Assistant Headteacher - SENDCo, Barnstaple

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The Park Community SchoolBarnstaple

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10 - L12
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Headteacher – SENDCO – Leadership Scale 10-12.
Required for September 2018

We seek to appoint a SENDCo committed to inclusion and dedicated to improving the outcomes for all students, especially those with SEND.  The SENDCo will co-ordinate and collaboratively work with all school stakeholders to ensure that students with SEND achieve their full potential.

 We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced colleague who has the passion, drive, vision and ambition to inspire staff and students alike; an expert practitioner and someone who can ensure that Park school continues to have effective relationships with parents/carers and partner agencies.

 The successful candidate will be a member of the leadership team, taking the strategic lead in all matters SEND; evaluating the effectiveness of teaching, learning and progress.

You will line manage and lead a team of dedicated colleagues including an assistant SENDCO, HLTA’s and TA’s with support from an SEND administrator.   The SENDCO will need a creative and proactive approach and ensure that students are supported and advised at key transition points, ensuring appropriate progression and progress for all.

You will need to be a team leader, a team player and have the ability to analyse data and information form a variety of sources, using this, your own knowledge and best practice research to promote quality teaching, learning and support.

We are looking for a person who has:-

  • A belief in the ability of all students to achieve.
  • A desire to see continuous school improvement. 
  • A clear vision to be inclusive, seek equality of opportunity and progress for all students, especially those with SEND.
  • A passion for raising student achievement.
  • A commitment in working with a range of our feeder schools and potential MAT partners.
  • A commitment to team work, staff development and a sense of fun. 

The Park Community School has a successful reputation for supporting students with SEND, this was highlighted in our recent Ofsted report and also in by all visitors to the school. A passion for working with and developing our students is paramount and we eagerly await applications from dynamic and innovative teachers and future school leaders.

The school is entering a new stage of development and joining a MAT with local primary schools, this will bring opportunities to further collaborate and share best practice.  

Our pack includes the job description and person specification as well as information about the school and the department.  Further information can be found on our website.  

Park is a great school set in a fantastic location, I hope you will decide to apply.  Please download further details and an application form from the vacancies page of our website:  Please submit your application form addressed to Tracy Isaac, HR Manager or by email to:  In case of difficulty downloading the application form or information pack, please send an email to:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday 19th April 2018.  We anticipate interviews to be held during the week commencing 30th April 2018. 

The Park Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought.

May I wish you every success and thank you for the time and effort I know you will put into your application. If I can be of any assistance during your application process, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.  We welcome pre application visits, please contact Tracy Isaac to help with these.

Yours sincerely

Gareth Roscoe

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More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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