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Assistant Headteacher for the Resourced Provision

Unsworth Primary School, Bury, Lancashire

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Early years
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Spine 2 – 7 £42, 093 - £47, 707

Job summary

Main Purpose
1. To be responsible for the leadership of the Resourced Provision at Unsworth Primary School.
2. To carry out the professional duties of a teacher based in the Resourced Provision at Unsworth Primary School.
3. To lead future developments of an in reach/outreach service for pupils with SLCN.

Key Responsibilities

Specialist Teaching Responsibilities
1. To provide quality first teaching in English and Maths to pupils with speech and language needs (mornings). This aspect of the role will be for two terms until the appointment of an additional teacher from September 2021.
2. To plan intervention packages and advise teaching/support staff in provision and programmes for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition within the school.

Generic Teaching Responsibilities
1. To have due regard for the requirements of the EYFS, the National Curriculum, the Mission Statement, aims, schemes of work and policies of Oak Learning Partnership and the school as laid down by the Trustees and Local Governing Body.
2. To plan, implement, assess and monitor curriculum work in accordance with school policy.
3. To monitor pupil progress and keep accurate and up to date records on individual pupils.
4. To prepare assessment analysis for termly pupil progress meetings with the Headteacher.
5. To report to parents on the progress of pupils at Parents’ Evenings and in an annual written report.
6. To keep a well-organised classroom, maintaining attractive and stimulating displays in accordance with the Policy for Display.
7. To liaise with the SENCO and wider leadership team in terms of planning, assessment and monitoring.
8. To be responsible for SEN/D within the resourced provision as required by the Code of Practice, 2014 e.g. writing IEPs, contributing to reviews, liaising with the SENCO and parents at each stage.
9. To be responsible for the effective deployment of support staff.
10. To attend relevant training to develop professional knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning (by attendance at PADs, appraisal process, staff meetings and other training outside of school.)
11. To have due regard for the school’s policies for pupil support by developing and maintaining positive relationships with pupils.
12. To have due regard for the school and Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership policies and procedures for safeguarding children.

1. To lead on the review and further development of the schools Resourced Provision.
2. To create two pathways for pupils with SLCN - one for Speech and Language and one for Autism.
3. To maintain expert knowledge of current and emerging practice and interventions in the education of pupils with SLCN.
4. To maintain expert knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice and be able to advise in its procedures with regards to the children in the Resourced Provision.
5. To provide regular support and development meetings to teachers and teaching assistants within the provision.
6. To line manage any future Resourced Provision teacher and any teaching assistants in the Resourced Provision.
7. To be the strategic lead for the transition of pupils in and out of the Resourced Provision.
8. To develop and promote effective partnerships with parents/carers, including those involved in the wider school and in reach/outreach.
9. To report to governors termly on areas of responsibilities.

In reach & out reach
1. To create an in reach/ outreach service for pupils with SLCN in a variety of settings, assessing their needs, planning intervention packages and advising teaching and support staff in programme delivery. Producing reports and guidance as a result of such work.
2. To liaise with outside agencies to ensure that therapy programmes are incorporated in teaching and advice.
3. To liaise with families of pupils on the outreach case load and attend annual reviews where required.
4. To support the development of training packages across Oak Learning Partnership through contributing to working groups.
5. To attend pupil panels for the Resourced Provision in addition to other identified partnership meetings such as SEMH/SEN.

Employee benefits

We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate a high level of commitment and provide accurate administrative support. In return we offer some fantastic incentives such as cycle to work scheme, perkbox, childcare vouchers through salary sacrifice, tech save scheme, discounted gym fees at Bury Leisure, bespoke inductions where we pride ourselves in investing in our staff and providing training and development opportunities to enhance your performance and knowledge.

Applying for the job

We would welcome applications as soon as possible; the final deadline is 9.00am Tuesday 27th October 2020, however applications that arrive earlier than this date will be considered as and when we receive them. Please email all applications to recruitment@oaklp.co.uk

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 223 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Unsworth Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@oaklp.co.uk
Contact phone number 01617661597

About Unsworth Primary School

Unsworth Primary School is a mainstream primary school for pupils aged 4-11 years (226 on roll currently). It also has a 14-place specialist provision for pupils with speech and language needs. The school is committed to providing high quality education for all pupils in a supportive and inclusive environment.

The specialist provision at Unsworth is successful and well-established. Our trustees are looking for an experienced teacher and leader to build on this success in partnership with Bury Local Authority.
The successful post-holder will have the opportunity to create and develop a cohesive strategy to lead the future expansion of the provision to include a wider group of pupils including those with social communication needs. This will include expanding the reach of the provision to other Bury schools through the development of both in-reach and out-reach services.

Unsworth Primary School is a valued member of Oak Learning Partnership, a multi-academy trust (MAT) of three schools including both a mainstream and a special secondary school. Inclusion is at the heart of our trust.

Arranging a visit to Unsworth Primary School

Interested candidates can make contact with the Head Teacher prior to the closing date for more information please email a.rhodes@bury.gov.uk.

School location

Blackley Close, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 8LY

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