Assistant Headteacher - SENCo and Director of Inclusion, Matlock

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Highfields SchoolMatlock
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced and committed colleague to join our Leadership team as Assistant Headteacher – SENCo and Director of Inclusion. The role provides a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and ambitious leader to make a critical contribution to the development of our successful, forward thinking 1200 student 11-18 comprehensive school.  

We are driven by our core purpose, which is to be ‘a happy and inclusive community which values each individual and inspires them to fulfil their potential’.  We already do a good job in making that vision a reality.  The Assistant Headteacher – SENCo and Director of Inclusion will be crucial in further strengthening our strategy to help all students overcome barriers to learning and deliver excellent outcomes for all.  

The students and staff at Highfields School make it a great place to work.  Our students are friendly and confident and we strive to ensure that they achieve the success that they deserve.  Situated on the south eastern edge of the Peak District National Park, Matlock is within easy reach of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham   

Together, we have created a successful community school where students learn the skills for success. We provide an excellent induction programme and a wide range of development opportunities for all staff.  We are looking for someone who is willing to contribute fully to the life of the school and who is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.   Highfields has approximately 1200 students, including 250 at post 16, they are well-motivated and achieve good results. We were judged as a good school by Ofsted in May 2017.  

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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More about Highfields School
Address: Upper Site, Upper Lumsdale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1629 581888