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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    14 February 2023 at 8:47am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£61,042 to £67,351

What skills and experience we're looking for

q Qualified Teacher Status

q Evidence of recent relevant professional development

q A minimum of 5 years teaching experience with at least 2 years in an SEN setting

q Experience of successful curriculum development and leadership

q Experience of leading, motivating and developing staff

q Experience of effective working with a variety of stakeholders

q Experience of the effective use of assessment and analysis in raising standards

q Experience of developing initiatives

q Experience of monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning

q Experience of implementing strategies to promote diversity and equality

q Post graduate courses in SEN - NPQML / NPQSL

q Partnership working with local authorities

q Experience of chairing meetings with colleagues and / or other agencies

q Recent experience of an OFSTED inspection

q Recent, first-hand experience of work with governors

q Experience of working with parents/carers and engaging with parents who are hard to reach to improve outcomes

q Able to confidently and competently apply knowledge and skills acquired from training into a practical context, in and outside formal classroom settings, in order to motivate and encourage pupils

q Building and sustaining collaborative cultures and processes to connect the school with the LA and wider community.

q Actively promote the school’s social inclusion policies and practices

q Knowledge of child development

q Secure and up to date knowledge of KCSIE, relevant frameworks and case reviews

q Awareness and understanding of the SEN code of practice

q Thorough, research-based knowledge of effective curriculum provision

q Up-to-date knowledge of SEN educational issues

q Understanding of High Needs block funding and SEND funding formulae

What the school offers its staff

As a school we offer all our staff a generous local authority pension scheme, free parking, free tea and coffee, £50 uniform allowance to purchase specific Brookfields Uniform and Mental Health Support through a package called Spectrum. We also have excellent learning opportunities with superb on the job training.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider

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About Brookfields Special School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
238 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0118 942 1382

SEN School catering for 3 to 19 year olds

Arranging a visit to Brookfields Special School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@brookfields.w-berks.sch.uk.

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