This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - U3

Additional allowances

Special Educational Needs Allowance - 2

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as our SEND Lead from September 2024. This post provides an excellent opportunity for either an experienced SEND Lead or an ambitious and self-motivated professional to take their next steps in school leadership.

This post provides an excellent route into both Deputy Head and Headship positions. Applications will be considered from candidates wishing to be considered for this post on a part-time basis.

The successful candidate will join our recently formed Senior Leadership team, and work alongside our experienced and dedicated teacher team to ensure that vulnerable learners receive high quality, adaptive teaching as well as leading our support staff to ensure that these learners experience high quality provision and support. You will also be expected to develop outstanding relationships with our families and outside agencies.

You should be an outstanding practitioner, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of Special Educational Needs. It would be beneficial if the successful candidate had completed their SEND qualification but this is not essential. However the successful candidate would be supported to complete this training upon appointment. We would encourage candidates to state their areas of curriculum expertise in their application.

A Special Educational Needs Allowance (Level 2) will be awarded to the successful candidate.

You will ensure that all of our children thrive and make excellent academic progress, participating fully in school life. Under your leadership, Allenbourn Middle School will be a school with a reputation for excellence in the field of Special Educational Needs. As part of our team you will have clear opportunities to work in partnership with Trust colleagues to plan, influence and lead.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • leadership skills with the capacity to continue to grow

  • ability to implement whole school strategies within their area of expertise

  • a knowledge of current thinking for improving pedagogy

  • a commitment to achieving the highest standards for pupils

  • a commitment to developing themselves fully as a professional

  • the ability to support our school ethos to ensure that our children continue to grow, feel safe and enjoy success with their learning

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit our school as part of the application process. This provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about our school and to share your experiences. To request a tour, please contact Shona Sydenham by emailing recuriutment@allenbournmiddle.org

As a part of Initio Learning Trust the successful candidate will benefit from high quality professional development opportunities alongside our hard-working staff and Trust colleagues.

Allenbourn Middle School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 15th April 2024

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th April 2024

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer you:

  • enthusiastic, hardworking and well behaved children;

  • a supportive staff body;

  • excellent Middle School facilities;

  • a progressive, forward thinking Academy Trust;

  • a welcoming environment where creativity is encouraged;

  • a school where our core values support our desire to become a Rights Respecting School.

  • access to an Employee Assistance Programme, offering discounts across a range of wellbeing discounts and initiatives.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Allenbourn Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
555 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Phone number
01202 886738

At Allenbourn Middle School we are committed to ensuring that our children grow and learn alongside their peers in a safe and nurturing environment. Our school community works together embracing our shared values of 'Academic Excellence', 'All Inclusive' and 'Responsible Individuals' ensuring that every child is able to 'aspire@AMS'.

It is our aim to ensure that our children become well-motivated, confident learners, capable of achieving the highest possible standards, whilst becoming positive role models. We welcome children aged nine and they leave us aged thirteen with a clear sense of purpose and an enthusiasm for their future learning.

Children experience a rich curriculum taught by subject specialist teachers and enjoy a wide range of extracurricular clubs and opportunities throughout their time with us.

We take pride in maintaining positive relationships with parents and the wider school community and value the role the whole school community plays in maintaining high expectations for our children.

We will offer you:

Enthusiastic, hardworking and well behaved children;

A supportive staff body;

Excellent Middle School facilities;

A welcoming environment where creativity is encouraged;

A school where our core values support our desire to become a Rights Respecting School.

Arranging a visit to Allenbourn Middle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@allenbournmiddle.org.

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