Vacancies Individual Learning Coordinator / SENDCo Closing Date: 2024-02-14
Job Type(s):
  • Permanent and Full Time

Full time
For 1 September 2024

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.  The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work.  The students at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.  The highly successful Individual Learning Department is at the heart of this personalised support and is central in ensuring that the needs of all pupils are met. The Department prides itself on seeing each pupil as an individual learner with a unique profile of skills, aptitudes and interests; the alternative perspectives offered by neurodiverse learners are perceived by the school as an enrichment for our community.

We currently seek to appoint a well-qualified and suitably experienced candidate to the role of Individual Learning Coordinator (SENDCo).  The post-holder will lead a department of three in a permanent and full-time role commencing 1 September 2024.

Applicants must be qualified to teach pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties and to conduct assessments of pupils’ learning profiles.  Previous experience of teaching, of leading a team and of overseeing applications for JCQ-regulated access arrangements would be desirable.

The Individual Learning Coordinator and the team of two experienced ILN teachers will work with individual pupils and with colleagues to ensure that teaching and learning strategies are adapted to the pupils’ needs and that pupils understand themselves as learners and are equipped to overcome barriers to learning.   Learning profile assessments are undertaken by all members of the team and the department liaises closely with academic and pastoral staff and with the School’s Counsellors.

For more information

Godolphin & Latymer has engaged the services of Minerva, for an informal conversation please email Alice Speers to arrange.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

Accommodation may be available for new staff in a local six-unit property.

Fully completed application forms must be returned to by 9am on the closing date.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  Neither CVs nor late applications will be accepted.

The closing date for this vacancy is noon on Wednesday 14 February 2024 with interviews soon after.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  As a teaching member of staff you will be working directly with, and be responsible for, the children that you teach. You are also likely to have contact with other pupils on a regular basis which may include specific pastoral or other responsibilities for pupils whom you do not teach.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.”

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).