Assistant Head Teacher (SENCO), Bury

Closing date:Expiring soon

Elms Bank Specialist Arts CollegeBury

Date posted:
Start date: Required for April 2019.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,234 - £56,434 per annum.
Contract term: Permanent

Elms Bank
Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ

Required for April 2019.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a dedicated, highly motivated and inspirational Assistant Headteacher. The successful candidate would be responsible for being the whole school SENCO and LAC Teacher ensuring that our young people receive the support they need with the ability to join a team of professionals working with a range of complex needs including profound and multiple learning difficulties and autism. Elms Bank is an outstanding and highly successful generic secondary special school for pupils aged 11-19. Experience of working with pupils with special educational needs is essential. We are looking for a colleague who will demonstrate a high level of commitment to these special young people.

The salary for this post is £51,234 - £56,434 per annum.

You will:

  • Have extensive experience and skills in working with pupils with a range of special educational needs and be passionate about helping all our young people to achieve their full potential.
  • Be able to demonstrate how their work has had a significant impact on the whole school as part of a senior leadership team.
  • Be able to demonstrate outstanding classroom practice and be able to lead outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organisational, leadership and management skills.
  • Have the ability to relate to and communicate effectively with parents, colleagues and other professionals.
  • Have a strong commitment to innovative pastoral development, pupil support and staff development.
  • Be well organised, hardworking and enthusiastic.
  • Have excellent leadership skills and be able to hold people to account.
  • Be the deputy designated safeguarding lead.
  • Be responsible for teacher development over SEND, LAC, EHCP processes and interventions.
  • Lead SaLT, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology and other multi-agencies across the school and co-ordinate student programmes.
  • Have a SENCO qualification or willingness to work towards this.


We are looking forward to hearing from candidates who have ambitions for leadership and are ready for a post which has a high level of challenge. You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. Applications from colleagues who meet the criteria are welcome from mainstream or special settings.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 31st January and Friday 1st February 2019.

Employees of Elms Bank have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further information click on the link below

Completed application forms are returnable to Mrs O Langley-Sadler, Head of School, at or posted to Elms Bank, Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester M45 8PJ by 9:00am on Thursday 24th January 2019.


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More about Elms Bank Specialist Arts College
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, Lancashire, M45 8PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 7661597