8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 September 2021 at 3:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Contract type
MPS/UPS + SEN allowance

Job summary

We are looking to appoint a SENCo to lead our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision across the school. You will have the opportunity to lead a vibrant and experienced team whilst being supported by our SEND Lead Practitioner and SEND Administrator. The SEND Lead Practitioner is our qualified assessor for Access Arrangements for the school and they coordinate this provision. In addition, we have a team of 10 Teaching Assistants who are based in department areas and report to the SEND Lead Practitioner.

Our SEND provision is based in our Support Hub which is at the heart of the school. In addition, we have a small SEND teaching room and the support from our House Welfare Leads for any identified SEMH needs. The school has two wellbeing school support dogs who work with students in the Hub and around the school focusing on their wellbeing.

As a department we liaise frequently with a wide range of external agencies and specialists including Educational Psychologists, SALTs, ATS, CAHMS, Social Care professionals and the Police.

We believe that it is important that a SENCo should be an integral part of the teaching team and so the successful candidate will be expected to have a small teaching timetable of approximately five periods per week. We are open to applications from suitable candidates from any subject discipline.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value and respect diversity across our whole school community. Bournside is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Applying for the job

To apply for the position please visit the Careers at Bournside page on our school website where you can find an application form.

Please email your application forms to recruitment@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1747 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01242 235 555

About Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

Bournside is the largest comprehensive 11-18 school in Gloucestershire. We are an established single academy trust with a good reputation (Ofsted ‘Good’ rating 2016), wide catchment, and a strong presence in the community. Our school is consistently oversubscribed with a PAN of 300, and most of our students choose to stay with us for their
post-16 study.

Bournside is a mixed, non-denominational academy school for students aged 11 to 18. It is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. It settled in its current location of Warden Hill in the early part of the 1970s and converted to academy status in 2011.

Arranging a visit to Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

I recommend you contact Sally Lees, Assistant Headteacher sal@bournside.gloucs.sch.uk to arrange a visit to our school so you can see for yourself why it is a wonderful place to work.

School location

Warden Hill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 3EF

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