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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    14 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£47,185.00 - £52,074.00 Annually (FTE) Leadership scale 1 to 5

Assistant Principal with responsibility for SEND job summary

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.

Job Title: Assistant Principal with responsibility for Mainstream SEN and Inclusion (To start April 2024 or September 2024 for the right candidate)

Location:  Beanfield Primary School

Salary: Leadership scale 1-5

Hours per week / Weeks per year: 100%

About Beanfield Primary School and the Assistant Principal role

We are excited to be in the position to recruit an inspirational Assistant Principal to take the role of Mainstream SENCO within our large 3 form entry Primary school. The successful candidate will work alongside the Senior Leadership Team and will liaise closely with the Principal and Vice Principals, promoting achievement for all pupils in the school.

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher and a strategic leader with a resilient character and a strong personal drive.

The ideal candidate will also:

·        Hold, be working towards or be willing to work towards the National Award for SENCO Qualification.

·        Have a thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.

·        Have the ability to lead staff (both teaching staff and support staff) in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEN children.

·        Have the necessary communication skills to enable effective liaison with a variety of external agencies.

·        Be able to demonstrate effective communication skills with all members of the school community.

·        Have excellent classroom management skills and be proficient in planning, assessment and target setting for pupils with a range of different abilities and needs – SEND, LAC, Pupil Premium, EAL.

·        Contribute to the process of writing the school self-evaluation and the school improvement plan.

·        Be dedicated to their own professional development.

·        Contribute to creating a supportive ethos and a stimulating school environment.

“Nurturing the citizens of tomorrow” is the core ethos of our Ofsted rated Good school (2022). We are proud to be a valued member of the Brooke Weston Trust, which gives us the opportunity to work alongside many different schools within the local community and further afield.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to work in a continuously improving school, on its journey to become Outstanding. 

As a member of staff at Beanfield Primary School, we can offer you the following:

·        Enhanced salaries and rapid promotional prospects

·        Opportunities for continued professional development and access to the excellent offer provided by the BWT Primary Training Hub, Northamptonshire Teaching school hub and BWT Leadership Academy.

·        The support of an experienced phase leader and an inspirational, dedicated team of teachers who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations

·        Freshly prepared lunch free of charge (We will soon be offering breakfast free of charge to staff)

·        Access to a school laptop and the latest technology throughout the school

·        Salary sacrifice schemes such as Childcare vouchers, CPC Drive New car scheme

·        An annual staff wellbeing day

·        A newly developed Staff wellbeing hub in the heart of the school

About Brooke Weston Trust

Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

How to Apply

Tours are available on request however, if you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

To apply for the job straight away, please submit your application through my new term. 

Safer Recruitment

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here -Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Beanfield Primary School

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

Here at Beanfield Primary School we appoint enthusiastic and committed staff, who can deliver excellent standards, motivate and inspire our pupils in all areas of school.

‘No child should be left behind’ is our core ethos led by the Brooke Weston Trust of which we have been a member since 2012. Beanfield is a three form entry Primary Academy, with current capacity from September 2016, for 700+ pupils across our mainstream provsion, Nursery (78) and SEN Unit Provision (55).

We are keen to support staff with a wide range of personal development opportunities to ensure all colleagues are fully equipped to deliver consistent and high quality learning. Our aspirations are very high as our pupils deserve the best opportunities.

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