Inclusion Lead - Gorsemoor Primary School
Location: Gorsemoor Primary School
Employer: Staffordshire County Council
Contract type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Standard
Hours: Full time
Salary: L4 - L8 L4 – L8 £45,434 - £50,151.
Located in the thriving and proud community of Heath Hayes, Gorsemoor Primary School offers an excellent opportunity to lead inclusion. The school, which has just undergone its first year of successful mixed-age teaching in Key Stage Two, has recently been judged as good, in all areas, by Ofsted (September 2021). As Inclusion Lead, you will be part of a dynamic team driving forward our inclusive environment for learning, where every child is supported in achieving their best. Our motto, ‘Growing together, hand in hand’, is an ethos embedded throughout the whole school community.
We are proud of our:
- shared moral commitment to secure the best outcomes for all pupils pupils who are engaged, well-behaved and love to learn caring, dedicated and knowledgeable team of staff and governors high expectations and vision for school improvement commitment to continuing professional development warm friendly atmosphere incredibly supportive staff who have a desire to take the school forward interested and supportive parents/carers
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, confident and knowledgeable leader who will be responsible for all aspects of safeguarding, lead the school in ensuring inclusive practice is of a high standard, having a strong vision for improving the life chances of children and someone who will champion our most vulnerable children and families. To enable the successful candidate the greatest opportunity for impact, the role initially does not come with any classroom responsibility. As a key member of our Strategic Leadership Team, you will also receive administrative support co-ordinated by our Operational Office Manager.
This is a varied role where no two days are the same, it is essential therefore that the successful candidate must be able to work under pressure, have a high level of personal drive, energy and resilience. The successful candidate will continue to embed a culture and whole-school approach to inclusion and addressing and responding to the diversity of needs of a variety of learners by leading and managing the strategic and operational direction of successful inclusive practice. At the core of this is a focus on high aspirations and consistently removing barriers so that each learner will be enabled to achieve the maximum benefit from their education at Gorsemoor.
The Inclusion Lead will be responsible for the leadership and management of staff and so it is essential that the successful candidate has had leadership experience.
This strategic leadership role will require a candidate who:
- Can think whole-school and strategically about needs and matching them with interventions. Can deliver on being in and out of classrooms supporting teachers with their differentiation and personalised learning on a daily basis Can identify need and deal with complex pupil situations.
- Can positively influence the system to get what both the school and pupil need with tenacity, calm and a willingness to go the extra mile at every junction. Can provide bite-sized information to teaching staff about their pupils on a regular basis, are available as a go-to person for continuous teaching and learning support, and can even help nurture the relationship between teaching assistants and teachers. Can effectively and efficiently cope with the demands of paperwork. Can read, use and feel at home with whole-school data Can support whole-school planning in senior leadership meetings and contribute to both pastoral and curriculum development. Can be compliant with the SEND Code of Practice, Ofsted and the latest policies. Can deploy resources intelligently and can accurately and dynamically meet needs with high impact and easily measurable provision. Can lead on related issues such as looked-after children, narrowing the attainment gap, and English as an additional language.
The Inclusion Lead will be in and out of classes all-day, every day. It is a whole-school leadership role that requires both teaching and learning and pastoral strengths. The Inclusion Lead has to be able to make their team of staff into an “inclusive army” that is valuable to the school and they simply cannot do this without line management and leadership experience and expertise.
Please take the time to read our Candidate Letter, Recruitment Pack and the Person Specification below. If your personal and professional qualities match those we seek, then you may be the person to join our team. Informal visits to the school are positively encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01543 274788.
Additional information and how to apply
Should you wish to apply for this position, please return your completed application form, along with a cover letter, to email@example.com by the closing date shown below.
Successful applicants will be notified via email if they have been selected for interview.
Closing Date: 9.00am on 17th May 2022
Shortlisting: 17th May 2022
Interviews: 23rd May 2022
The position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Further details regarding the DBS check are available by visiting www.gov.uk/dbs
This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.