo to share good practice and help us make sure provision is excellent for children in both schools.
The schools already work collaboratively as part of the same Westminster ‘cluster’. We have similar SEN profiles.
We will be working closer together over the coming years– there is a lot of goodwill in both schools for this exciting new venture.

Lee Duffy (Headteacher at St Mary’s Bryanston Square) and David Tomlinson (Headteacher at Barrow Hill Juniors) say: This is a collaboration that we have really been looking forward to putting together. We already know we work well together and we want to take it to the next stage by sharing good practice, staff training and making sure our joint SENDCo is genuinely supported on both sites to get the very best for our children. Our schools are situated close together, separated by just one underground stop or a walk through Regents Park and we share a local authority. It is a great opportunity for both schools!

Barrow Hill Junior School is a thriving community school just two minutes from St John’s Wood Underground station and within speedy reach of the West End, mainline stations and all major bus routes. Lord’s Cricket Ground is virtually next door and Regent’s Park is two streets away. It is a very happy, ambitious and sparky two-form entry school for Key Stage 2 pupils. It’s popular and well-loved locally.

St Mary’s Bryanston Square is a very well established one form Church of England Primary School close to Baker Street Underground Station in the heart of Marylebone. It is close to museums, galleries, the West End and also to Regent’s Park. It is an innovative school with very strong community links. It has had a very successful recent OFSTEd inspection and is seeing a rise in numbers at EYFS, bucking local trends.

Families choose our schools for our excellent results, excellent facilities and excellent care: we are inclusive and proudly diverse.

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who will join in our team with good spirit and contribute fresh ideas.
  • Someone who really understands what makes learning enjoyable for all children, especially those with a Special Educational Need.
  • Someone who will use their SENDCo qualification to ensure our teachers are supported and we use their time purposefully.
  • Someone who will use our support well and establish themselves with families and colleagues as an ‘honest broker’.

What we can offer you in return:

  • A nurturing environment in both schools where behaviour is excellent and children who are fun, respectful and creative.
  • A place in a team with genuinely friendly and supportive colleagues.
  • Investment in your career goals: we invest so that your skills and interests are shared and developed.
  • A chance to shape and steer the direction of our SEND provision with support from both communities.

It’s worth looking at our websites: St Mary’s Bryanston Square CofE School and Barrow Hill Junior School

We hope this gives you a flavour of the communities you will join.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary’s Bryanston Square and Barrow Hill Juniors!

Visits to the schools are welcomed – please contact Audrey 0204 506 1530 or email office@bhjs.co.uk (please note that the schools are closed between 30th May and 3rd June for half term).

Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form

Application form should be emailed to jobs@bhjs.co.uk

Barrow Hill Junior School
Bridgeman Street
London
NW8 7AL

St Mary’s Bryanston Square CE Primary School,
Enford Street,
London,
W1H 1DL