This job expired on 24 November 2023

  • Start date details

    April 2024 or earlier if possible

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time teaching

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 5-9

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Role

Are you interested in joining a vibrant senior leadership team? Are you highly passionate about education and supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities? Are you an experienced, qualified SENDCo?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Friars is a long-established popular school in Shoeburyness with amazing children, staff and facilities. We are looking to welcome a new Assistant Principal who will be the school’s SENDCo into our happy team.

As an Assistant Principal you work closely alongside other senior leaders to maintain high standards and lead and support school improvement. As SENDCo, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating the provision of special educational needs support across the school. Key responsibilities of the role include:

• Being an integral part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in delivering effective management and leadership

• Developing and implementing policies and procedures, including those for identifying and assessing special educational needs

• Coordinating the provision of support for all pupils and for those with special educational needs and disabilities

• Liaising closely with parents, outside agencies, and other professionals to ensure that the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are met

• Supporting the school in ensuring that it meets its statutory obligations under the SEND Code of Practice

What the school offers its staff

As part of Portico Academy Trust, Friars Primary School can offer you:

• A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters

• A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn • High quality professional development

• Support and collaboration across our Trust

• A very well-resourced school

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to learn more about Friars, please contact our school office at office@fps.porticoacademytrust.co.uk and a member of our team will arrange a time for you to come and see us.

Tours of the school will be with the school’s Principal, Mr. Chris McClay.

Further details about the role

Full details of the interview process will be shared with those candidates who are shortlisted.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 24th November 2023

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 27th November 2023

For further details or an application pack, please contact Mrs. Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB

Telephone: 01702 987890 x310

Email: recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk

Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Documents

Assistant Principal and SENDCo Application Form

Assistant Principal and SENDCo Job Description

Assistant Principal and SENDCo Person Specification

Application Email recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk

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 Friars Primary School and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
436 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01702 987890

Arranging a visit to Friars Primary School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk.

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