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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 11:34am

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary £57,809 — £63,642 (Academy Leadership Scale 7-11)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic, and highly motivated Assistant Headteacher to lead Learning Support as the named SENCO and Designated Teacher at the Upper Academy. We are looking for someone who shares our vision of providing the best education for all students in our school, enabling them to become independent and effective lifelong learners.

The successful candidate will display a passion for learning and a commitment to working collaboratively to ensure students’ progress, regardless of their needs, ability, or background.

The role requires strategic planning, matching the needs of the student body with the most effective support and ensuring policy is implemented in line with best practice. You will demonstrate an ability to effectively lead the team, work closely with stakeholders and ensure that statutory requirements are met when working with families, students and external agencies. You will also be expected to take on an additional school-wide leadership responsibility in an area to be determined by your strengths and interests.

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Qualified Teacher Status.
  • SENCO qualification or be willing to complete the training.
  • Experience of working effectively with secondary school SEND students.
  • Experience as a successful team leader.
  • Ability to foster effective relationships with stakeholders and external agencies.
  • Excellent knowledge of current educational thinking and developments, including school responsibilities under the SEN code of Practice, The Equality Act (2010) and the Children and Families Act (2014).
  • Experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based SEND provision.
  • A personal commitment to high quality teaching and inclusion for all.
  • Excellent ICT, organisation and communication skills.

What the school offers its staff

The Academies provides staff with the most appropriate and effective support to ensure that their professional development needs are fully met and that there is a high level of challenge in the opportunities they are offered. We have a weekly CPD programme for all and a very strong record of developing staff. We have an excellent track record of providing promotion and responsibility opportunities to staff that aspire to leadership. The academy is prepared to offer training for the SENCo qualification to suitably skilled candidates who do not already possess this.

Further details about the role

Our academy operates across two sites.The Lower Academy specialises in the teaching of our Key Stage 3 students, whilst The Upper Academy specialises in teaching Key Stage 4 and 5. The appointed candidate will initially be based at the Upper Academy as named SENCo / Assistant Headteacher.

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 The Basildon Upper Academy

School type
Academy, ages 14 to 19
Education phase
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School size
781 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
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