Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO, Kensington and Chelsea

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The Kensington Primary AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: Summer Term 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Knowledge Schools Trust is creating some of the best schools in the country, renowned for academic excellence and capable of instilling world-beating ambition in all its pupils, no matter what their background.


To date, the Trust has four state funded schools: 


• West London Free School which opened in September 2011 and its Sixth Form which opened in September 2016

• West London Free School Primary which opened in September 2013, awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in June 2015

• Earl’s Court Free School Primary which opened in September 2014, awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in June 2017

• Kensington Primary Academy which opened in September 2016, awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in November 2018


We are pleased to also have approval from the DfE to open a new Secondary school in Cambridge which is planned to open in 2022.  We continue to work with the DfE to open new schools or bring existing schools within our Trust in a managed and sustainable manner. 


Our school motto, sapere aude, means ‘dare to know’. We encourage all our pupils to approach everything they do with this attitude.


Academic achievement is one of our key priorities, but we also want our pupils to become well-rounded individuals and develop interests they become passionate about. 


Useful background information can be found on our websites. 


http://www.knowledgeschoolstrust.org 

http://www.wlfs.org 

http://www.wlfs-primary.org 

http://www.ecfs-primary.org 

http://www.wlfs-kpa.org 


We also have an independent charitable body to raise funds to support our schools’ activities.  The KS Foundation Trust was initially formed to secure funding for extra-curricular sport and musical activities for the pupils of the West London Free School but now has a broader focus looking to provide activities, facilities, and resources and other support to all pupils across all schools in the MAT. More details can be found here:


http://www.knowledgeschoolsfoundationtrust.org 






Role Summary


The Assistant Headteacher and SENDco works alongside the Executive Headteacher and Head of School as part of the senior leadership team.


You will report to the Heads of Schools and our Executive Headteacher who oversees all three primaries. 


The role is based at Kensington Primary Academy, West London.


Time Commitment


Full time.  


Start Date


Summer Term 2019


You will:       

Have experience as a middle leader with responsibility of a subject or phase

Share our passion for a knowledge-based curriculum

Have experience of leading SEND or aspiration to become a SENDCo 

Have a proven track record of supporting staff development

Have experience of working with children with SEND

Have experience of curriculum development

Be able to work in a creative way, demonstrating a record of consistently delivering good/outstanding lessons

Be an outstanding practitioner who inspires your pupils and colleagues 

Have an impressive record of impact as a leader

Be experienced in using assessment and data to drive progress

Be passionate about shaping all areas of the school

Have the highest ambitions for your pupils, the school and yourself



We will offer you:


A unique opportunity to take up a leadership role in a new and growing group of innovative schools

The potential for upward career movement

A supportive working environment within an established multi-academy trust

An opportunity to help develop and pioneer an exciting new curriculum

Access to a network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from




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More about The Kensington Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 205 Warwick Road, Kensington, London, W14 8PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7206 2672