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Assistant Headteacher and SENCo

Camberley, Surrey
Cordwalles Junior School
Full Time
Leadership scale
8th September 2020
Start Date
1st January 2021
22nd September 2020 12:45 PM
Contract Term
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1st January 2021
  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1112578

Are you looking for the next step in your career to become an established, executive school leader?

Are you an outstanding practitioner who is committed to the development of the whole child?

Your opportunity

Our cluster of three schools in Camberley - Cordwalles Junior School and Pine Ridge and Lorraine Infant and Nursery Schools - is seeking a dynamic and visionary Assistant Headteacher & SENCo to join our passionate, experienced, executive leadership team.

As Assistant Head and SENCo, you will help to shape the future vision of the schools, promote excellence, equality and the highest expectations for our children and staff. This is a rare opportunity to work alongside a dedicated team of school leaders and educational experts across the primary age range. You will continue to develop the excellent work already embedded by our school leaders, and play your part as an executive leader, working alongside the Heads of School. Whether a newly-qualified or experienced SENCO with the appropriate qualification and/or experience, you will be responsible for continuing to develop and lead our SEND provision, ably supported by an inclusion and family support assistant. You will be a creative thinker, emotionally intelligent, highly organised and above all, passionate about improving the quality of children’s education.

About our schools

Lead by an executive leadership team, the three schools offer an exceptional nursery and primary provision for children between 2 – 11 years across three schools. We see ourselves as a family of schools, striving to be the best that we can for the children and families in our community, knowing that together, we are stronger. Our core purpose each day is to secure the highest standards of education for our pupils and to ensure that they receive the preparation they need for their futures, helping them build the resilience and character they need to make a success of their lives.

Relationships between our staff and pupils are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of everyone in our community. Our ethos is underpinned by strong values: RESPECT, ENDEAVOUR, SUCCEED. The schools all offer a vibrant, rich curriculum for all, regardless of need and background, and we work hard to meet the needs of each pupil. We are proud that Ofsted recognised that all our schools are ‘Good’, and crucially that “No pupils are left out or left behind…” (2019). We pride ourselves on knowing each child and each family well in order to personalise provision and build positive relationships. Ofsted saw that “School leaders and staff know each pupil through and through….” (2019). This positive and inclusive culture permeates all aspects of school life.

We work closely with the Trust within the Teaching School, supporting Teacher Training, School-to-School support with SLE and LLE brokering and leading CPD across schools. We benefit from sharing outstanding resources, CPD and practise across a wide range of GLF schools.

We are looking for someone who is:

• an inspirational practitioner, with the vision and confidence to motivate, challenge and support

• passionate about children’s learning and welfare; putting them first in everything they do

• a team player, enthusiastic and eager to make a difference as an executive school leader

• highly effective in communicating with parents and other stakeholders

Why work with us?

We can offer you:

• a first-class learning and working environment, welcoming and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn, a committed and passionate staff team, supportive parents and well-established community links

• outstanding professional development opportunities both within the schools and through our collaboration with the GLF Teaching School

• the opportunity to be part of a dedicated and hard-working executive team who strive for excellence in all they do, supported by active Governance

• executive leadership experience within a strong and stable team which will help to shape the next step of your career

The Details

Salary: Leadership scale

Start Date: January 2021

Hours of work: Full time

Closing date for applications: 28th September 2020

Interview date: w/c 28th September 2020


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Cordwalles Junior School

Cordwalles Junior School

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