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Secondary Trainee SENCO– Barnet – September 2020

  • Job ReferenceEGSENCO483
  • RoleSecondary, Special Needs, SENCO, Teacher, NQT, NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher)
  • LocationBarnet
  • Date PostedJuly 1, 2020

Specialism/Sector : Special Needs

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Secondary Trainee SENCO– Barnet – September 2020

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Job description

Prospero Teaching is representing an “Outstanding” all-girls school who are looking for an Trainee SENCO to start in September 2020, on a full-time basis.

An outstanding school that was ranked top non-selective comprehensive school in the country. Our students attain consistently high standards in their GCSE, BTEC and A Level examination. The vast majority of our graduates proceed to study in world-class seminaries, before pursuing university education and a wide variety of careers.

Trainee SENCO – Barnet – September 2020

  • Location – Barnet, North West London
  • Position – Trainee SENCO
  • Type of work – Trainee SENCO
  • Start date – September 2020
  • Duration / Likely Duration – 1 Year – until July 2021 with the view to get the contract extended
  • End date (if applicable) – July 2020 with the view to get the contract extended
  • Contract type – Temporary with the view to go permanent after
  • Full time/part time – FULL TIME ONLY
  • Minimum rate of pay – Paid to scale – MPS/UPS
  • Hours – 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (full day) 

Duties and Responsibilities of Trainee SENCO

The primary role of an Trainee SENCO is to support and advise on the learning and progress of students with SEND. This includes but is not limited to the following: –

  • Managing a team of Learning support assistants (LSAs) in the provision of 121 small group SEND interventions for students with and without EHCPs
  • Managing the EHCP paperwork in liaison with the SENDCO, and student-parent-teacher relationships.
  • Undertaking activities with individuals and groups of students in order to facilitate their physical, emotional and educational development within a safe environment in collaboration with SENDCo, Teachers and/or other educational professionals
  • Ensuring that specific guidelines are followed and expectations are met whilst promoting independent learning to support the students’ understanding and progress
  • Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of students with special needs to support achievement and development
  • Monitoring, evaluating and providing staff, parents and relevant education professionals with feedback on pupils’ participation and progress with the monitoring and evaluating pupil’s responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against pre-determined learning objectives
  • Promoting and reinforcing students’ self-esteem and encourage them to maximise their independence, achievement and development


  • Ideally you would have QTS or PGCE or equivalent teacher training certification
  • Have previous SEN Experience
  • NO previous education experience is required to apply
  • Up to date Safeguarding training issued in the last year (desirable however not essential) -you can complete this here 


  • Hold Right to Work in the UK
  • Ideally you would have QTS or PGCE or equivalent teacher training certification
  • Have a keen interest in progressing into a SENCO
  • Hold an enhanced child barred list DBS certificate registered with the online update service or be willing to process a new application
  • Provide two professional references


If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a copy of your up to date CV. Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Prospero Teaching is acting as an employment business/education recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy. The successful candidate will be required to register with Prospero Teaching in order to fill this vacancy.

Prospero Teaching is able to offer the successful candidate:

  • Free, accredited continued professional development courses including safeguarding and behaviour management

Contract details

  • LocationBarnet
  • PositionSecondary Trainee SENCO– Barnet – September 2020
  • Type of workSecondary, Special Needs, Teacher
  • Contract/position start date05/09/2020

About Prospero

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