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    17 July 2024 at 12:29pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

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Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

60488.00 - 66628.00

Assistant Head - SEND job summary

Are you an experienced Senior Leader with SEND experience and and the ability to realise the ambitious vision of securing excellence in every aspect of school life.  Are you looking to develop your career and join us as an #EMATters leader of the future?

The Assistant Headteacher SEND has a vital role to play in bringing to life the meaning of the DNA of NIA in the context of the wider #EMATter teaching and learning framework and values and will provide focused leadership for the Academy to ensure excellent provision and outcomes for pupils with SEND and EAL, working closely with and under the direction of the Executive Headteacher and the Head of Inclusion and Safeguarding to secure success and improvement for the Academy

As an Assistant Headteacher SEND you will be responsible for;

•     Actively contributing to effective strategic leadership of the Academy by ensuring all staff understand their responsibilities in relation to SEND and understand that SEND is central to the Academy’s work.

•     Working with the Head of Inclusion and Safeguarding to ensure the Academy’s inclusion strategy secures the highest possible outcomes for pupils with SEND.

•     Work with the SLT to strategically motivate, support, develop and challenge all staff to secure continual improvement to ensure the quality of education is of the highest possible standard.

•     Strategically leading staff training and professional development to secure high-quality teaching that meets pupils’ current and developing needs and enables pupils to access the Academy’s ambitious curriculum.

•     leading and planning a strategic cycle and schedule of monitoring, evaluation, and review of provision for pupils with SEND; to embed effective quality assurance of provision.

•     Ensuring accurate mapping of pupils’ needs, provision, and interventions to secure the highest possible outcomes for pupils and value for money

About Northampton International Academy

Northampton International Academy is a local school with a global vision and this is at the very core of our curriculum offer. Every school in the East Midlands Academy Trust (EMAT) is committed to providing the highest standard of education so that all children are supported to be the best that they can be. This will be achieved by the delivery of a well-planned and highly effective curriculum which is driven by our values. We believe in the transformational power of education. Transformation is in the very fabric of our building, having been transformed from the derelict and disused Royal Mail sorting office into a state-of-the-art educational facility. 


We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, with key stage 3 learners accessing the specialist facilities on a rotational basis. In addition to our subject-based curriculum, our character education has been introduced throughout our all-through school as its DNA from reception through to Year 13. This character curriculum helps to prepare children for future learning and their adult lives. Focusing on the characteristics of Responsibility, Collaboration, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration, our DNA of NIA complements our subject curriculum and our House system. 

As a school, we are still growing and we have a range of exciting opportunities across the school including positions with additional responsibilities. One of those exciting opportunities is to be part of the Combined Cadet Force with the Navy which now has a unit within NIA

About East Midlands Academy Trust

EMAT is an exciting, innovative and growing organisation where we try to do things differently, aligned to our core values and purpose that every child deserves to be the best they can be. Our Trust is a collaborative partnership that currently includes an all-through school in Northampton, a secondary school in Oundle and five primary schools in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits. 


A Note for Recruitment Agencies 


We have a team of internal recruiters and we advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance then we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction. 


EMAT reserves the right to withdraw this advert early if a suitable candidate is found. 


EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young 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). References will be taken up before interviews are offered 


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Northampton International Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 18
School size
1982 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Northampton International Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, it is an all through school, 4–19, and opened in September 2016. In July 2019, the academy achieved an Ofsted rating of Good.

It is a fantastic time to join NIA as it has its first Year 11 and 13 intake, as well as further groups in the primary phase and by September 2021 the school will have over 2000 pupils. This will make NIA one of the largest free schools in the country.

The children and staff at Northampton International Academy are currently completing the opening chapters of its history. The DNA of NIA is set by our High Expectations and Global Vision and we are building into the curriculum for all year groups our Character Drivers: Collaboration, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration. By instilling these characteristics in our learners, they will flourish both within school and beyond as they set out to create their own histories

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