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Director of SEND

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AW

This job expired on 10 October 2022

  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£49,019 - £51,402

Pay scale

(L7- L9)

Director of SEND job summary

Cardinal Griffin Catholic College - Director of SEND

L7-L9 (£49,019-£51,402)

The Governing Body of Cardinal Griffin Catholic College wish to appoint a Director of SEND for January 1st 2023. This is a Leadership post, supported by a very able Deputy SENDCo.

Griffin Catholic College is a medium sized 11 - 19 secondary school, situated in Cannock, Staffordshire.This is an exciting time in the life of the College. On the back of a very positive set of examination results in summer 2022 and following the appointment of a new Headteacher for September 2022, the College is seeking to accelerate its progress towards becoming an outstanding school. This appointment will support that ambition.

The Governing Body is seeking a practical and creative individual who can work to ensure quality provision for SEND students within the context of ever tighter funding streams. That person will have a pragmatic and problem-solving approach to managing the day to day running of the SEND provision. The College has a small team of SEND Teaching Assistants whom the individual would have responsibility, as well as leading on the process of securing and monitoring EHCP plans, developing wider SEND provision and working with staff to train them in support SEND students effectively.

We are seeking an ambitious individual who:

  • is supportive of our Catholic Ethos;
  • is experienced in the SEND framework at a senior level; is able to generate innovate solutions to problems;
  • is able to contextualise SEND provision in terms of the overall vision and resourcing of the College;
  • is always looking to improve the quality of provision for pupils and is relentless in the pursuit of excellence;
  • has a proven record of securing improved outcomes for SEND pupils at a whole school level;
  • is able to develop effective practice through planning, action, reflection and evaluation;
  • has or is working towards the formal SENDCo qualification or is willing to do so starting immediately;
  • is innovative in providing opportunities for the development of the talents of all pupils;
  • is a caring and inspiring leader with excellent
  • interpersonal and communication skills;
  • has a collaborative and inclusive approach to working with other leaders and staff at all levels; is a resilient and highly committed person.

What we can offer:

  • Community - A community with a strong explicit Catholic ethos where everyone is valued and cared for.
  • Commitment - A leadership team committed to securing the best for all pupils.
  • Dedication -A dedicated and hardworking team of staff who are ambitious for all pupils.
  • Support -A supportive, knowledgeable and skilled Governing Body and Leadership team, committed to continual improvement.
  • Development -Opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • The opportunity to have a meaningful impact –Pupils who want to learn and succeed and staff who are committed to teaching and learning.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 10th October 2022

Interviews: Friday, 14th October 2022

The College reserves the right to close this post prior to the published deadline should it receive sufficient applications to pull together a good field of candidates. We therefore encourage candidates to submit early applications. 


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings cautions and convictions in your application form. Applicants will be subject to an online search if shortlisted. Where the role involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children, candidates should note that it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
870 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 502215

Griffin Catholic College is a medium sized 11 - 19 secondary school, situated in Cannock, Staffordshire. This is an exciting time in the life of the College. On the back of a very positive set of examination results in summer 2022 and following the appointment of a new Headteacher for September 2022, the College is seeking to accelerate its progress towards becoming an outstanding school. This appointment will support that ambition.

Arranging a visit to Cardinal Griffin Catholic College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.tapper@cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk.

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