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  • Start date details

    January or Easter 2024 (negotiable for right candidate)

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity cover fixed term contract

Pay scale

Leadership Scale 5-11 (dependent on role) £52,074 - £60,488 Executive SENDC0 L8-11 £56,082 - £60,488

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a passionate and ambitious SENDCo as we continue to transform education. In September 2021 Twynham School and The Grange School federated staffing structures enabling us to launch an ambitious vision for our schools. The SEND strategy across both schools is led by our Executive SENDCo who also assumes the role of substantive SENDCo for Twynham School.

In order to cover maternity absence of our Executive SENDCo we are looking for a qualified SENDCo who, dependent on experience, will act as the SENDCo at Twynham School but may also seize a unique opportunity to continue to drive forward the SEND strategy across both schools. Alternatively, this may also represent an opportunity for a less experienced colleague to work solely within Twynham School gaining experience within a large, inclusive, 11-18 mixed comprehensive school. Job descriptions for both roles are available and colleagues should reference which role their application should be considered for.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Take responsibility for SEND provision in our large and inclusive secondary school
  • Co-ordinate and lead innovative and evidence-based provision for students who have identified special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Ensure that SEND provision and the graduated approach is embedded in school life
  • Progress beyond the role of a traditional SENDCo and lead SEND strategically across two schools (dependent on experience)

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Is an inspirational and skilled classroom teacher and teacher of students with SEND
  • Champions inclusion and is passionate about supporting young people with identified SEND
  • Has a clear understanding of how young people with identified SEND can be supported to achieve in the mainstream classroom
  • Is ambitious for whole school leadership and thrives in an aspirational culture
  • Will embrace our highly supportive, professional approach to school improvement

What the school offers its staff

Twynham School and The Grange School can offer you:

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • An exceptional CPD offer from ECT through to preparation for senior and system leadership
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom
  • The opportunity to work within Twynham Learning; a progressive multi-academy trust
  • The opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Coast

Further details about the role

Any questions?

To discuss the post or your application, please contact Alison Brown (Senior HR Administrator) on 01202 495716 or email us at recruitment@twynhamlearning.com

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form and Diversity Questionnaire by email to: recruitment@twynhamlearning.com

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here: www.twynhamlearning.com/187/staff-vacancies

Applicants should state clearly on the application form which role their application should be considered for.

The closing date is Friday November 24th at 8am. Be aware that we reserve the right to interview exceptional applicants before the deadline and we encourage interested colleagues to apply early.

Commitment to safeguarding

We value diversity and inclusiveness. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities. We don't discriminate on age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/nationality, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. We'll only consider people who can evidence their right to work in the UK. We're committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes to safeguard children. We undertake enhanced criminal records checks before appointment. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.
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About Twynham School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1802 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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Twynham School is an exceptionally special place; a school which believes in the unlimited potential of every child, where people are valued above all and ultimately a place where every child can be successful. Our long-tradition of success is built on two vital pillars; high quality teaching and learning and, most importantly, the value we place on the very special relationships between students and staff.

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