Assistant Headteacher - SEND & Disadvantaged

Astley Community High School, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland


Job details

Job role Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Pay Range L8 - L12 (£48,808 to £53,856)

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and talented Assistant Headteacher to join the schools to focus on our SEND and disadvantaged provision, and the establishment of our new additional resource base for ASD pupils. With a strong sense of purpose and drive to improve student attainment and progress, you will join a small but committed team and will be supported to further develop your career and professional practice.

The schools have a well founded reputation for their inclusivity and support for SEND pupils and we want to build on that. The Local Authority has identified us as a place to establish the first of the new ARPs. We are looking for the right person to join our small but very dedicated and committed SLT to lead on the establishment of the ARP and provide the strategic leadership for SEND and disadvantaged pupils. We need a highly motivated individual who can enable our students to exceed their expectations and have high aspirations for their futures.

This post is to work across both schools but you will support the Head of School at Whytrig Middle School on a day to day basis.

Applying for the job

Interested in applying? A completed application form and criminal records declaration form must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 4th September date by e-mail to

It is expected that interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th September 2020.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 559 pupils enrolled
Age range 13 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Astley Community High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Astley Community High School

The Seaton Valley Federation of Schools comprises Astley Community High School, Whytrig Middle School and Seaton Sluice Middle School, all located in south east Northumberland. All three schools share a Governing Body and Executive Headteacher to promote excellence in education from age 9-18 across Seaton Valley. Individually rated as 'Good' by Ofsted, we share common values and a passionate belief that every student should be enabled to succeed in all aspects of school life.

Arranging a visit to Astley Community High School

School visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged, iIf you would like to arrange a visit or an informal discussion about the post then please contact the Executive Headteacher's PA, Angela Small on 0191 2371505 or

School location

Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0BP