SENCo (Inclusion Leader and Lead DSL)

The Grove Primary Academy, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 8PG

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    14 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS plus SENCO allowance

Additional allowances

SENCO allowance £3,230 per annum

SENCo (Inclusion Leader and Lead DSL) job summary

SENCO (Inclusion Leader and Lead DSL)

Permanent/ Full Time

TMPS/UPS plus SENDCo allowance

Required from January 2023

The Grove Primary Academy is looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Inclusion Leader to join our friendly and supportive Senior Leadership Team. We provide a safe, secure, caring and inclusive environment underpinned by our values achievement, diversity and resilience. This enables our children to thrive, feel valued and develop independence so that they can achieve their full potential. We are proud of our school, our inclusive community, our creative curriculum, outdoor learning and pastoral support. Our provision includes a COIN centre offering specialist teaching for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. We are part of The Kite Academy Trust which comprises ten local primary academies. The MAT already has a strong culture of partnership work and this is an exciting opportunity to be part of an Inclusion Leader team to give mutual support across the ten academies.

We invite applications from practitioners who are committed to raising the achievement of all vulnerable children in our academies. We welcome teachers who are looking for a full-time position in our team of Inclusion Leaders.

We are looking for outstanding practitioners who can demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to develop, evaluate and implement the academy’s Special Educational Needs policy and provision, leading on the deployment of resources.
  • Support all staff in identifying, assessing and planning to meet the needs of all vulnerable pupils.
  • The ability to liaise effectively with parents/carers and a range of specialists and agencies to plan and evaluate provision.
  • Be able to lead, develop and manage the academy’s Inclusion team.
  • Be an active member of the Kite Inclusion Team.
  • The ability to motivate, lead and inspire colleagues.
  • High aspirations for all children with a desire to raise standards.
  • A commitment to professional development.
  • An ability to work as the Lead DSL in order to ensure the best for all children.

The Kite will offer the successful candidates:

  • The opportunity to be part of a team of Inclusion Leaders who will support each other with the work associated with this post.
  • Excellent opportunities for CPD within the Kite Academy Trust.
  • The opportunity for career progression within the Kite.

Visits to The Grove are warmly welcomed.

Please contact the office on 01276 22447 if you would like to make an appointment.

Closing date: midday, Friday 14th October

Interviews to be held during the week of 17th October 2022

To apply:

Please complete an application through Teaching Vacancies. You may be asked to submit additional information if you are shortlisted for an interview.

The Kite Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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About The Grove Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
411 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01252 984930

Ours is a vibrant, exciting academy where close partnerships thrive in a nurturing and aspirational environment. Our pupils have positive attitudes to learning and show tremendous care and respect for one another. Our staff team is committed to making a real difference to our children for whom we aim to give the very best possible start to their education, developing personal aspiration and a lifelong love of learning. We aim for every child to achieve beyond that which they believe possible. Working closely with parents, we make sure that pupils are happy and that they are achieving success in all areas of academy life. We have extensive and beautiful grounds and a resource-rich indoor learning environment. We take great pride in our lovely academy. Do come and see for yourself!

Arranging a visit to The Grove Primary Academy

Visits to The Grove are warmly welcomed. Please contact the office on 01276 22447 to arrange an appointment.

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