Assistant Headteacher - Primary Inclusion Leader / SENDCo

Mayfield School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0RH

30 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    6 January 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L5 to L9, £48,894 to £53,971

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualified Teacher Status, with evidence of continual professional development that is relevant and appropriate to the post

Very good knowledge of pedagogy, research, initiatives and technologies in learning and child development

Knowledge of the full national curriculum with particular interest and expertise in at least one area

National SENCo Award or an intention to become accredited with a strong knowledge, understanding and awareness of the implications of the SEND Code of Practice and the practical application in meeting the needs of pupils with SEND.

A good knowledge of emerging technology and the use of ICT to enhance learning and engage pupils

Current knowledge of safeguarding legislation, equal opportunities, health and safety and SEND, and government guidance relevant to the post

Good understanding of planning and implementing Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and SEND support plans including monitoring, assessment, recording & reporting pupil progress.

Ability to challenge and differentiate teaching and learning for pupils of all abilities and needs, making learning exciting, relevant and cross curricular, working collaboratively to create a vibrant, happy and challenging learning environment

Ability to plan and implement a cohesive, creative and innovative curriculum

A skilful communicator with strong, interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written that naturally adapts to a diverse audience and may require influencing, directing, challenging or motivating others

Skilled in organising and sustaining positive support from a variety of providers for a range of special educational needs

Experience of systematically assessing, monitoring and evaluating pupil attainment, and adjusting provision, in order to accelerate progress

Experience of collaborating and building effective relationships with parents, carers, colleagues and the wider community

Successful experience of teaching children with SEND and other vulnerable groups

Experience of positive behaviour management to support children with SEMH needs

What the school offers its staff

Our school is a very special place where pupils, staff and governors work in a community where we aim to be Ready, Respectful, Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful and Reflective every day. This could be the start of your Mayfield journey.

Mayfield School is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local community. We are one of the first single-site, all-through maintained schools in the country, which we believe provides us with a unique opportunity to join together for an educational purpose, to improve and shape the lives of the children (Year R – Year 11) in our learning community. Our school operates as an all-through school with a single vision, set of values, staff, and Governing Body.

Mayfield School started a new era with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art building in 2021. This has provided our school community with new facilities, such as a large sports hall, new drama rooms, new assembly hall, a large canteen and café area and much more besides. We are a friendly, vibrant school with high standards and expectations. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships we foster, knowing every young person as an individual and challenging each of them to have the highest possible aspirations through our ambitious and inclusive curriculum. Our ambition is to build on our excellent pastoral care with high standards and expectations so that young people are able to flourish and to achieve their very best.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mayfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to criminal records bureau checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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About Mayfield School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 16
School size
1460 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number
02392 693432

Mayfield is a very successful and heavily oversubscribed school in the north of Portsmouth City. We are one of the first state, single-site, ‘all through’ schools in the country. We operate an “Outstanding” Pre-School and Nursery with reduced fees and preferential access for Mayfield staff. We have been successful in our bid to receive ‘Priority School Building’ funding which will result in the construction of a multi-million, ‘state of the art’ new build on the current school site which is due to open in summer 2021. In September 2016, OfSTED conducted a section 5 inspection and found all areas to be ‘good’ and in summer 2018 the school secured it’s best ever results across all key stages. All staff members have the opportunity to work across all sections of the school depending on their interest, skills and experience. During this period of growth, we have a number of vacancies in all sections and truly believe “our only limitation is our ambition”. Before you apply for a post at Mayfield please ensure you have read and embrace our ways of working and ethos by reading our Staff Handbook. Mayfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to criminal records bureau checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

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