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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L4 to L7

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Strategic Leadership Team at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School (TGGS) as our SENDCo.

We are looking for an experienced professional who can lead the strategic direction and development of SEND policy and provision, ensuring that TGGS is an inclusive environment where students with SEN or a disability can thrive and achieve expected outcomes.The SENDCo will lead a wider team with enthusiasm and commitment and will support staff to deliver high quality and adaptative teaching in line with the SEND Code of Practice in our outstanding school.In return, you will benefit from working within a forward thinking, creative and dynamic strategic leadership team providing you with whole school experience and opportunities to develop your career.

Ideally you will already hold the National Award in Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo), however, supportto achieve this qualificationwill be given to the right candidate.

This position involves a teaching responsibility with 20 periods over a fortnight and the successful candidate will be a full member of the SLT with Associate Assistant Headteacher responsibilities.

What the school offers its staff

  • The chance to work for an exceptionally high achieving, successful school.

  • Opportunities to develop your career.

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

  • Access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.

  • There is a range of social activities for staff, with end-of-term socials at a variety of local venues. Friday Club where staff meet for coffee, tea and biscuits. Staff meet for annual celebrations such as our carol service, concerts, plays and productions; there are end-of-term staff lunches.

  • TGGS has a strong House Culture and all new members of staff are assigned to one of our five Houses. You will have the opportunity to take part in the wide variety of house activities including staff vs students sports, fundraising activities, Sponsored Walk and the House Shout.

  • The Sports Hall provides a fitness suite, with £50,000 of machines, and is free for staff use.

Further details about the role

The deadline for applications is 9am, Friday 27th January 2023 with interviews provisionally scheduled for the following week.

Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact Mrs Rumbelow, Headteacher's PA, via email to arrange: lrumbelow@tggsacademy.org.

For the application process, please go to https://www.tggsacademy.org/vacancies where you will find a link to the application form.

All applications must be on the Application Form – CVs are not accepted.

Commitment to safeguarding

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up for all shortlisted applicants, and the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and other employment checks. TGGS promotes equal opportunities for staff and students.
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About Torquay Girls Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
990 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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TGGS is a girls’ 11-18 selective Academy in Torquay, Devon. Achievement is consistently high and TGGS has maintained its position as one of the top 20 state girls' schools in the country for both progress and achievement. Our vision is to equip students for a future in which they have the academic qualifications, character skills and self-esteem to make decisions that lead to long, happy and content lives. Our Single Academy Trust is founded on the core values which apply to all our community: equality; open minded; kindness; collaboration; and well-being. The school has a long history of success with committed and dedicated students, staff and Trustees at the heart of the community. You would be joining an outstanding school, with dedicated, professional and hardworking staff and wonderful students.

Arranging a visit to Torquay Girls Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email personnel@tggsacademy.org.

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