Assistant Headteacher & SEND Inclusion Manager
Purfleet Primary Academy
Tank Hill Road , Purfleet-on-Thames, England RM19 1TA
Start Date
September 2024
Leadership Payscale L8 – L13

About the Role

This role is for an Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion. You will be the SENDCo and be leading the inclusion team. Preferably, we are looking for someone with a SEND background, however, will consider candidates with a passion and working knowledge of this areas even if you don’t have the necessary qualifications yet. For us, it is important that you are a ‘champion’ for pupils with SEND, combining excellent classroom practice with a thorough understanding of inclusive and pastoral support. You will model this yourself as well as training staff to improve their knowledge, understanding and practice.

We are looking for an individual who is:

Able to promote and lead exceptional, inclusive teaching and learning;

Willing to contribute to the wider life of the school;

Confident in using a range of resources to ensure pupils with SEND can achieve exceptionally well;

Dedicated to on-going professional development.

For successful candidates we can offer:

Amazing children who want to be the best versions of themselves

A dedicated, motivated staff

A leadership team who works with the staff and listens to feedback

An active school community with supportive families

A commitment to bespoke professional development based on EEF research

Feedback to ensure growth

A vibrant and welcoming learning environment

Excellent training at all levels through the school and REAch2 Academy Trust

Closing Date
Thursday 6th June 2024 at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form to Mr Eugene Samuel Headteacher via email to [email protected] .

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

To arrange an informal discussion or to arrange a school visit please contact the school office on 01375 802700.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
Access to professional coaching and mentoring,
Annual leadership events, workshops and conferences,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.