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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 25 hours

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Scale L7-L11: 54,816 - £60,488 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will have experience of middle leadership and/or senior leadership and will be an inspirational, enthusiastic and talented teacher. They will be expected to develop SEND policy, strategy and provision to ensure that all our young people with a special educational need or disability can achieve their potential. The successful candidate will be passionate and be able to work as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to lead and develop the vision, commitment and determination of the SEND Department to ensure the best outcomes for our students.

This post includes liaising with a range of external agencies to support the students in our care, and ensuring that all statutory protocols around SEND assessment and funding are followed. This multi-faceted role encompasses oversight, and leadership, of quality first education, outcomes, personal development, enrichment and progress for students with SEN and/or disabilities.

Working with the Deputy Headteacher, and other leaders in the schools, the post holder will be able to grow the role to make it their own.

The post will require you to ensure the continuous improvement of the school. Specifically, you will:

  • Lead a calm, safe, environment where all adults secure the highest standards of student behaviour and academic achievement
  • Lead and model best practice for all staff
  • Lead on positive behaviour and attitude to learning
  • Implement strategies that enable vulnerable students to achieve, attend and behave in-line with the rest of the school
  • Promote and model good relationships with parents, which are based on partnerships, to support and improve students’ behaviour, attendance and achievement

On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post,will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process and this may include online searches.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

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 Joseph Whitaker School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1380 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

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