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  • Start date details

    Autumn 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher
  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

NEST is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspiring prospective Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for SEND Coordination for September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and talented leader, with a proven track record of leading and managing staff and implementing programme and raising achievement for Pupils, to work with a great community of children, staff, and parents. This is a full time role.

We are seeking a Deputy Headteacher/ SEND Coordinator who:

  • Has current Leadership experience and with a SENDCo Qualification or be willing to train
  • Share our vision of transforming learning to raise aspiration, secure an enjoyment and love of learning and develop a sense of pride in all that we do
  • Put children at the heart of everything they do and have high expectations of them
  • Be an outstanding and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards
  • Be an excellent leader with a passion and commitment to improving the life chances of our children
  • Has a proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others.
  • Has the ability to drive forward developments in our curriculum • Strong commitment to well-being and mental health for pupils and staff
  • Has a track record of developing effective partnerships with staff, governors, parents, and the wider community agencies in order to drive forward change and shape the future for our pupils with additional needs.

You will have the leadership qualities and drive to inspire and encourage staff and pupils to achieve their very best. You will have an innovative, inclusive approach to leadership and work closely with the Headteacher.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Support and lead a team of skilled and committed staff to support inclusive practice
  • Work with amazing pupils and supportive families
  • Develop the school vision and strategy of SEND and inclusive provision alongside the Head of School, Executive Headteacher and a supportive Local Committee who are committed to your continued professional development
  • Work as part of a dynamic partnership of NEST schools

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We cannot offer visa sponsorship for overseas candidates.

Further details about the role

Main purpose of the job:

  • To work in partnership with the Executive Headteacher in the leadership and management of the school, within the context of local and national guidance and legislation and in consultation with the Executive Headteacher and Local Committee
  • To promote an environment which achieves high standards in all areas of the school’s work.
  • To manage and organise the school to meet its aims and targets.
  • To evaluate the school’s performance (working with others) and identify the priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards.
  • To help secure the commitment of the wider community to the school.
  • To assist in the promotion, direction, and oversight of high standards of teaching and learning, pupil achievement and progression through effective inclusion for pupils with special educational needs.
  • Manage, develop, and maintain high-quality SEND Inclusive provision.

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 Dog Kennel Hill School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 420 pupils
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 7274 1829

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email school@dkh.southwark.sch.uk.

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