This job expired on 14 February 2024

  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    14 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Scale to Upper Pay Scale

Additional allowances

SEN2 Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidate will be an exceptional, innovative, energetic leader who is focussed upon the social, emotional and learning needs of our vulnerable pupils and those with additional needs.

You will be part of a new and highly motivated SLT, work alongside experienced and aspirational teacher and teaching assistant colleagues and be supported by an expert Inclusion team. You will also work closely with Manchester Sensory Support Services as Alma Park is the Manchester hub for Hearing Assessment in the Early Years and the only signing school in Manchester for children who are profoundly deaf or have severe hearing needs.

We are seeking an individual who:

  • Is a fully qualified SENDCO
  • Possesses excellent leadership and people skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment and thorough understanding of how best to ensure the success of vulnerable pupils and those with additional needs.
  • Provides strong direction and management of the teaching and learning of vulnerable pupils and those with additional needs in the relentless pursuit of raising standards
  • Is an excellent role model to others ensuring best practice for our children throughout school
  • Takes a lead role in the monitoring and evaluation of standards across departments
  • Works collaboratively with staff at all levels to develop school policy and strategy
  • Embraces our ethos of celebrating diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrates a passion for improving children’s lives and commitment to ensuring all children make excellent progress, with no limitations

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly children who are very well behaved and keen to learn
  • A strong, supportive and inclusive school ethos with a focus on well-being and continued professional development
  • Supportive parents and Governors
  • A non-class-based position providing time to tackle the challenges facing schools in the current educational landscape
  • Support from a talented and hardworking Inclusion team which includes an Assistant SENDCO/Pastoral lead, Teaching Assistants specialising in Speech and Language and EAL, a Speech Therapist and Teachers and Teaching Assistants of the Deaf.

Further details about the role

We are committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourage applications from candidates of colour.

We warmly welcome and encourage candidates to organise a visit to the school. Please contact the school office for a convenient date and time.

Commitment to safeguarding

Are committed to safeguarding,promoting the welfare of children &safer recruitment practice we expect all staff to share this commitment. Our Policy is available on our school website. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974(Exceptions)Order 1975,(Amendment)(England and Wales)Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Inline with KCSIE 2023 and safer recruitment practices, we will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children.

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About Alma Park Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
467 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 224 8789

Alma Park is a highly regarded two form entry school, situated in a culturally diverse area close to the centre of Manchester. We offer a positive and thriving school environment, a great team of staff and a commitment to continuing professional development

Arranging a visit to Alma Park Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@almapark.manchester.sch.uk.

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