This job expired on 11 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    11 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
From £54,000 per annum

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director of SEND to be responsible for leading the provision for students with Special Educational Needs (SEND). It is a remit which covers all phases of the school, including the Resourced Provision, in order to ensure that these students make excellent progress. You will have proven leadership qualities, excellent classroom practice and strong experience in some (not necessarily all) phases of an all through school. We, in turn, are committed to developing these qualities further through excellent professional development opportunities.

We provide:  

An all-through 3 - 18 school experience.

A learning environment based on very high academic standards.

A school where all pupils are encouraged to reach their true potential and parents are welcome. 

The best of the independent school tradition such as the House system and a tremendous range of extra-curricular activities.

An exciting place to learn with excellent facilities, new technology and a wide range of teaching and learning experiences.

A vibrant and tolerant multi-cultural community. 

A deeper learning of the wider world through our enterprise activities.  

Outstanding careers advice and an opportunity to meet former students who have gone on to be successful in a variety of occupations.

Reporting to the Principal, this is a key leadership position, working directly with the Primary Phase Headteacher and SLT. You will lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources within the SEND provision, monitor and evaluate the development of learning and teaching strategies for students with SEND and ensure that staff are provided with relevant information and training relating to the support of these students.  In addition, you will be responsible for raising standards of attainment and achievement for SEND students in all year groups.

You will be leading a department of dedicated and committed colleagues who champion pupils with SEND.  The team has a range of skills, knowledge and expertise: the department has two qualified SENCOs, a qualified SPLD Teacher and teams led by Specialist LSAs in the Primary and Secondary Phases.  In recent years, the school has expanded its facilities to include a Resourced Provision and additional rooms for bespoke interventions, teaching and meetings.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the use of ICT and will have a proven track record of leadership, line management and pastoral care.

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School overview

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 3 to 18
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1518 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

About William Hulme's Grammar School

William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is a well-established 3-18 Academy and is the most over-subscribed school in Greater Manchester with a long and distinguished history.  It has a very inclusive and diverse community with over 40 languages spoken and our school is truly representative of Manchester’s rich multi-cultural heritage.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion. 

School location

Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR

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