Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion Lead

Cottenham Primary School, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 8TA

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    4 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



L8- L12

Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion Lead job summary

Are you galvanized by the challenge of supporting vulnerable children and their families?
If so, then we are looking to appoint a full-time Deputy Headteacher - Inclusion Lead on a permanent contract.
The successful candidate will need to believe that a knowledge-rich curriculum has the power to transform the lives of all children - regardless of background, ethnicity, gender or disability. They would also need to relish the opportunity to lead and inspire an incredibly hard-working team and be fiercely committed to their own professional development and that of their colleagues.
The DHT - Inclusion Lead will work closely with the Headteacher and the rest of the Senior Leadership Team to design and deliver the strategic support for all of our vulnerable children and their families (including disadvantaged pupils and those pupils with SEND).
As the school’s SENCO, the role will involve leading the Inclusion Team, which is made up of 2 INCOs, a TA Manager, 2 ELSAs, and over 30 Teaching Assistants. In addition, we will shortly be recruiting a part-time Family Worker. The post holder will be responsible for liaising with parents, carers and professional partners, as appropriate.

At Cottenham Primary School we are committed to providing the best possible education, so that all children thrive and achieve. We believe that our children, families, staff and governors are of equal value and we respect and appreciate the diversity they bring to our school community. We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
In addition, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An application pack can be found on the school’s website (https://www.cottenhamprimary.co.uk/vacancies-at-cottenham/).
If you require any further details, or to arrange a conversation with the Headteacher, please email the school office (office@cottenham.cambs.sch.uk) .
Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday, 16th May 2022, and interviews will take place on Monday, 23rd May 2022.

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About Cottenham Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
502 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number

Cottenham Primary School is a larger than average primary school, with 500 pupils on roll. It is situated in the village of Cottenham, 5 miles north east of Cambridge.
The school has 87 (18%) disadvantaged pupils on roll (up from 9.3% in spring 2017) and there are over 60 children on the SEND Register, 18 with EHCPs.
The school’s work on its knowledge-rich curriculum has attracted interest from across the country, and it has hosted large numbers of visitors. School leaders have presented at education conferences, and have contributed to articles published in education journals.
The school prides itself on being both outward facing and committed to securing improvements through evidence-backed, sustainable approaches.

Arranging a visit to Cottenham Primary School

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email the school office.

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