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Assistant Head Teacher/Senco at PWS

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 21st October 2020, midday

Start date: 4th January 2021

Hours: Full time permanent

Salary: Leadership Scale L1-L5 £42,402 - £46,796

East Midlands Academy Trust are seeking to appoint at Prince William School an inspirational and highly effective SENDCO to take a strategic lead in evaluating, developing and delivering the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision within our school. The successful candidate will have a passion for learning and put no limits on what all students can achieve.  Candidates should have the National Professional Qualification for SENDCO or be willing to complete it as soon as possible.  The successful candidate will join the Extended Leadership Team of the school and be the voice for students with SEND

Candidates should be experienced secondary teachers, with expertise in SEND, and have a clear vision for SEND.  They should have up to date knowledge of the national policy relating to SEND, and be able to contribute to both whole school strategy and classroom pedagogy with regard to the provision for students with SEND.  Candidates should be able to make a significant contribution to staff development and model best practice in the classroom, demonstrating the ability to motivate, lead and inspire staff and students alike. They should be confident about leading and delivering high-quality and effective interventions that support student progress in its fullest sense.

Prince William School is located in Oundle, within easy commuting distance of Peterborough, Stamford, Kettering, Huntingdon, Wellingborough, and Corby.  It is a vibrant and friendly school which strives to deliver the challenging and inspirational curriculum our students need to prepare them for the ever-changing world of work. We have high expectations for all, and our aim is simple: to be the best school in Northamptonshire and beyond for every student, no matter what their ability or background.

The SEND department is made up of a team of enthusiastic, skilled and highly professional Teaching Assistants including two who lead on mental health in a specialist base called ‘The Hub’. The SEND team works very closely with the Pastoral Team, which comprises 5 Heads of Year, 2 non-teaching Students Welfare Officers and the Deputy Headteacher who oversees the whole team. 

The school is keen to support staff to develop both personally and professionally, and the successful candidate will be given training opportunities to suit their needs and career aspirations.  If the successful candidate is not yet qualified, they will be expected to complete the National Award for SENCO as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please visit the school website for more information and to find the application form (see ‘Vaccines’ in ‘News’ section). Please include a letter of not more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your experiences that are relevant to the post. Please email it, along with your completed application to For more information on this role please call Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.


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