8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    26 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    30 March 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Scale L7 – L12

Job summary

We seek a dynamic, hardworking and dedicated colleague to lead our SEND provision. Someone who will be passionate and dedicated to improving the opportunities and progress for all students, especially those with SEND. The successful candidate will work closely with our new Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion, Ethos and Engagement to further embed our vision, values and ethos to ensure high levels of engagement across the school and the curriculum in its widest sense. You will work with colleagues at all levels to support inclusive ways of working, developing staff, systems and processes to allow students the opportunities they deserve to make great progress and achieve highly.

You will be joining a hard-working staff team with a range of skills and experiences, being the direct line manager for our assistant SENDCo, SEND administrator and team of HLTAs and TAs.

Applying for the job

Apply with the application form and send to: jmarshall@academicis.co.uk

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1404 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01223 907979

About The Park Community School

The Park Community School is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational secondary school in Barnstaple, Devon. It caters for students aged 11 to 16 and has approximately 1440 students enrolled.

The Park Community School was founded in 1910 and was first known as Barnstaple Grammar School. The school took its current name in 1973 when it became a comprehensive. Since then, the school has grown and has an enviable reputation within the local community. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2015 and with the new leadership came a renewed focus on staff development and Teaching and Learning. The school is oversubscribed for the rising year 7, this is a true reflection of the recent developments and school journey.

The school is organised around a traditional House system, comprising of 5 houses, each with two tutor groups per year. The house system promotes strong pastoral care balanced with a healthy level of competition.

The Park Community School’s main aim is to be the best educational facility in Devon and to earn itself a national reputation of excellence. To do this, the secondary school strives to ensure that every child discovers their passion for learning and understands that they can achieve their potential. The school aims to be a challenging, stimulating and supportive environment that allows each student to become a confident, resilient and adaptable learner.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum that emphasises the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT. Students are taught how to work well in a team, as well as the importance of self-reliance and citizenship.

Ofsted report:

"Pupils are aware of their responsibilities as citizens and demonstrate this by their involvement in the life of the school."

"The behavior of pupils is good. They are polite and well mannered. This contributes strongly to the calm atmosphere in the school. Relationships between staff and pupils are positive and respectful."

"The school runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis because pupils know and adhere to the high expectations of staff."

"The headteacher provides strong, clear-sighted leadership. Since his appointment, he has raised expectations at the school"

Arranging a visit to The Park Community School

01223 907979 or 07799 763440 or the school directly on 01271 373131

School location

Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX

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