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  • Expected start date

    28 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    12 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 October 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership 2 - 7. £43,251 - £49,021.

Job summary

Weeke Primary school is looking to build on the success of our current Senior Leadership Team by appointing an Assistant Headteacher with the responsibility of inclusion and leading a phase within the school. This role will enable someone to further develop the excellent strategic development of the school – being part of a creative, dynamic and flexible team.

If you have a passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for young children; particularly those with SEN(D) and vulnerability, then read on… We have further developed the role to support the next stage of development in inclusion within our school. We see this as a vital role in ensuring all our pupils can reach their potential. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects and provision for our most vulnerable pupils; those with SEN(D) as well as those who are disadvantaged or in receipt of Pupil Premium.

We are looking for someone who is
• Innovative and highly driven to improve SEN(D) provision and whole school teaching and learning
• An inspirational and enthusiastic leader with sound knowledge and experience of SEN(D)
• A motivated leader who can inspire and engage staff to develop their practice, improve standards for all and embrace change
• A leader who is able to develop and drive forward a phase of the school, motivating and supporting others to make change
• A strong knowledge of the SEN code of practice and the EHCP process
• Have a proven record in school improvement and able to demonstrate vision and passion for inclusion

The successful candidate will hold the NASENCO qualification, or be willing to undertake this, and have experience in improving provision and outcome. They will have the skills and experience to bring out the best in others and hold to account whilst being able to support colleagues to ensure provision has a positive impact on pupil progress.

SEN(D) provision in our school is good and continues to develop as it holds a key focus in everything we do that is strategic. We are looking to appoint a highly skilled practitioner with enthusiasm and proven leadership skills to take this development further; leading on SEND to ensure that every pupil is enabled to achieve the best possible outcomes; regardless of background, need or abilities. The number of pupils with SEND in our school has grown significantly over the last few years and we want someone to bring further innovative and creative ideas to our ever developing school.

The role is full time and non-class based but will require a degree of teaching commitment.

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
413 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01962 882710

About Weeke Primary School

Our school caters for children between the ages of four and eleven with a Local Authority admission number of 60 children per year group.

We aspire to help every child develop as a whole person to enable them to become confident, happy, independent, creative and adaptable; to love learning and achieve more than they thought possible. Our experienced and well-established teaching team have high expectations and ambitions for all our pupils and we never stop seeking new ways to promote learning and develop improvements to the curriculum and the school. We firmly believe that knowing every child as an individual is vital to their success; that everybody should feel safe; and that every child has individual strengths which should be recognised and celebrated.

We are very fortunate to have many parents/carers, as well as members of the community, who regularly help in school supporting a wide range of activities. Weeke Primary School Association are an active set of parent fundraisers aiming to help finance many resources and opportunities for the children, through a variety of popular events. We also have a supportive group of governors who are highly skilled in different areas and work in partnership with staff to provide our children with the very best learning opportunities.

We believe pupils’ learning is optimised when staff and parents/carers work together. We value this partnership which, coupled with quality education and high expectations at all times, will undoubtedly help children achieve their very best, lead to great achievements, promote good citizenship and provide a good foundation for pupils’ secondary education.

When visiting our school, you will notice the strong sense of: purpose, collaboration and passion as we aspire to provide ‘irresistible learning at the heart of the community’. You are very welcome to visit the school to see us at work and play. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit or to find out more information.

Arranging a visit to Weeke Primary School

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss the role in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan Kirkham, Headteacher via the school office on 01962 882710 or email Rob Harrison, Business Manager by email

School location

Stoney Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 6DR

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