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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    16 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
TMS or UPS if post threshold, plus TLR 2c £7,017

Job summary

Head of Learning Support/Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Contract: Full time, permanent
Grade: TMS or UPS if post threshold, plus TLR 2c £7,017
Start date: 1 January 2022
Closing date: Monday, 29 November 2021 at 12.00 noon, however applications will be processed on arrival

We are looking to appoint a passionate, positive, and motivated person to be our SENCo and lead our Learning Support Faculty from January 2021. Our Learning Support Faculty is a positive area of the school with high aspirations for our students. The faculty works closely with other areas of the school, including other faculties and our pastoral team. As part of the Abingdon Learning Trust, we utilise our research lead to ensure that the provision we give is based on the latest evidence and research.

As SENCo you will be working under our Assistant Head with responsibility for inclusion. This is with the goal of ensuring all students have access to the learning and opportunities they need. Raising aspirations, removing barriers, improving outcomes, and increasing opportunities.

The school has an Oxfordshire County Council led Communication and Interaction Resource Base (CIRB) on site, where students with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) are supported as they integrate into our mainstream school provision. There are close ties between our Learning Support Faculty and the CIRB.

Our ethos of aspiration, opportunity and integrity are at the heart of Fitzharrys’ sustained success. We are a good school (Ofsted, June 2016) with strong results that improve year on year. Ofsted praised our “warm and welcoming culture with a shared drive for continual improvement”. This is a very special place, and we are looking for the right candidate who is excited at the prospect of joining us and taking such a key role in our continued success and growth.

All Fitzharrys staff benefit from our induction programme and our comprehensive CPD programme as part of a school community committed to getting the best from everyone. Through our focus on high quality teaching and learning, and excellent behaviour, our school continues to grow and develop.

We are proud of our students, and in turn they are proud to be part of the Fitzharrys community. Parents are supportive of the work of the school, recognising our high aspirations for every student who attends; they are both challenged to achieve highly, and supported in doing so.

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of a school with strong working relationships at the heart of every interaction, a committed and caring staff, and a culture of working to get the very best from every child, then we look forward to meeting you.

Further details about the post are available from Carole McKivitt via email to

An application pack is available from the Fitzharrys School website or from
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. The Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from less well-represented groups in the schools and Trust.

All staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
626 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Fitzharrys School

This is an exciting time to join us in our continued development. If you want to be part of an innovative, supportive and caring school and contribute to each student achieving their ambitions then we look forward to meeting you.

School location

Northcourt Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1NP

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