SENCo/Head of Learning Support

King Edward VI School LichfieldStaffordshire

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, committed and talented teacher to lead and manage the provision for students with Special Educational Needs at King Edward VI School. As our SENCo/Head of Learning Support, you will lead a strong department of highly skilled teachers and Learning Support Assistants with the opportunity to work alongside the wider staff in our aim to provide an inclusive education for all of our students. 

We are looking for a leader with excellent communication skills and a passion for supporting young people with additional needs. You will need to have a strong track record of leading a team in an educational setting, demonstrating your capacity to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents and external agencies. You will also have proven experience of identifying, evaluating and providing effective strategies for students with SEND and other vulnerable groups as an important part of the role will be sharing and leading on best practice. As a teacher, you will have a reduced timetable, with significant time put aside to carry out your wider responsibilities as SENCo.

The school welcomes applications from both experienced SENCOs and those with leadership experience who are passionate about Special Educational Needs and wish to specialise in this area. The school will support accreditation for the National SENCo qualification and training as an assessor for access arrangements if required. 

King Edward VI School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school rated Good by OfSTED in 2017 with recognition of outstanding practice and a highly positive ethos. The school is well-regarded within the community and has a reputation for high quality teaching. Lichfield is a small, vibrant cathedral city which is easily accessible from the surrounding areas.

For further information about our school, please visit or telephone us on 01543 255714.

If you feel that this is the school and role for you, please complete the application form and recruitment monitoring form and send them back to us via email: 

Closing date: Noon on Monday 19 April 2021. 

Interviews are provisionally planned for Tuesday 27 April 2021.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (Formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

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