Head of Learning Support/SENCO, Burgess Hill

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Burgess Hill GirlsBurgess Hill

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Learning Support/SENCO to lead the School’s provision for students with special educational needs. This vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of the current post-holder. 

The successful candidate will have specialist knowledge and experience of the wide range of specific learning difficulties and disabilities. They should hold a current Specific Learning Difficulties Assessment Practising Certificate or a similar post-graduate specialist qualification at or equivalent to a Level 7 in individual assessment, and should be familiar with the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations regarding the processing of access arrangements for public examinations. They will also be required to teach small groups of students within the Senior School. A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School is also a requirement. 

Burgess Hill Girls is a GSA day and boarding school, with 450 students aged between 3 and 18 years. The majority of students are of above average ability and the school has an outstanding record of academic success at both GCSE and A level. Last year, nearly all pupils obtained at least nine or more GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above and the vast majority of sixth formers proceeded to Higher Education. 

The Head of Learning Support, Mrs Margiad Eckstein can be reached by email on mags.eckstein@burgesshillgirls.com  for any specific questions about the department and the role. 

If you are interested in applying for this role please download the job information leaflet and application form and email your completed form to our HR Manager, Mrs Gillian Coleman at hr@burgesshillgirls.com   

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 18 March 2019.

Interviews: Tuesday 26 March 2019.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by telephone.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0EG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1444 241050
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