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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
37.5 hours a week
Contract type
United Learning Pay Scale (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.

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 is the second most over-subscribed school in Manchester and one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. WHGS is an all-through (3-18) Academy of over 1450 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Academy has a relatively new Sixth Form Centre, a two-form entry Primary Phase and has specialist rooms in the Secondary Phase, including fully equipped science labs, a library, ICT resource centre, music practice rooms, design, technology and art rooms. There is also a sports hall with changing facilities, along with full kitchen and dining facilities in the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.

Inspectors judged the school to be Good in all phases in its most recent inspection, May 2019

William Hulme’s Grammar School is a vibrant, multicultural school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and beliefs. We are committed to ensuring that all children receive a first class education that prepares them thoroughly for the future and allows them to play an active role in the life of the school and wider community. The school encourages staff to organise events and trips (home and abroad), extra-curricular and subject enrichment activities, to develop the whole child, to prepare him/her for the challenges of the modern world.

School location

Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR

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