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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Hours of Work: 37 hours per week - all year round, although Term Time Only plus additional weeks would also be considered. We are a flexible working employer.

Contract type

Fixed term - Secondment Opportunity - Fixed Term contract until 31st August 2025, potential for further secondment after this date.

Pay scale

NJC Scale N: £48,471- £52,504 (FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Excellent working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • Significant measurable impact working with children and young people, especially those with Special Educational Needs, particularly Social, Emotional, and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.
  • Successful experience of leading initiatives to engage learners with SEND and raise student achievement
  • Proven success of implementing specialist strategies to address difficulties in a range of areas including communication, social interaction, sensory regulation, and extremes of behaviour
  • Able to lead, inspire, motivate, and engage staff and students.
  • Knowledge of effective behaviour and attendance management strategies

What the school offers its staff

About Northern Star Academies Trust

We are a mission-driven Multi-Academy Trust, with an unwavering commitment to nurture learning in a sustainable environment so that our whole community can thrive, aspire and succeed. We offer access to a professional and supportive community of academies, fellow senior leaders, and mentors to help develop and progress your career. Each school in our Trust is unique and all of our primary and secondary academies are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

The Specialist Leader for Access and Inclusion for the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon Locality will assume a pivotal role in spearheading initiatives aimed at enhancing student attendance across Primary and Secondary schools. This strategic position necessitates close collaboration with the Local Authority, school leaders, attendance officers, and all stakeholders to combat persistent absenteeism, harmonise attendance policies, and offer specialised support for students with Special Educational Needs.

Accountable and responsible to the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon Locality Board, this role is based at Harrogate High School.


Commitment to safeguarding

Northern Star Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced DBS Criminal check. Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Applying for the job

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About Harrogate High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
724 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01756707609

Harrogate High School is a thriving 11-16 state-maintained independent academy to the North East of Harrogate with approximately 600 students.

We are a friendly, inclusive school small enough to give every student our personal care and attention, but large enough to provide a good breadth and quality of education. We place learning first for all our students, providing good quality teaching and a flexible curriculum within a culture of mutual respect and responsibility. We strongly believe that this is the key to raising the achievement of all our young people.

We are proud of our

Sustained academic improvements and creative curriculum.
Superb new facilities enabling all students to enjoy excellent learning environments.
Flexible curriculum and innovative teaching.
Personalised approach to personal development and well-being.
Shaping our future programme including outstanding careers advice and guidance.
Excellent transition programmes at every key stage and beyond.
Collective responsibility towards our own and wider community.
Our School CARES Values - Courage; Aspiration; Respect; Equality and Self Control

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