Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion (SENDCo and DSL)
School
Sprites Primary Academy
Location
Stonechat Road , England IP2 0SA
Start Date
January 2023 or sooner
Salary
L1 – L5 (pro rata)

About the Role

Sprites serves a challenging part of Ipswich and that is exactly why we need a dedicated leader to join our excellent staff team, someone who will give everything for these remarkable children. This is not a simple day job – we are transforming a community and creating an enduring legacy. We are here to make a difference, break down barriers and raise aspirations…these are the values and moral purpose of the candidate we need.

This role is for an Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion. You will be the SENDCo and DSL trained and be leading the pastoral team. Preferably, we are after someone with a SEND and DSL background, however, will consider candidates with a passion and working knowledge of these 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.

If this sounds like a project for you then let’s have a chat on the phone or come and visit our delightful school.

If you would like to discuss this post and would like further information about this wonderful opportunity, please contact the school office via email: [email protected]

We reserve the right to interview earlier than the advertised dates should a strong field form in advance of those dates.

Closing Date
Monday 10 October 2022 at midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Mr Mo, Headteacher using [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.

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 to ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.