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To request an application form and to discuss working at Bishop Challoner, please contact Ellie Field, Recruitment Manager, on 020 7259 8770, or email at

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Assistant Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Assistant SENCO)

Location: Tower hamlets

Salary/Rate: Scale 5 (£29,364 - £30,852) Pro Rata £25,258 - £26,538. Full Time, 35 hours pw

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 4410376

Assistant SENCO permanent job at Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools in London (E1 0LB)

To Start as soon as possible
Permanent Position
Scale 5 (£29,364 - £30,852)
Pro Rata £25,258 - £26,538. Full Time, 35 hours per week, Term Time Only
E1 0LB, Whitechapel, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

There is a wave of change and improvement at Bishop Challoner, can you be part of our journey of improvement?

We seek to appoint an ambitious and enthusiastic SENCO Assistant to work closely with the SENCO.

The ideal candidate will be confident, have a proven track record of working effectively with young people and be willing to work individually and as a part of a team. This role will suit outgoing personalities who are looking for an exciting and rewarding role, and are able to develop a good rapport with our most vulnerable students.

Recent, relevant experience that can be referenced is essential. You will also have an understanding of the SEND Code of Practice and best practice with regards to meeting the needs of Children with SEND including children with SEN Support and Education, Health and Care Plans.

This is a fantastic opportunity for exceptional candidate. You do not need to be a practicing Catholic to apply.

You will be required to:
· To be flexible
· Contribute to a healthy, safe, happy and challenging environment in which students can work hard, free of disruption, develop mutual respect for each other, grow in maturity and achieve their potential
· Inspire, challenge and motivate students

We offer:
· A strong commitment to your professional development and career management – excellent CPD and leadership development at all levels
· An opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic and creative team
· A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded
· Outstanding exam results across the federation, with non-core subjects genuinely valued
· A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all
· A positive and stimulating school climate which values the contribution of all staff

If you have the passion and drive to help uphold high standards of conduct at Bishop Challoner, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to Apply:

Your application is a direct permanent application to Bishop Challoner.

To apply, please request an application form from Ellie or Fran at or call us on 0207 259 8770 for more information. Your application is a direct permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.

Closing Date: 5 June 2023 at 12 noon
Interviews: 9 June 2023

Please note that there are no parking facilities at the school, but we are lucky to be served by a number of transport links including Bus, DLR, Overground and Tube.

Our federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please also find the details of our Safeguarding Policy: Click Here

Contact: Francisca Márquez Arenas

Office: 1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street

Phone: 02072598770


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