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  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Pay Range L9 - L13 £57,482 - £63,430 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Benfield School is looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative Director of Additional Needs to fulfil a key strategic role within our school.This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake the statutory role of SENCO and desigated teacher for looked after children. We are looking for a colleague to lead on the design and shaping of our ambitious curriculum to ensure that the Benfieldcommunity has the highest of expectations for our young people. The successful candidate should be a confident leader and will line manage a large team of individuals who support SEND pupils accross the school and within our Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) to ensure our pupils with additional needs get the very best learning experiences.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer:

  • Great opportunities for continuing professional development and a career pathway across the trust.
  • A team of hardworking, dedicated and friendly staff where everyone is valued.
  • The benefitof working in a highly collaborative multi academy trust.
  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pensions Scheme which the trust also contributes to on your behalf.
  • Recognition of previous service with other schools, academies, local government etc.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), delivered by Health Assured – the UK and Irelands leading wellbeing provider.
  • Good public transport links via Tyne and Wear Metro and road links from the A19 and A1058 Coast Road.

Further details about the role

This role is fixed term to cover maternity leave until April 2025.

Benfield School is looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative Director of Additional Needs to fulfil a key strategic role within our school.

This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake the statutory role of SENCO and desigated teacher for looked after children. We are looking for a colleague to lead on the design and shaping of our ambitious curriculum to ensure that the Benfield community has the highest of expectations for our young people. The successful candidate should be a confident leader and will line manage a large team of individuals who support SEND pupils accross the school and within our Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) to ensure our pupils with additional needs get the very best learning experiences.

Our school is one of seven primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.

Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-16 school it has a distinct ethos with strong sense of support and loyalty. Excellent relationships between students and staff and a purposeful learning environment is evident in lessons and around the modernised site. With this foundation, students have a strong platform to be confident, happy and are able to achieve their aspiration.

Interested? If you would like to join us and feel you could thrive here, then please read the accompanying Person Specification and Job Description and complete an application form by clicking ‘apply now’ no later than midnight on Sunday 25th February 2024.

Please note that interviews are scheduled to take place on either 28th or 29th February 2024.

NEAT is committed to safer recruitment practice and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. For shortlisted candidates, we will conduct an online search as part of our screening.

Commitment to safeguarding

As this vacancy involves working with children and young people, you must declare relevant criminal convictions when you apply for the job. A criminal record will not automatically stop you from getting the job but we will consider the nature of the offence when assessing how suitable you are for the job and discuss this with you at interview. If this job is in regulated activity we will also check if you are barred from working with children. If you are barred from working with children it is an offence for you to apply for a job.

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About Benfield School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
979 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Our school is one of six primary and secondary schools within the NEAT Academy Trust family of schools. At the heart of our trust is the aim to nurture, educate, achieve and transform the lives of all young people within the communities we serve across the North East. We have a national research school, which aims to build and strengthen networks of schools throughout the region and help them access effective education research and implement it in everyday practice.

Benfield School is a fully inclusive 11-18 school it has a distinct ethos with strong sense of support and loyalty. Excellent relationships between students and staff and a purposeful learning environment is evident in lessons and around the modernised site. With this foundation, students have a strong platform to be confident, happy and are able to achieve their aspiration.

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