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Job details

Job details
Employer Varndean School
Location Brighton
Salary Leadership Pay Spine L8 to L12
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Head of Learning & Progress (SEND)

Leadership Pay Spine L8 to L12

Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding Head of Learning & Progress (SEND) as a result of the promotion of the current post holder. 

The busy and productive Individual Learning Support department forms a major part of the school’s curriculum offer. The new appointee will be given extensive opportunities to further develop this department and work alongside SLT as they set about fulfilling the school’s vision to deliver World Class Learning.

Varndean is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2017). Ofsted commented that:

“In 2016, the majority of pupils who had special educational needs and/or disabilities did well in their GCSE examinations.” 

“Case studies reveal the thorough and well-considered practical and emotional support that the school provides, particularly for children looked after and vulnerable pupils.” 

If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form and send/e-mail it, with a covering letter, to Hilary Goldsmith, Director of Finance & Operations, Varndean School. Email: 

The closing date is 7am on Thursday 19th October, with interviews Monday 30th October. The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of that date as appropriate. 

Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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About the employer

Information about Varndean School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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East Sussex
United Kingdom
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