SENCO  - maternity cover (with the possibility of leading to a permanent role)

Salary: Competitive plus SEN TLR 

Start date: ASAP

Contract type: Full time, subject to an Enhanced DBS check

Contract term: Maternity cover, leading to the possibility of a permanent role

Closing date: Ongoing                                                                            Interview date: As soon as possible 

School 21 is a pioneering 4-18 school in Stratford, East London that is developing a rich curriculum and a range of exciting pedagogies. 

We care looking for an outstanding SENCO who is a great teacher and understands learning, someone who has experience and expertise in supporting all children to succeed whatever their starting point. 

Reporting to the Head of Inclusion, you will be working with teachers and children both in primary and secondary and overseeing provision and progress for all SEND children.

The job will appeal both to those who already have the SENCO qualification and a background in SEND provision and also excellent teachers who want to grow into the role.

Initially the position is offered as a maternity cover, with the possibility of leading to a permanent role. 

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia

At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).

We are an organisation that is all about development, growth and reflection. Our staff will have many opportunities to grow, shape projects and develop their thinking in a supportive and thoughtful environment. All staff are striving constantly to develop four sides to their practice.

Pioneers: to seek out not just "best practice" but to develop "next practice"

Craftspeople: to think deeply about the craft of teaching and the design of the curriculum

Multipliers: to grow others, build teams, and inspire fresh thinking

People who live our values - responsibility, community, humanity, excellence, openness: we are an organisation with a moral purpose and a strong sense of values. We want to give pupils from a deprived part of the country the best possible life chances. 


For more information email Anne Shaker at or call 020 8262 2121.

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.

School 21, Pitchford Street, London, E15 4RZ      T:  020 8262 2121     E:

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