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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full-time position

Contract type


Pay scale

L11 (£56,795 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status;
  • SENCO qualification(s);
  • Experience as a successful team leader and manager;
  • The ability to foster and maintain good relationships and work effectively with school stakeholders and external agencies;
  • Good knowledge of current educational thinking and developments, including excellent working knowledge of school responsibilities under the SEN code of Practice, The Equality Act (2010) and the Children and Families Act (2014);
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly and hardworking students with excellent attitudes to learning;
  • A caring and supportive community environment;
  • A commitment to health and wellbeing;
  • A commitment to professional development;
  • The opportunity to work effectively with other schools as part of a multi-academy trust.

Further details about the role

Kingdown School is looking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant Head SEND to join its Senior Leadership Team. We are looking for someone who shares our vision that every decision at every level is made through the lens of those with SEND or who are disadvantaged.

Kingdown School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school and sixth form, educating young people between the ages of 11 and 18. Ranked in the top 10 secondary schools in Wiltshire, our school is located in the charming garrison town of Warminster, with excellent links to Salisbury, Bath, Bristol and the South-West. We are an academy under Acorn Education Trust, which provides exciting opportunities to collaborate and improve local education.

The role will require strategic planning, superb interpersonal skills, the ability to build relationships and responsibility for the implementation of the Trust SEND policy. Strong knowledge of the SEND code of practice and local procedures as well as the effective use of the graduated approach to SEND are also essential.

An integral member of Senior Leadership team, the successful candidate will undertake individual responsibilities to a high standard and be able to lead the team, work closely with students, school staff and families as well as Trust colleagues and external agencies.

For information, please read our Applicant Information Pack.

Kingdown School, as part of the Acorn Education Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening.  We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of our safer recruitment processes, if you are shortlisted for the post, we will carry out a social media account search. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kingdown School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1504 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Kingdown School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lmg@kingdown.wilts.sch.uk.

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