Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO

Shelton Junior School, Derby, Derbyshire


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 3 to Lead Practitioners range 10, £43,144 to £51,310
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Come and join us!

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join our Senior Leadership Team who will be instrumental in supporting the Headteacher to lead us in the next exciting stage of our journey. We offer a school full of hard working and imaginative children, a great team of committed teaching and support staff with a shared vision. We encourage visits and look forward to showing you our wonderful school.

Here's our job description

• Assist the Headteacher in managing the school and driving continuous improvement.
• Lead the school in the short term absence of the Headteacher.
• Assist the Headteacher in determining general school policy and managing its implementation.
• Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school.
• Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability.
• Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies.
• Support staff in providing effective care, guidance and support that meets the individual needs of each pupil.
• Make a leading contribution to the school’s monitoring and review processes for pupils’ attainment and for teaching and learning.

Main duties and Responsibilities

• To lead and develop Key Stage 2
• To be responsible for and lead the continued development of SEN within the school.
• Have a strategic overview of provision for pupils with SEN or a disability across the school, monitoring and reviewing the quality of provision.
• Contribute to school self-evaluation, particularly with respect to provision for pupils with SEN or a disability.
• Ensure the SEN policy is put into practice, and that the objectives of this policy are reflected in the school improvement plan.
• Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of national and local initiatives which may affect the school’s policy and practice.
• Evaluate whether funding is being used effectively, and propose changes to make use of funding more effective.
• To be responsible for the continued development of the curriculum through liaison with curriculum leaders.
• To be responsible for the coordination and development of inclusion across the whole school.
• To be responsible for leadership of a curriculum subject.
• To be responsible for the development of effective links with parents, other schools, educational institutions and the wider community, including business and industry.
• Support the Headteacher in the monitoring of the quality of teaching and children’s achievements.
• Support the Headteacher in developing positive working relationships with and between all staff and provide and sustain motivation / team working.
• To be a lead professional within the school, providing a role model for colleagues.
• Develop positive professional working relationships with and between all staff and provide and sustain motivation.
• To promote good standards of behaviour and discipline throughout the school.
• To be responsible for the induction of members of staff.
• To be the lead teacher for future NQTs to ensure appropriate training and development opportunities.
• To provide information and advice to the Headteacher and Governing Body and support proper accountability processes throughout the school.
• Support the vision, ethos and policies of the school and promote high levels of achievement.
• Support the creation and implementation of the school development and improvement plans.
• Support the evaluation of the effectiveness of the school’s policies and developments.
• To provide in-service support for the teaching staff and particularly new members of staff.
• To promote good relationships with parents and the local community.
• As part of the SLT, have responsibility for overseeing how the budget is set and utilised.
• Using the School Improvement Plan, assist staff to plan, monitor and review action plans.
• Participate in the delivery of local and national initiatives.
• Participate in, and contribute to, staff meetings and INSET.
• Promote the ethos of the school.
• Act in accordance with school policies and procedures and relevant legislation particularly, in relation to child protection, behaviour management and confidentiality.
• Duties must be carried out in compliance with the LA’s Code of Conduct, including its Equal Opportunities policies.
• Work carried out must accord with current legislation and/or regulations.
• All employees have a responsibility for their own safety and must not endanger that of colleagues/visitors in the workplace.
• You may also be required to undertake other duties commensurate with your grade in relation to a post of this nature.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Headteacher, member of staff and Chair of Governors.

Employee benefits

We actively encourage continuous professional development. The position will be paid in accordance to the recognised pay scales.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 263 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Shelton Junior School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Shelton Junior School

Shelton Junior School is a vibrant school situated in the suburb of Shelton Lock, Derby. We have a very strong ‘You Can Do It’ ethos at school. Working together, we strive to ensure our children develop academically, morally, socially, emotionally and spiritually every day.

School location

Carlton Avenue, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 9EJ