Assistant Headteacher (SENDCO) – Devonshire Infant and Junior Academies

Location
Auckland Road, Smethwick, West Midlands. B67 7AT
Salary
Leadership 2 – 6 £43,251 - £ 47,735 per annum
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
04 Feb 2022
Job Ref
SANDED000005219
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

To start after Easter 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for SEND at Devonshire Infant and Junior Academies in Smethwick. This is a Senior Leadership role which will operate across both schools.

The successful candidate will be a highly organised creative thinker who can provide a strategic and operational oversight of provision for those pupils with SEND. This will include managing our resource base which is a Focus Provision for Autistic children, currently with 14 pupils. You will be an inspirational leader, with the vision and confidence to motivate, challenge and support; someone who is passionate about children’s learning and welfare.

About us:

We are a highly inclusive school that welcomes children with a diverse range of strengths and differences. We believe strongly in equal opportunities and that all children entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum. Our children with additional needs benefit from a personalised approach that meets their individual needs.

You will be working with our amazing children, who motivate and inspire us on a daily basis.

We are seeking a candidate who has:

  • Preferably a current SENDCo qualification
  • Experience of the SENDCo role
  • A good understanding of Autism and children with high support needs
  • Experience of working across the Primary age range
  • Knowledge and experience of managing successful processes, such as EHCP application and Annual Reviews
  • Efficient time management
  • An ability to build strong relationships with outside agencies and parents
  • An ability to support and develop staff, modelling various strategies, such as Emotion Coaching, Low Arousal approach, PECS, intensive interaction

We can offer:

  • A dedicated and caring team of professionals that make up our Devonshire family
  • Support, CPD and opportunities provided by our growing, values driven MAT, Victoria Academies Trust
  • A well-established successful Focus Provision
  • Well behaved, delightful children - visitors regularly comment on the impeccable behaviour
  • A friendly and supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • IT to support you in your role

The following dates are available to visit our schools. Please make an appointment by calling 0121 558 1654 or emailing office@devjunacademy.org.uk

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th January at 11.00am or 4.00pm

Closing date 12.00pm Friday 4th February

Observations Week commencing 7th February

Formal interview Thursday 17th February

Hours:

Full Time

Grade:

Leadership 2 – 6 £43,251 - £ 47,735 per annum

Location:

Auckland Rd, Smethwick B67 7AT

Closing Date:

12.00pm Friday 4th February

 

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Job Description and Person Specification
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