Head of Learning Support – including SENDCo role, Burscough Priory Academy

Closing date:Expiring today

Burscough Priory AcademyBurscough Priory Academy

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2020 or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPR + TLR £6,828 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Full-time – Permanent 

Pay Scale: MPS / UPR + TLR £6,828 pa

Closing Date:  Wednesday 19th February 2020 

Interview Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Start Date: Easter 2020 or September 2020 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in this fantastic school, for a Head of Learning Support to lead and manage the provision for SEND. This person will develop the teaching and learning of colleagues in order to maximise the progress of every learner within the Learning Support Faculty.

The Head of Learning support will work with colleagues from across Endeavour Learning Trust in developing the provision for students and ensuring the Trust vision is delivered. In our schools we have a relentless focus on excellence, high standards of behaviour but with the pragmatic emphasis on the balance between challenge and support, high expectation and nurture. And this counts for students and staff, teaching and non-teaching, so that our schools develop a family ethos, where everyone wants the best for everyone else.

Burscough Priory Academy is undergoing a transformation, having joined Endeavour Learning Trust on September 1st 2018. Already we have found Burscough Priory students to be hard working, willing and enthusiastic and keen to work with their teachers and support staff to get the very best out of their school days. In addition, the team of staff currently in place are completely committed to the rapid and sustainable improvements currently taking place, firmly rooted in the existing good practice already evident in other schools in Endeavour Learning Trust. This is a school that is going places.

For our staff, we are firmly committed to ensuring this is a job that can be enjoyed, where everyone can flourish. We pay close attention to work/life balance and, across the trust; we are developing strategies that take a common sense approach to those aspects of the role that could become an unnecessary burden on workload such as feedback and marking and centralised detentions. We have a strong, consistent behaviour policy where staff are fully supported in their teaching and students understand the consequences of their actions.

In our team, therefore, our teachers are committed to continuously improving the classroom experience of our students with a genuine desire to improve the life chances of our young people. 

If you think this sounds like a place you would like to develop your career and leadership and your love of teaching then you can apply online.

As part of the interview you will be asked to teach a 45 minute lesson to a mixed Year 8 group.


Prospective candidates are welcome to contact the school for a tour prior to the final application please contact Mrs E McCallum, Operations Manager, at emccallum@burscoughprioryacademy.org  to organise a tour.


Please complete the Teacher application form available on TES, which should be submitted  9am on Wednesday 19th February 2020


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment






More about Burscough Priory Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Trevor Road, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 7RZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1704 893 259