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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£48,484.00 - £56,126.00 Annually (FTE) 0.8/Part time equivalent

Assistant Principal (Inclusion/SENDCo & Pastoral) job summary

Are you passionate about inclusion? Are you an effective and inspiring leader ready for a new challenge? Are you an strong teacher who is able to support and continue to develop our school's inclusive practice? If so, please look no further!

Due to the promotion of the current post holder, we are looking to recruit an Assistant Principal to lead Inclusion/SENDCo and Pastoral at Hammond Academy. This post is offered part-time (0.8/4 days per week). You will lead and be supported by a Pastoral Lead & Family Liaison, Learning Mentor/Thrive Practitioner and a team of support staff. This role is non-class based. However, flexibility to teach if/when required is essential.

We are an inclusive, 2fe school and are proud to be part of the Aspire Academies Trust. In 2023, we were rated 'Good' by Ofsted in all areas. Since then, we have continued to strengthen and develop our inclusive practice and provision. In a recent parent survey, 97% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that Hammond is a inclusive and caring school. We are looking for the right person to continue this journey.

The Role of Assistant Principal (Inclusion/SENDCo & Pastoral) at Hammond Primary School

The Assistant Principal (Inclusion/SENDCo & Pastoral), in collaboration with the Principal, plays a key role in raising achievement of learners with SEND. They will take day to day responsibility for the operation of the SEND/PPG/FSM/CLA/EAL and More able policies and strategic direction of the school. They will lead on the provision made for individual children within these groups, working closely with staff, parents and carers and other agencies. The Assistant Principal (Inclusion/SENDCo & Pastoral) also provides related professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality teaching for learners within identified groups. The Assistant Principal (Inclusion/SENDCo & Pastoral) will be responsible for developing a culture where Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging are at the heart of the school culture and ethos.

Key Duties, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

To assist the Principal in the leadership and management of the school

To take full responsibility for leading and managing accelerated progress for all SEND/PPG/FSM/CLA/EAL and More able pupils

To be the lead professional exemplifying Teachers’ Standards and professionalism; to be a role model for colleagues, and to ensure all staff, including ECTs, are fully supported

To carry out class teaching duties, as required, in accordance with the school’s schemes of work and the National Curriculum

To undertake annual Performance Management, setting and agreeing targets linked to the school development plan and setting priorities with the Principal

To line manage support staff and the pastoral support team within the setting

To develop leaders at all levels by creating opportunities for champion roles

To plan professional development opportunities for support staff

Oversee the pastoral and wellbeing provision for the school, identifying, initiating and providing support as necessary to the pastoral support team and wider school

To ensure a therapeutic approach to behaviour is implemented and understood by all stake holders

To be the designated safeguarding lead

To review policies and procedures as directed by the Principal such as: SEND Information report, Equality Policy and objectives, Accessibility plan, PPG Strategy

To take a lead role in engaging parents and ensuring the views of parents/carers are listened to

nd What we can offer:-

Opportunities to collaborate across the trust (we have a network of SENCos and Assistant/Deputy Principals that meet regularly)

-Support from Principal, Trust SENDCo and Trust SALT

-All staff are offered a free lunch each day

-A day off for significant birthday's and a comprehensive benefits package including: local government pension scheme, competitive salary, Employee Assistance Programme, Refer a friend payment, free flu vaccination, milestone birthday day off.

-Training and development opportunities (each term, we have a whole trust INSET/time for professional curiosity and development)

Safeguarding & Equal Opportunities

Aspire Academies Trust is committed to protecting and safeguarding children and young people and our recruitment checks will always assess the suitability of the candidate to work with children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Aspire Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office for an appointment.

Please note: We reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive sufficient, strong applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised to apply as soon as possible.

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 Hammond Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Hammond Academy is a large 2 form entry school in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire which is part of Aspire Academies Trust and the West Herts Teaching School. We are able to offer both a supportive and enthusiastic staff which boasts excellent continuous professional development through the teaching school and opportunities for progression within the Trust and its other schools.

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