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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£45,524 - £50,124

Pay scale


Additional allowances

Fringe allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

At The Gatwick School, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive place to learn and work and we are currently looking for someone who could lead SEND, EAL and inclusion team

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and compassionate professional to play a key part in the leadership of our inclusion agenda.

The successful candidate will advocate for pupils with SEND, EAL and SEMH and lead provision across the school, supporting and promoting an inclusive culture that enables all pupils to achieve their best.

We want to appoint an excellent teacher with the right skills and personality to develop and oversee the implementation of our SEND strategy and policy with the responsibility for the co-ordination of inclusion in all phases of the school. The successful candidate will be experienced in leading inclusion and will have a good theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of supporting children.

We would love to hear from you if you are:

  • An outstanding qualified SENDCO.
  • Someone who can be an advocate for our children with additional needs
  • Someone with a strong belief that all children deserve the best.
  • A true professional; hardworking, organised, efficient, creative, collaborative and committed to their own continued professional learning.
  • A person with the commitment, fervour, and intelligence to thrive and lead in our busy school community, bringing creativity and inspiration.

If you’d like to find out more or to organise a tour of the school, please email our Headteacher, Simon Firth.sfirth@thegatwickschool.org.uk

What the school offers its staff

We provide high quality learning that meets the needs of all learners. Colleagues are welcoming and highly supportive and we provide an extensive CPD programme offering development opportunities at all career stages.

A supportive induction programme is provided for all new staff. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant must have, or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. The School is an equal opportunities employer.

Staff Benefits:

Fringe allowance

Potential for career progression

All-through primary and secondary with opportunity for input on curriculum development

Exciting opportunities to work with primary colleagues on enrichment days to enhance secondary readiness for children

Extensive CPD opportunities for all staff including Aurora Trust-wide CPD

Coaching culture established for staff and children

Employee Wellbeing and Assistance Scheme

Staff / Long Service Awards

Termly hospitality

Commitment to safeguarding

Our whole school approach to safeguarding is based upon an understanding of the local context and an attitude of ‘it could happen here’. The Gatwick School uses the 3 ‘C’s’ – Character, Culture and Currency to promote our inclusive ethos, including our approach to safeguarding. Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. Our school is a community and all those directly connected, staff, volunteers, IEB members, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.
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About The Gatwick School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 16
School size
911 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
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The Gatwick School has been set up to establish an All-through school for children aged 4 to 16. All-through state schools are rare but we feel that it is precisely what gives The Gatwick School a unique place in the local provision for schools. Here are some of the reasons why we think an all-through education is so valuable and why we think it provides an exciting opportunity for our children: It removes the well-researched performance ‘dip’ at age 11 It removes the learning barriers and age-old fears that many children face as they leave primary school and make the transition to a secondary school It enables primary aged children to benefit from having some specialist teaching at an early age, which means that gifted and talented children will be challenged and stretched It enables some children to benefit by having more time to develop their skills It enables older children to have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by mentoring younger children (which in turn promotes a healthy and positive school climate) Older And Younger Children Working Together Since we have been open, it has been special to see so many and varied interactions which have led to very positive relationships being forged between our Primary and Secondary pupils. House competitions provide opportunities for older pupils to support our younger pupils. Our primary phase sports days are run by teachers and our pupil leaders Secondary pupils regularly visit Primary classes during special school events and drop down activities. This has inspired our Primary children to demonstrate greater confidence in reading and oral expression

Arranging a visit to The Gatwick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lduke@thegatwickschool.org.uk.

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