Head of Learning Support Centre/SENCo, Street, Somerset

Closing date:

Millfield SchoolStreet, Somerset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Millfield is the largest co-educational boarding school in the UK with over 1,200 pupils, aged 13-18. The pupil body is comprised of 75% full boarders and 25% day pupils. Located in Street in Somerset, the school is set in 150 acres of beautiful campus with outstanding facilities including an Olympic sized pool, two gymnasiums, a golf course, equestrian centre, concert hall, theatre, art gallery and music centre. 

Millfield has a long established reputation for providing support for pupils with a variety of requirements and continues to provide a first class education to pupils with a wide range of academic abilities and learning needs. This is an opportunity to lead a key department during an exciting period of development. The successful candidate will have a real passion for inclusive education and a desire to remove the barriers to learning that can prevent pupils from reaching their potential. They will inspire and lead the Learning Support Centre team to develop and deliver the support necessary for all pupils to succeed. 

This is significant role in a large school and the post holder will need to manage effectively, drawing the best from all members of their team and working with them to develop their individual skills; influencing and effecting change in the professional practice of all teachers at Millfield will be central to ensuring that the support available to all pupils is coherent and consistent.

Our philosophy is to develop the skills that pupils need to become independent learners, and hence support them to be prepared for lessons, for external exams and for whatever life has in store for them after Millfield. The person in this role will make full use of the excellent members of staff, superb facilities and cutting edge technology available to meet this aim.

This role comes with a significantly reduced timetable and exemption from some of the duties expected from other staff within the school. The exact details of the role and its responsibilities will be confirmed with the successful candidate with the overall aim being to ensure that the post-holder has the time and resources needed to carry out this vital whole-school role effectively. The LSC is supported by a strong and experienced administrative team.

If you are interested, an application form and further details are available from: millfieldschool.com/jobs 

Please quote ref: MS116/Sep17/SENCo on all correspondence.

Closing date: Noon on 25th October 2017.

Millfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance.

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More about Millfield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 12 - 18 years
Address: Butleigh Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1458 442 291
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