This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
4 days a week (0.8)
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Leadership 3 £44’331 – Leadership 7 £49’019
Actual salary
Leadership 3 £35’464 – Leadership 7 - £39’215

Job summary

The Windmills Junior School is looking to strengthen our Senior Leadership Team by appointing an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for inclusion. This is a new and exciting role – come and be part of a forward thinking, ambitious and dynamic team.

If you are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for all pupils, particularly those with SEND and are enthusiastic, innovative and have a background or interest in Special Educational Needs, please read on! The post has been created to lead the next stage of development of inclusion within our school. We see this as a pivotal role in ensuring that all our pupils can reach their potential. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects for overseeing the provision for our most vulnerable pupils; those with SEND as well as those who are disadvantaged or in receipt of Pupil Premium.

We are looking for someone who is:
• an inspirational and enthusiastic leader with sound knowledge and experience of SEND
• innovative and highly ambitious to improve SEND provision and whole school teaching & learning
• a motivated leader who can inspire staff to develop their practice, improve standards and embrace change
• knowledgeable about the SEN Code of Practice and EHCP process
• able to demonstrate vision, passion and has a proven record in school improvement.

SEND provision is a key area for development in the school’s improvement plan and many significant advances have been made in the last few years. We are looking to appoint a highly skilled practitioner with enthusiasm and proven leadership skills to take this development further; leading on SEND to ensure that every pupil is enabled to achieve the best possible outcomes; regardless of background, need or abilities. The number of pupils with SEND in our school has grown significantly over the last few years and we believe creating this additional leadership role is key to achieving our aims.

The successful candidate will hold the NASENCO qualification, or be willing to undertake this, and have experience in improving provision and outcome. They will have the skills and experience to bring out the best in others and hold to account whilst being able to support colleagues to ensure provision has a positive impact on pupil progress.

The Windmills Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of its pupils and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, all applicants will be subject to identify checks and an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
School size
363 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

About The Windmills Junior School

The Windmills Junior School is a three form entry Junior School in the village of Hassocks just outside the South Downs National Park and just 20 minutes drive away from Brighton. We are exceptionally proud of our school and our pupils. Our pupils are highly motivated and thrive in our stimulating learning environment. We value the importance of creative learning and working together as a community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and provide exciting learning and sporting activities to ensure that the children have a wealth of experiences as they learn and grow.

We have a highly skilled team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who are extremely caring and totally committed to children’s learning, happiness and well-being.

Our Vision
At The Windmills Junior School, we will inspire all children to achieve academic success and gain skills for lifelong learning. We will broaden all our children’s horizons to become global citizens, embodying tolerance, personal responsibility, democracy and equality.
As a community, we will live our school values of kindness, respect, courage, curiosity, independence and perseverance.

For more information about the school please visit our website:

Arranging a visit to The Windmills Junior School

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss the role in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Leila Murray (Headteacher) via the school office on 01273 842421 or email Sarah Jacobs PA to the Headteacher:

School location

Dale Avenue, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8LS

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