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Assistant Headteacher (SENDCo, Inclusion and Behaviour)

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Esteem North Academy, all sites
Salary details
L4 – L8
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Closing Date
15 July 2024


We are now looking to offer a full -time permanent contract for a new Assistant Headteacher to lead on inclusion through being the academy SENDCo and behaviour lead.

We can offer a commitment to your professional development as you will be encouraged to join an appropriate professional learning programme and the opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues from academies across the MAT. The SENCO, under the direction of the Headteacher, will be responsible for operation of the SEND policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEND or a disability. You will provide professional guidance to colleagues, work closely with staff, parents and other agencies. This role will involve oversight of all inclusive strategies in our academy and monitoring of our inclusion policy, including the IQM and achievement of other kite marks. As Assistant Headteacher you will also hold academy responsibility for behaviour. This will involve production of our behaviour strategy, culture, systems, CPD, pupil progress and data analysis.

You will join a forward thinking and creative SLT consisting of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and 2 other Assistant Headteachers. Your role will support all pupils on roll, therefore you will work with all 4 of our academy sites, pupils who are educated at home, and those in our commissioned APs.

We are looking to recruit a substantially experienced and inspiring SENDCo and senior behaviour lead to join our academy. This role may have a teaching commitment and cover in staff absence where required. Applicants should be resilient, have high expectations and be an experienced practitioner in liaising with the Local Authority. You must be able to build positive relationships with our pupils and think outside of the box. A growth mindset and positive ethos are essential characteristics that we are looking for. The Assistant Headteacher role will require the successful candidate to be child centred, solution focused and approach leadership through policies, systems and processes. You will be supported in your role through close support from the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher and also from the wider school improvement team from the Esteem MAT. Promotion and monitoring of our academy behaviour culture and ethos is vital to our success.

Mileage for off -site travel can be claimed for in arrears. Candidates must have access to a vehicle and car insurance with business use included at the point of any contract start date. Travel to other sites, Esteem academies and pupil’s homes is expected.

Benefits include: Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Westfield Health membership, academy laptop.

For further information, please contact support@esteemnorthacademy.co.uk or visit our website https://www.esteemmat.co.uk/vacancies. Please use the relevant application form on the MAT website; CVs alone will not be accepted. We encourage all candidates to discuss the academy with the Headteacher and arrange a visit prior to application.

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.