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Assistant Head (SenCo and DSL) - ideally to start June 2021 or September 2021

GEMS Didcot Primary Academy, Didcot, Oxfordshire

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L1 to L4 - depending on experience

Job summary

Assistant Head (SENCo and DSL) Ideally to start on June 7th 2021, or September start
(L1 -4 depending on experience)

We are looking for a teacher who is ready to take on leadership responsibilities and is passionate about Special Educational Needs. Ideally, the candidate would have some SENCO experience and may have completed the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. The successful candidate would also be responsible for leading safeguarding throughout the school and continuing to develop our highly talented teaching assistant team.

We are hoping the successful candidate will be able to start in June to allow for a successful period of transition with the outgoing Assistant Head.

We are looking for someone who is:
• Passionate about making learning effective and enjoyable
• Can fill our children’s lives with creativity, challenge, wonder and fun
• Can create a haven in which our children feel especially safe, valued and happy

In return we can offer:
• A committed and friendly team aiming for excellence in all they do
• Children who are well behaved, happy and eager to learn
• A commitment to high quality professional development
• A supportive and encouraging Senior Leadership Team and Trust
• A superb working environment in our fabulous building with extensive grounds

Further information about the school can be found on our website: www.gemsdidcotprimary.org

Applying for the job

Applications must be made on the relevant application form - CVs cannot be accepted.

The application form is available on the school website: www.gemsdidcotprimary.org/vacancies

The closing date for applications: noon on Friday 5th March 2021.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 15th March. Interviews may be held via Zoom (depending on current government guidance).

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
335 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01235 606013

About GEMS Didcot Primary Academy

GEMS Didcot Primary is an Ofsted rated “Outstanding”, popular, ambitious and successful multicultural primary school, with a nursery, that opened in September 2016. The school currently has 395 pupils (from nursery to Year 6) and will grow by 60 Reception pupils a year until the school reaches maximum capacity of 420 in 2022. We are very proud of the school that we are creating. The successful candidate will also be SENCO at our newest school that opened in Wantage in September 2020 half a day a week.

GEMS Learning Trust has been established to offer all children in our academies a first class education. It has high expectations of everyone in the school community and challenges children to succeed while supporting them every step of the way. Currently GEMS Learning Trust has three academies; with a fourth school due to open in September 2022.

Arranging a visit to GEMS Didcot Primary Academy

We welcome visits to our school. Please contact the school office on 01235 606013 to arrange a virtual visit.

Please return all application forms (GEMS Application forms only please) to: b.gorsuch@gemsdidcotprimary.co.uk

All relevant documents for the post can be found on the school website: www.gemsdidcotprimary.org/vacancies

School location

Chestnut Drive, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6DP

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