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Castle Donington College
Salary details
M1 – UPS3: £30,000 - £46,525 + TLR 2c (£7,489) per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Closing Date
29 April 2024


Required from 27th August 2024

Castle Donington College is a small 11-16 school. We have 640 pupils on role across five-year groups (Years 7 to 11). The College is situated on the northwest edge of Leicestershire on the Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire border and within 30 minutes’ drive of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Loughborough and Burton, being close to the M1 and A50.

In January 2019 we received an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ and we are very proud of our community and the pupils we serve.

Do you have experience working with students with SEND? Do you want a role which enables you to lead on ensuring that all students’ additional needs are met?

The successful candidate will be a qualified SENCO and be committed to setting high expectations and standards for all with an unrelenting ambition for the school, the staff and pupils. They will be able to lead, manage and inspire pupils and staff, managing long-term objectives whilst dealing effectively with fast moving day-to-day priorities. The successful candidate will possess drive, vision, enthusiasm working effectively to support pupils with special needs and disadvantaged pupils. They will work with our most vulnerable pupils and those with the greatest needs.

We therefore are looking for someone with high levels of motivation and commitment and are prepared to go the extra mile for pupils and their families, building even further the confidence and reputation of the school with pupils, parents and the wider community.

This post includes liaising with a range of external agencies to support the students in our care, and ensuring that all statutory protocols around SEND assessment and funding are followed. This multi-faceted role encompasses oversight, and leadership, of quality first education, outcomes, personal development, enrichment and progress for students with SEN and/or disabilities.

Working with the Head Teacher, and other senior leaders in the schools, the post holder will be able to grow the role to make it their own.

The post will require you to ensure the continuous improvement of the school.

Specifically, you will:

  • Lead a calm, safe, environment where all adults secure the highest standards of student behaviour and academic achievement
  • Lead and model best practice for all staff
  • Lead on positive behaviour and attitude to learning
  • Implement strategies that enable vulnerable students to achieve, attend and behave in-line with the rest of the school
  • Promote and model good relationships with parents, which are based on partnerships, to support and improve students’ behaviour, attendance and achievement

To apply, please visit the Trust website www.emet.uk.com/vacancies and complete the online application form. On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity with Lisa Walton, Deputy CEO, please email lwalton@emet.uk.com to arrange a mutually convenient time.

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process and this may include online searches.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Please ensure your completed application is returned no later than 9.00am on the Closing Date.

Provisional Interview Date: 10 May 2024.


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.