Head of SEN, Bradford

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Beckfoot ThorntonBradford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1D £9,293
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

SENCO 

Permanent / Full Time 

MPS/UPS + TLR1D £9,293 per annum  

Required for September 2018 or sooner 

Beckfoot Thornton is on an exciting journey to becoming a truly great school having joined the highly successful Beckfoot Multi Academy Trust.  It is a popular, fully inclusive, 11 to 18 school with approximately 1500 students on roll, including a Sixth Form of approximately 175 students, set in the outskirts of the city of Bradford.   

As the successful candidate you will be joining Beckfoot Thornton at a crucial time of change and refocusing of the school to ensure good or better progress is made by all of our young people. 

The role 

We are looking for a dedicated, inspirational and enthusiastic leader who can drive a strategic vision for SEN.   You will lead a talented and motivated team of HLTAs and TAs whose sole focus is aspirational outcomes for all students.  As the successful candidate, you will lead the team through this very exciting time and be instrumental in the department’s rapid improvement. 

The successful candidate will be provided with personalised professional development from the Beckfoot Teaching School in addition to faculty and whole school professional development. 

We also offer  

An opportunity to work at a school that forms part of the highly successful Beckfoot Multi Academy Trust which provides high teaching expertise with shared learning and collaborative working.  

Talented students who are eager to learn and inspired to achieve the best that they can

A highly skilled, committed and supportive team.  

We would love to welcome you to visit our school and have an opportunity to meet both staff and students on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at either 1.30-2.30pm or 3-4pm.If you would like to attend please email Mrs. Janet Harrison at vacancies@beckfootthornton.org advising which time slot you will be attending.  

Appointment process  

1. Complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, which can be downloaded from the school’s website at www.beckfootthornton.org.   CVs will not be accepted.  

2. Write a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4, font no smaller than 11. In your letter please identify how your experience and personal qualities meet the requirements for the post and use this as an opportunity to identify your areas of specific strength in the role.  

3. Applications must be emailed to vacancies@beckfootthornton.org by no later than Monday 22nd January 2018 at 9.00am.   Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 29th January 2018. 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to a successful DBS check and at least two previous employer references.  In accordance with the Immigration Act 2016, the successful applicant will need to speak fluent English.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Leaventhorpe Lane, Thornton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 3BH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 881 082