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Inclusion and SENCO Leader

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/36264
  • Published: Fri 15/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £49574 - £54816
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St. Andrews CE Primary School, Hove

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date: Spring 2024 or earlier

Full Time


Non-class based

Assistant Headteacher L3-L7

Passionate about Education? Exceptional Inclusion Leader or SENCO?

We are a three form entry school set in the fantastic vibrant city of Brighton and Hove. Are you an innovative, exciting, and reflective practitioner who can make a difference? Looking for a unique opportunity? Join our vibrant team of dedicated professionals who are committed to ensuring EVERY child succeeds.

We are looking to appoint an Inclusion and SENCO leader to support, lead and manage the Inclusion and SEND team here at St Andrew’s. This would also be a key role, supporting the leadership team effectively in managing high quality provision for pupils with SEND, raising standards across the school and enabling all pupils to achieve good outcomes. We would prefer the successful candidate to have completed the SENCO qualification or be prepared to undertake it in the very near future.

About the role

We will be seeking a full-time experienced practitioner who is fully conversant with the Code of Practice 2014 and has an understanding of the requirements, can demonstrate knowledge of a good range of programmes and interventions, has good communication skills and is sensitive to the needs of the children and their parents/carers. The candidate must also be up to date with the new National Curriculum.

We can offer you:

  • A positive, caring Christian ethos with children and learning at the heart of all we do
  • Happy children who are enthusiastic, motivated, and engaged learners
  • A talented, friendly and supportive staff
  • A structured and supportive induction programme
  • An Inclusion team to work with (an Assistant SENCO and designated TA staff for SEND)
  • A school team committed to your professional development with proven success
  • An excellent learning environment and resources.
  • Good relationships with parents, carers, and the wider community
  • A leadership team that wants to continuously improve and enable everyone to flourish and thrive
  • A fantastic setting, close to Hove seafront with large green spaces in our grounds.
  • We provide excellent networks and training opportunities for all staff through the Hove Partnership and Brighton and Hove Council

The successful candidate will be required to:recruitment@st-andrews.brighton-hove.sch.uk

  • Manage a well-trained and enthusiastic TA team including the Assistant SENCO
  • Encourage continuous professional development
  • Foster excellent working relationships with staff, parents, and carers
  • Be an effective member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Make a difference to children’s provision in the classroom on a daily basis

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Have the confidence, skills and abilities to manage SEND provision throughout the school and manage and lead on PPG
  • Be able to inspire, challenge and motivate all children to achieve
  • Promote and celebrate the talents and skills of all pupils
  • Have high expectations of learning, progress and behaviour
  • Ability to use initiative to work flexibly
  • Have a commitment to working strategically as part of a team to improve standards of teaching and learning

If you have the skills, experience, and drive to be successful in this role, please go to the recruitment section on our school website and download an application pack. Once done, please email your application to Mrs Kirsty Franklin-Johnson (office manager) on recruitment@st-andrews.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Closing date: Midday, Friday 29th September

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 9th October - likely Tuesday 10th October 

Telephone calls, questions and emails are encouraged and visits to the school are welcome, please contact the school office to arrange. We would love to discuss the role with you in more detail.

How to apply: Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school office: Belfast Street, Hove, BN3 3YT, recruitment@st-andrews.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Telephone: 01273 770082


Additional information

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.


Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.

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  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/490/36264
  • Published: Fri 15/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 29/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £49574 - £54816
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St. Andrews CE Primary School, Hove

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