SENCo, Solihull

Closing date:

Northern House SchoolSolihull

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


Leadership Scale L1-L5

Full Time - Permanent

Commencing: September 2019

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2019 @ 12:00pm

An excellent opportunity has come up at our school in Solihull that caters for, educates and nurtures children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.

This is a challenging and important post requiring a teacher of the highest calibre. The successful candidate must have the ability to support and work with the Headteacher and SLT in all aspects of school improvement and have a key responsibility to sustain and develop our Inclusive Ethos.

The successful candidate will have:

• National Award for SENCOs or willingness to train for the National Award

• Relevant experience of SENCO role in another school

• Involvement in school development and evaluation

• Taken a lead on inclusion or curriculum initiatives that have contributed to raising educational standards

• Promoted, organised and led staff training and development.

• Knowledge and experience of Special Educational Needs and effective learning for children with barriers to learning

• Sound knowledge of current educational issues, developments and  legislation, including the new SEN Code of Practice

• The ability to evaluate provision of the school and plan a strategy for its development

• A clear understanding about school improvement issues

• The ability to determine priorities and manage time effectively

• Knowledge of and potential to build positive and effective programmes for staff development in particular developing coaching and mentoring

Candidates should also:

• Display excellent leadership and inter-personal skills with children and with adults.

• Have an ability to work both as a member of a supportive team and alone

• Be highly organised and demonstrate strong management skills.

• Be committed to making a difference to the future of our pupils.

• Have extensive experience of delivering exceptional teaching.

• Be able to deliver PSHE lessons at Secondary level.

Benefits of working with Northern House School (Solihull)

The successful candidate will:

• Have the opportunity to develop once settled in post

• Have opportunities for promotion within a growing Multi Academy Trust

• Be supported by a performance management system

• Receive additional benefits that include:

o Free day time refreshments

o Staff Laptop 

o Access to sports equipment

o Pension scheme

o Discounted family shopping scheme

o Plus other discretionary benefits such as 

o Salary sacrifice mobile phone scheme

o Various other salary sacrifice schemes including cancer screening, child care vouchers, cycle to work and will writing.

To Apply

Please visit our website and download the application form, along with the job pack and advert information

When you complete the information in support of your application, please tell us what you can bring to the role and why you feel Northern House School Academy Trust is a good match for you.

Once you have completed your application please email it to  stating the role and Solihull in the subject line.

Further information 

Closing date is Monday 20th May 2019 at 12:00 midday.  Shortlisting will be completed on the afternoon of this date, therefore applications received after the deadline will not be included.  Interviews are scheduled to take place all day Thursday 23rd May 2019.

For a further discussion about this position or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Trevor Scott (Headteacher) 0121 748 9760.


Northern House School Academy Trust 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.

All applicants will be subject to a rigorous, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all references obtained will be checked for authenticity and accuracy.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

More about Northern House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: Lanchester Way, Solihull, West Midlands, B36 9LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 7489760
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