Leader of Special Needs and Learning Support, Bradford

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Appleton AcademyBradford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L6 - L10 £44,984 - £49,685
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Appleton Academy is an all through learning environment for pupils from nursery through to secondary and our building provides a wonderful environment for lifelong learning, in South Bradford.


This post is an all through role and an exciting opportunity for recruits who can see the benefit of all though education in supporting children and young people with special and additional needs from Nursery through to the moment they leave education as young adults. SEN and Learning support is integrated across all age phases and includes intervention, new to English support, the deployment of Teaching Assistants and management of ‘The Hub’ which is an area of the building specialising in supporting some of our most vulnerable learners. 


Appleton Academy has an holistic approach to SEN and Learning Support and as such this post is open to both primary and secondary specialists. The successful candidate will either be an experienced SEN leader or may be wishing to develop their career in special needs and learning support.


The successful applicant will:

• Have Qualified Teacher Status (Secondary age range)

• Have evidence of current and relevant leadership CPD

• Be an experienced middle leader

• Have evidence as an outstanding practitioner


We can offer:

• A committed staff team

• Opportunities for innovative ways of working

• Excellent CPD 

• An opportunity to build and further develop good practice

• High quality professional development opportunities


In September 2017 we joined the Exceed Academies Trust.  The Trust recognises its moral purpose to support schools and academies across the city and the region and this has underpinned the accreditation and development of two Teaching Schools that jointly lead the alliance of partner schools and academies.  

If you feel you are up to the challenges ahead and would like to share in our continued success, then please contact our recruitment partner Paula Read at Hays Education for an application pack and further details.   Telephone 0113 200 3710 or email paula.read@hays.com


The closing date for completed applications is 9am on Thursday 22nd March

Interviews to be held week commencing 26th March


Appleton Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Woodside Road, Wyke, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12 8AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1274 600550