Deputy Head of Learning & Progress (Deputy SENDCo), Brighton

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Varndean SchoolBrighton

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Mainscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Head of Learning & Progress 

(Deputy SENDCo)                    

September 2018 - Teachers Mainscale

Varndean School is an 11-16 school with around 1350 students, set in a picturesque south coast location in the vibrant and diverse city of Brighton and Hove.  We are a Good (Ofsted 2017) and well-established school already, and we have made rapid progress over the past couple of years and have no intention of resting on our laurels. The potential here is immense and the successful applicant will have a key role in our vision to develop World Class Learning.

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Head of Learning & Progress to be part of the development of the SEMH provision to ensure that the individual needs of identified students are met. They will be able to:

  • Deliver excellent learning opportunities to identified vulnerable students, including SEMH students, in order that they can access the mainstream classroom.
  • Deliver a comprehensive package of intervention strategies including specialist literacy and numeracy teaching, and appropriate reading schemes.  
  • Implement a clear and structured needs-based curriculum for each child, in order to provide clear goals to ease reintegration into the main body of the school.
  • Strategically contribute to continuous improvement of the teaching of SEMH students, in order to ensure competent and forward-thinking management of inclusive teaching.

If, prior to submitting an application, you would like to see for yourself why we believe Varndean is such a fabulous school in which to work and why the post itself is so exciting, then do not hesitate to contact us to arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 21st May 2018. Interviews are planned for later that week. We reserve the right to interview ahead of the closing date, should a suitable applicant apply.

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter (of no more than 2 sides of A4), to Hilary Goldsmith, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email: 

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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More about Varndean School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Balfour Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6NP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 561281
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