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Assistant Head (SEN) - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-94L
  • Posted:14/02/2020
  • Pay:L4-L8
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:11/03/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:18th March, 2020

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Assistant Head (SEN), L4 - L8, Full Time, September 2020

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about special educational needs.  Can you inspire and motivate? Do you want to be part of a progressive team with the highest aspirations for all?

Whitehill is an inclusive 730 child primary school serving a diverse community.  We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.  Whitehill has much to offer: grow in a supportive environment with lots of internal and external CPD.  As part of The Decus Educational Trust, Challenge Partners and the Gravesham Learning Partnership, our excellent network offers exceptional opportunities.  We will help you to thrive.  

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This is a new senior leadership role, as part of a restructure, that will provide more capacity to meet the needs of all.

The role (will include):

  • Reporting to Deputy Head Teacher (Inclusion), supporting the strategic development of SEN policy and provision
  • Responsibility for ensuring SEND children make good progress
  • Ensuring the SEN policy is put into practice
  • Leading aspects of school self-evaluation
  • Working closely with colleagues, parents, governors and other agencies
  • Line managing Teaching Assistants (Years 1-6), SEN Teaching Assistants and Specialist Teaching assistants including undertaking performance management
  • Supporting and challenging teachers and other leaders in relation to SEND
  • Evaluating whether funding is being used effectively, and propose changes 
  • Overarching leadership of nurture group provision
  • Internal and external CPD including access to Nurture Group Network, Challenge Partners and more to enhance skills and understanding.

The person (must have): 

  • Evidence of accelerating progress and raising attainment of children with special needs.
  • Recent experience of working successfully as a senior or middle leader in a school.
  • An excellent understanding of best practice in teaching and learning, particularly related to SEND and pupil progress
  • Achieved the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination, or will achieve this at Whitehill within three years of appointment if you do not have this. 

Please see the job description for full details.

Visits to the school are welcome.  Please email Lianne Pond (pondl@whitehillprimary.com) to arrange.  

Applications can be found at http://whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk/vacancies

Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to lumleyj@decustrust.com by 9am on Wednesday 11th March 2020.  

Interviews Wednesday 18th March 2020

Information about the school

Whitehill is an inclusive 730 child primary school serving a diverse community. We strive to build confident, ambitious and independent learners. We are proud that our children enjoy high quality, enriched learning with exciting opportunities.

Whitehill has much to offer: grow in a supportive environment with lots of internal and external CPD. As part of The Decus Educational Trust, Challenge Partners and the Gravesham Learning Partnership, our excellent network offers exceptional opportunities. We will help you to thrive.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. Whitehill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.