Leader of Autism/Complex Communication, Leeds

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

West SILC (Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre)Leeds

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020 (or sooner if possible)
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MS/UPR + TLR2a + SEN Allowance (minimum)
Contract term: Permanent

NOR: 210

We are seeking to recruit an experienced inspirational and creative teacher who wants to begin their journey into leadership, to lead a teaching and learning group for Complex Communication (including Autism) on our main site. If you, like us, are passionate about improving the life chances of young people, then this could be the right place for you. West SILC is a very successful all age generic special school.


You will offer us:

  • Outstanding practice in relation to teaching children with complex communication / Autism
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Early Years
  • The passion and ability to lead teachers to effectively to meet the needs of children with Complex Communication (including Autism), functioning below primary expectations
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High expectations of pupil achievement
  • Excellent relationships with all pupils and staff
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to professional development
  • Confidence, passion and enthusiasm


We will offer you:

  • A welcoming school where the children enjoy learning, are positive and cheerful
  • An excellent opportunity to make a difference at our school
  • An inclusive school which strives to meet the needs of all our children
  • Support to develop your leadership skills
  • A team of dedicated and committed staff and Governors
  • An experienced and supportive leadership team


West SILC is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for appointment to this post.

We think it is important for prospective candidates to visit please contact the school office to confirm attendance either:

  • Thursday 5th September at 10.00 am
  • Thursday 12th September at 10.00 am
  • Monday 16th September at 1.00 pm


Further information and application packs are available on line and can be returned to paula.baird@westsilc.org

Closing date: Thursday 19th September at 10.00am

Interviews will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019.

More about West SILC (Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre)
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Milstone Site, 4 Town Street, Stanningley, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6HL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 3862450