Head of Inclusion and SEND

Waterton Academy Trust, Wakefield, WF2 6LD

17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    14 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 15-20

Head of Inclusion and SEND job summary

Waterton Academy Trust is looking to appoint an exceptional leader of SEND and Inclusion to join our central team from January 2023 or sooner.

Inclusion is a key priority for the Trust. The Head of SEND & Inclusion is a new role and part of our strategic approach to increasing our leadership capacity. Reporting to the CEO, this is an exciting opportunity to lead our network of SEND practitioners and also our growing inclusion offer. The successful candidate will work alongside academy-based SENCOs to align our SEND practice and ensure excellent practice is found within every Waterton Academy. You will also support our central team colleagues to grow the inclusion provision throughout our partnership areas. This newly established role will form an integral part of the Trust’s School Improvement Team.

Your primary focus will be to lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources across our newly formed inclusion resources at Newstead Academy and Churchfield Primary School. You will be responsible for all areas of the provision and lead a team of dedicated professionals who share your passion for supporting some of the most vulnerable children in our communities.

We wish to appoint positive people who want to make a difference. Achievement focused, with a strong belief in inclusive schools, you will be passionate, highly driven and will play a significant role in the next phase of the Trusts development. Our most vulnerable pupils, including those from potentially disadvantaged backgrounds, those with SEND and the ablest, all have an entitlement to powerful knowledge and a great education.

Your track record will demonstrate positive impact and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships. You will be an outstanding SEND practitioner with significant senior leadership experience, leading this crucial area across the Trust and with that, a driving force for innovation and excellence.

Applying for the job

Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form which can be downloaded from the recruitment page on the trust’s website. www.watertonacademytrust.org

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About Waterton Academy Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

Our Trust came in to being on the 1st September 2014. Our 13 primary, infant, junior schools and preschools are currently situated within the Wakefield and Barnsley areas and consist of almost 4000 pupils.
This is an exciting time for all concerned with the trust as we enter into a new phase of development. The reshaping of our focus and renewed drive for excellence will undoubtedly lead to improved opportunities and outcomes for all.
People are at the heart of our organisation. We invest heavily in our children, staff, Trustees and Governors, ensuring that we all benefit from being part of the Waterton family. We seek to create a fertile environment for growth, to share best practice, develop expertise, draw on local, national and

international research, and form partnerships within and beyond the trust.
Working for Waterton you will have the opportunity to shape the lives of not only those in your care within your own school, but contribute to the wellbeing of all those in the Waterton family. As a key leader in the development of our provision, you will also have the opportunity to work alongside partners from across the trust and the wider system leaders’ network.
Given the trust’s ambitions for excellence, we are seeking to employ outstanding individuals to join our team. We require highly skilled professionals that can contribute to the development of our provision and support our academies in providing our children with the best possible learning experience. If this is you, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

About Waterton Academy Trust

For further information or to arrange a discussion with the CEO, please contact Gemma Waring, Executive Assistant to the CEO by email gwaring@watertonacademytrust.org , or by telephone on 01924 240767.

About Waterton Academy Trust

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