SENDCO, Kirklees

Closing date:Expiring soon

Honley High SchoolKirklees

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L 3-7
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational and enthusiastic candidate to effectively manage and lead the SEND provision across the school.  The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for managing the Inclusion team, the specialist teacher for SEND and teaching assistants.   We are looking to appoint someone with experience of working with students with a range of additional needs and a knowledge of the SEND provision.  You would ideally hold the National SENDCO qualification or be working towards completing the qualification.

Honley High School has a strong reputation locally for academic excellence.  Historically students at Honley make “above average” progress compared with students of similar abilities in other schools and those with additional needs make very good progress here.  In 2018 we recorded a progress 8 figure of +0.34 (provisional).  Honley High School is rightly recognised for its friendly, inclusive, caring approach to the needs of young people. We are very proud of what we do here, proud of our record of student and staff success, and proud of the young people our students become over the time they spend with us. Over a number of years the achievement of our students has gained us recognition as being among the highest performing non-selective schools in Kirklees.  We have over 1200 students and work hard to ensure that we get to know all of them as individuals, so we are able to support them through this crucial time in their lives.

Honley is within easy reach of Leeds, Sheffield and Huddersfield.

The successful candidate can expect:

  • A supportive and friendly team aiming for excellence
  • Motivated students who are eager to learn and engage in lessons
  • The chance to work with teachers and middle leaders who are relentless in their drive to deliver the best learning experiences to their students
  • A commitment to their further development through a well-structured CPD programme


This is an excellent opportunity for a forward thinking and ambitious teacher to become part of a successful team which values high standards of academic achievement whilst developing the knowledge, skills and qualities needed to help students thrive in life and work.

If you require further information about the role, please contact Mrs Amanda Butterworth, HR Officer by email recruitment@honleyhigh.co.uk or telephone: 01484 506484 or you can visit the school website at www.honleyhigh.co.uk

To apply for this job please visit the following link: https://jobs.kirklees.gov.uk//JobDetails.aspx?msg=x8olsyrn7rwp5VQCiQtRwWiCiTbZx0mcWmE%2fMzc9iP8%3d.

Please download and complete the Kirklees application form attached. Applicants must include a covering letter (2 sides of A4 maximum, font size minimum of 10) incorporating details of qualities, skills and past experience in direct relation to the role requirements.  Applications should be returned to Mrs Amanda Butterworth HR Officer, at the school address or by email to recruitment@honleyhigh.co.uk.

Closing Date is 12 noon Monday 21 January 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 28 January 2019.

A tour of the school will be available on Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 3.30pm, please contact the school to confirm your attendance on the above number.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Station Road, Honley, Holm Firth, West Yorkshire, HD9 6QJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 506484
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Honley High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. At its most recent inspection, there were 1,235 students aged 11-16 on the school roll. 

Honley High School first opened in 1932 and became...