Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
SEN specialist
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (31/08/2022)

Job summary

School Inclusion Leader

Details of the job
Post title: School Inclusion Leader
Reporting to: Head Teacher
Salary grade: Main Payscale plus TLR
Hours: Full-time

Overall purpose of the post

The Inclusion Leader, with the support of the Head and Governing body, takes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of provision made by the school for vulnerable learners.
In this school, groups of vulnerable learners for whose progress and provision the Inclusion Leader has a strategic and operational overview are
• pupils with special educational needs (SEN)
• pupils with English as an additional language (EAL)
• pupils from different ethnic groups whose equality of opportunity needs to be assured
• pupils who are Looked After (LAC)
• pupils who are pupil premium (PP)
• children requiring early intervention or who have needs causing concern
• pupils eligible for free school meals who are in receipt of pupil premium
• (Note : individual schools delete as appropriate from the list above to reflect the scope of responsibility of the Inclusion Leader in each school)
• Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Inclusion Leader provides professional guidance to all staff working with pupils from these specified vulnerable groups in order to secure high quality teaching as well as the effective use of resources to bring about improved standards of achievement of all pupils.
This is a senior position in the school and is part of the School Leadership Team.

Principal responsibilities

• To support the Senior Leadership Team in determining, organising and implementing the key priorities for school development relating to achievement of, and provision for, vulnerable groups
• To ensure that all school policies with regard to provision for vulnerable learners are implemented consistently across the school.
• To ensure that all statutory requirements are met and statutory assessments are carried out.
• To ensure that all pupil data relating to vulnerable learners is analysed for patterns of achievement and is utilised by all teachers to modify planning and personalise support
• To monitor, evaluate and lead on the development of the most effective teaching and learning strategies which raise standards for vulnerable learners across the school
• To lead, guide and support colleagues in the differentiation of curriculum, teaching and learning styles and resources to meet the needs of vulnerable learners
• To lead and support training initiatives and staff meetings which focus on vulnerable learners
• To provide monitoring reports on the achievement of vulnerable groups, including the impact of Pupil Premium
• To provide direct teaching and teaching support to targeted vulnerable group children
• To ensure that a range of enrichment and extension activities are offered to and taken up by pupils to enhance their skills, confidence in and appreciation of learning, including after school activities.
• To have clear criteria for the identification of special educational needs (SEN) which clearly differentiates pupils with SEN from pupils who may be underachieving but who do not have a special educational need.
• To ensure that there is an informative and current provision map for vulnerable learners in the school which cross references additional provision they are receiving with the outcomes for these learners.
• To assist teachers with the writing of Individual Education Plans for pupils with SEN accessing High Needs Block funding, including those pupils with statements of special educational needs.
• To actively ensure that all looked after children have a completed, good quality Personal Education Plan (PEP) in place within time scales, which is regularly reviewed, monitored and updated.
• To maintain a register of all looked after children on roll, to include dates of individual statutory LAC reviews
• To effectively induct, manage and deploy teaching and support staff to best meet vulnerable learners’ needs
• To support the admissions and induction process for newly arrived, vulnerable children and liaise with colleagues in other schools to ensure continuity of support and learning on transfer
• To develop and maintain inter agency, community and parental/carer links to ensure the achievement of vulnerable learners
• To actively monitor, respond to and disseminate developments and initiatives at national, regional and local levels with regard to vulnerable learners
• To liaise with other schools and participate in professional networks in order to identify and share best practice with regard to vulnerable learners
• To effectively manage the inclusion budget in order to progress agreed team and school priorities, maximise attainment and ensure value for money.
• Undertake the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and as directed by the Head Teacher.
• Undertake any other professional duties as set down by the school and as directed by the Head Teacher.

Employee benefits

Main Payscale plus TLR

Applying for the job

Please email for a full application pack.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
310 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01536 722757

About St. Marys CofE Primary School

Background of St Mary’s

There has been a school on this site since 1581 and we are proud to be carrying the torch for education in Burton Latimer. We are a mix of buildings and facilities, from Victorian to our new building.

Our school is located in the heart of Burton Latimer with Sainsbury’s only a 3 minutes’ walk away which is handy for your weekly shop or lunch that you have forgotten!

As a member of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET), we have the knowledge and support of a Central Team that shares our values and Christian ethos. A drive within the Trust to offer wide ranging professional development to all its staff, as well as network opportunities for sharing practice and expertise, brings a wealth of opportunities for support and progression. PDET prides itself on bringing the advantages of working collectively and collaboratively with a wider network, whilst maintaining each school’s individuality and own community.

As a school we are committed to the safeguarding of children and this job is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For further information about our school please visit our school website on

Arranging a visit to St. Marys CofE Primary School

We warmly welcome prospective candidates to visit the school by appointment. Please contact the school office on 01536 722757 to arrange a visit. In line with our covid risk assessment, we politely ask that masks are worn for all visits

School location

St Mary's C of E Primary Academy, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 5RL

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