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Head of Learning Support - SENDCo

Leighton Park SchoolReading

HMC Co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11-18.

Head of Learning Support - SENDCo

from September 2021 

This is an exciting opportunity for an effective and ambitious SENDCo who is committed to raising standards of student performance through positively impacting on teaching and learning.  A willingness to participate in co-curricular activities is also required.

As well as being an excellent classroom practitioner who can teach across all age ranges, you should be passionate about supporting all students by developing and supporting classroom practice so that all students make rapid rates of progress.  Working with wider stakeholders, you will also strategically review and plan support for individual students to ensure their needs are met to enable them to make progress and to achieve their best outcome.

This is a demanding but incredibly rewarding role. You will be unwavering in your belief that with the right support and quality teaching, all students can succeed. We are looking for an excellent practitioner, who is committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people.  You will ideally already be in post as a SENDCo and have the extensive knowledge and training associated with this role.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community.  Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults.  We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

Leighton Park is an outstanding HMC independent day and boarding school for 520 boys and girls aged 11-18 where young people learn how to think, to believe in themselves and to grow within a community. Within walking distance of Reading town centre, the school is set in 65 acres of picturesque Berkshire parkland providing an atmosphere of mutual respect, where every student is given the confidence to find out who they really are and unearth their individual academic and co-curricular talents. Pupils build strong relationships with one another and those around them.  

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Accommodation may also be available. 

To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 9th April

Interviews will be held during week commencing 19th April

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

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