Assistant Head Teacher / SENDCo, Kirklees

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Ethos Academy TrustKirklees

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 7-11 (£47,707 - £52,643 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

Location /Base:  Ethos Academy Trust, Kirklees (currently across 3 sites)

Ethos Academy Trust formed in September 2018, bringing together three Alternative Provision Academies, an Outreach Service and a Medical Provision. We aim to deliver the very best educational experiences for pupils from across the primary and secondary age range. We seek to develop Academies that are welcoming, calm, nurturing and purposeful and within a nurturing ethos, our learners are stretched academically, supported pastorally and developed socially and emotionally.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational SENDCo / Assistant Head Teacher to join our passionate and hardworking team to lead and contribute on a range of innovative developments within the Trust. This new role will evolve over time and has the potential to provide the successful candidate with an exciting leadership career pathway. It will provide the opportunity to work in partnership with mainstream schools as well as contributing to the strategic development of our own academies and wider strands of provision.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have leadership experience;
  • Have experience of leading, developing, delivering and evaluating effective strategies for learners with SEN, in particular pupils with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs;
  • Be an excellent teacher with SEND experience;
  • Be committed to improving outcomes for all;
  • Be flexible, hard-working, enthusiastic and a strong team player.

Essential qualities for applicants include:

  • Emotional resilience and empathy.
  • Energy, patience, enthusiasm and a sense of humour.
  • A commitment to inclusive practices.

If you share our passion for providing outstanding learning environments for pupils with a range of special educational needs, then we look forward to hearing from you.

If you require further information about the role or an informal chat, please contact Martin Ridge, Head Teacher at Reach Academy, on 01924 478482. To find out more about Ethos academy Trust, please visit the Trust website:

We also welcome visits from potential candidates before applying. Please contact Martin Ridge to arrange this.

For further details about the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification at To apply, please complete the application form which can be found at:

Closing date Friday 22 November 2019 
Interview date Tuesday 3 December 2019

Ethos Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.

Ethos Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Statement of Intent

All Academies across the Trust adopt a consistent and rigorous approach in the recruitment and selection processes, with the aim of ensuring that those recruited are suitable for such an important and responsible role.  The intention is to ensure that all stages of the recruitment process contain measures to deter, identify, prevent and reject unsuitable people from gaining access to pupils within the organisation. The recruitment and selection processes also aim to meet all legislative requirements, any statutory or other guidance that may from time to time be issued in order to keep children safe and safer recruitment in education, as well as principles of general good practice.

Registered address: Ethos Academy Trust, c/o Ethos College, Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, WF13 4QS. A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number: 10745840).

More about Ethos Academy Trust
Type: English SEN Schools & Colleges
Address: Ethos College, Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4QS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 469 170