Assistant Headteacher (SENCo)

Carleton High School, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3NW

10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    9 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L13 - L18b

Assistant Headteacher (SENCo) job summary

Ref: SCH-PAT-0198

Carleton High School – Assistant Headteacher (SENCO)

Are you a looking for the next step in your career path? Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people? Would you like to work with a dynamic, progressive team of leaders? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Pontefract Academies Trust are looking for an outstanding practitioner who would like to develop their leadership skills, working as part of the senior leadership team at Carleton High School.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the SEND culture across the school, working with all student groups, including the most vulnerable, to ensure that their progress is in line with that of all other students. They will be a leader that puts students at the heart of what they do, making a positive impact and raising standards and the quality of experience for all.

Carleton High School is firmly on track to become ‘outstanding.’ Our 2022 outcomes are the best results the school has achieved. We have been awarded most improved school in the North of England 2020. Carleton High School has a strong team of amazing teachers and inspirational leaders, as well as a fantastic cohort of students.

Our teachers and leaders are passionate about teaching and learning, and the successful candidate will share our rigorously high expectations for the academic, social and personal development of every student in our Trust.

This is a really exciting time to join our Trust, with development opportunities, the role will involve a combination of both a teaching commitment and leadership responsibility. The Trust’s leadership team are committed to ensuring this school becomes an outstanding school.

“Deciding to become a Senior Leader at Carleton High School, Pontefract Academies Trust has been one of the most rewarding and exciting opportunities of my career. Not only do my values fully align to those of the School and the Trust but since joining I have the opportunity to develop as a leader, enhancing the way I consider leadership and education.” Grace Skyner Assistant Headteacher CHS

If you are ambitious, successful and excited by learning, please contact Martin Blair at Hays Leadership Appointments on T: 07736 791138 E: martin.blair@hays.com for a confidential discussion about the role, to arrange a visit or to make an application.

Please do not use any online “APPLY” options.

Closing date: 8am, Monday 10th October 2022

Interviews: Thursday 13th October and Friday 14th October 2022

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

Applying for the job

If you are ambitious, successful and excited by learning, please contact Martin Blair at Hays Leadership Appointments on T: 07736 791138 E: martin.blair@hays.com for a confidential discussion about the role, to arrange a visit or to make an application.

Please do not use any online “APPLY” options.

Closing date: 8am, Monday 10th October 2022

Interviews: Thursday 13th October and Friday 14th October 2022

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About Carleton High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
982 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Carleton High School has a vision to provide a first-class education to all students so that they make outstanding progress and get the chances in life they deserve.

Our ethos is summarised through our mantra, Culture + Consistency = Excellence. Put simply, this means that we have an achievement focused culture where we do not put a ceiling on what our students can accomplish. This really matters; academic results open doors for our young people. We aim to be consistent in our approach to everything that we do, never compromising on our high standards so that all our students, no matter what their starting point or circumstance, thrive and achieve their absolute best.

We live and breathe our student values of respect, responsibility, determination and excellence. These values reiterate positive attitudes to build character and support our students to develop into well rounded citizens, who are well prepared for their next steps in life.

Carleton High School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, has been named the most improved school in the North of England, according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index, published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

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