October 6, 2021
Job Type
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
October 18, 2021


We are looking for a Wider SLT WP SENCO in a school that offers excellent opportunities for professional development.  William Perkin Church of England High School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’) is one of four Twyford Trust schools, a successful multi-academy Trust based in the Borough of Ealing.  We offer comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for our teachers.

The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the needs of all SEN students are met – either within the mainstream curriculum or through additional provision. William Perkin has over 55 students with EHC plans, some of whom are supported within the additionally resourced provision (known as the Autistic Resource Centre or ARC) targeting students with autism. The SENCO will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the SEN department.  S/he will be responsible for the students learning, and accountable for their academic progress.  S/he should be able to teach either literacy or numeracy to KS3 level and ensure the William Perkin core curriculum is delivered to each student, either within the centre or by inclusion in the mainstream school.

The SENCO will be responsible for ensuring that the specific requirements of each student’s statement of SEN or Education, Health & Care plan are met along with EHCP students who are outside the ARC.  This will include keeping a record of interventions and support provided; quarterly reviews of progress; termly meetings with parents, as well as keeping IEPs and holding Annual Review meetings.

The SENCO will create a balanced timetable for all EHCP students, probably individual to each child, and deploy the Teaching Assistants effectively, writing their timetables and ensuring their time is used effectively and efficiently.  The timetable will include teaching the core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, RE, a humanity and MFL.  All schemes of work and individual lesson plans are held on the school’s VLE (Copia).

A vital subject, included in all timetables, will be social communication and social skills.  The SENCO should be able to teach these skills.  The aim is to ensure that all students leave the ARC able to function as independent adults; be able to access the William Perkin 6th form; undertake further education or training.

The Twyford Trust

There is also opportunity for a suitable experienced candidate to apply for the role of Trust SENCO. This gives an additional set of responsibilities on top of the SENCO role.  The Trust SENCO role involves the post-holder co-ordinating the SEN provision across the 4 schools. The Trust SENCO time allowance would be 1 day p/w in the first instance rising to 2 days per week from yr2.  A candidate taking on the additional responsibilities would be expected to ensure the staffing structure within the SEN team in their base-school had sufficient capacity to allow for the 1/2 days of co-ordination time.

As well as holding the NASENCO qualification the candidate should be willing to train as an access arrangement s assessor and meet JCQ requirements in this respect.

We offer: 

  • Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • Positive working relationships at all levels
  • A supportive Leadership Team and Trust support staff
  • A full-range of Trust services providing support and development.

The successful candidate for the SENCO role will have:

  • A good degree; QTS and NASENCO qualification
  • Proven record of outstanding results and raising standards
  • Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Middle Leadership
  • Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • A commitment to the ethos of the school and the Trust.

For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and William Perkin websites.  For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website.

William Perkin CE High School 

William Perkin Church of England High School opened as a Free School in September 2013 with its first intake of Year 7 students, and now has seven year groups (7 - 13) totalling almost 1,400 students. The school is founded on the successful systems and approaches of Twyford CE High School, with the principle difference that it is a distinctively Christian school with open admission criteria.  The school is rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and SIAMS (October 2016), and is oversubscribed on first choice applicants.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted to HR/Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP

Closing date: Monday 18 October 2021

Interview date: Thursday 21 October 2021

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. 

The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.

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