6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    23 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L7 - L11

Job summary

Following the retirement of our long serving Assistant Headteacher, an exciting opportunity has arisen at Lisle Marsden for a highly motivated, dynamic and inspirational SENCO or aspiring SENCO with proven successful leadership experience, to join our very popular and highly regarded Church of England stand-alone academy in the role of Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for Inclusion and Wellbeing.

This post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our Christian vision and ambition for our inclusive academy to secure ‘a life in all its fullness’ for our most vulnerable children. As such, we are determined to recruit a highly capable, dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to the academy in ensuring excellent levels of academic progress and securing the safety and best possible social and emotional wellbeing for all our pupils.

The successful candidate will lead our dedicated inclusion and pupil wellbeing team to support our pupils, and coordinate SEND provision and practice school-wide. Building on our strong established inclusive practice, you will determine and implement strategies to raise the achievement of children with SEND, EAL, disadvantaged pupils and those who are identified as needing increased challenge through intervention and support.

The successful candidate will need to have the skills and experience to deal with parents, local authority officers, educational psychologists, SEN specialist teachers, social workers and police in this demanding but very rewarding role.

As Assistant Headteacher you will be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team, supporting the academy to achieve our vision through developing excellent teaching and learning for all, as well as strengthening and leading the implementation of our school development priorities. You will also undertake a number of other key roles within the academy to ensure safeguarding and pupils’ pastoral needs are given the highest priority.

We can offer:

• An excellent well-resourced learning environment
• Children who are enthusiastic, well behaved and engaged in their learning
• The opportunity to work in one of the most consistently successful primary schools in North East Lincolnshire
• A friendly, hardworking and supportive staff team committed to the academy and raising outcomes for our children
• A strong support and commitment to your professional development
• Excellent career development opportunities to support you on your journey
• The opportunity to work alongside an experienced and driven leadership team

Employee benefits

• Relocation package
• Child care vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Employee Assistance scheme
• Quality laptop
• Priority pupil admission to the academy for staff through the admissions policy

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form and attach an accompanying letter (no more than 3 sides of A4) stating your strengths, relevant experience and what makes you believe you have the required specification skills to meet the demands of this challenging role. The job description and person specification should support this process.

Your application should be sent via email or in hard copy to Mrs Catherine Newton Assistant Academy Business Manager newtonc@lma.nelcmail.co.uk . The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 14th May.

We will contact shortlisted candidates the following week of the closing date to invite them for interview. If you have not heard from us by then, please accept our thanks for your interest in this post.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
613 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01472 311040

About Lisle Marsden Church of England Primary Academy

Lisle Marsden is a large, very popular and oversubscribed three form entry primary converter academy set in a pleasant suburb near to the centre of Grimsby. We have a capacity of 630 pupils, and currently have 625 on role in 22 classes. We became an academy in 2011, one of the first in the area to convert, and have used our stand alone status to maximise our resources for the sole benefit of our pupils to create one of the best and most highly regarded schools in the local area.
The academy has always been proud to be a Church of England foundation, and its values are based overtly on the Christian Gospel. As a church school we have very close links with the diocese of Lincoln, as well as the two parishes the academy serves. Our Christian vision for education drives the work we do.

Arranging a visit to Lisle Marsden Church of England Primary Academy

Visits to the academy are strongly recommended, if you would like to see what we have to offer and talk directly to us. Safe socially distanced visits can be arranged prior to shortlisting and interviews. Our comprehensive website http://lisle.ne-lincs.sch.uk/ provides plenty of useful information. We are also very happy to speak to interested candidates via the phone or through Zoom/ Teams etc. For further information call us on 01472 311040.

School location

Lansdowne Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0DF

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