Vacancy: Assistant Head Teacher - SENCo

Job Title: 
Assistant Head Teacher - SENCo
ISR L13-L17

Required for September 2017: (ISR L13 – L17)

We seek to appoint an ambitious, motivated, and highly effective Assistant Head Teacher to join our Senior Leadership Team as SENCo. We are determined to remove barriers to learning and thereby ensure success for all students, including those with SEND.

Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable.  The school achieves exam results in the top 20% nationally, and has an excellent local reputation. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement.

We are a lead partner in the newly formed Pavilion & Downs Teaching School Alliance, and this will offer substantial opportunities for professional development for all staff.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A track record of impact upon student outcomes
  • Experience of working with students with additional and complex learning needs
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and resilience
  • An ability to develop and support all staff
  • High expectations of staff
  • High expectations of all students
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Presence and gravitas
  • A SENCo qualification, or willingness to study for this.

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form by the closing date:

CVs alone will not be considered.

Closing date: Monday, 15th May 2017 – 12.00 noon
Interview date: Wednesday, 24th May 2017

Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment.  Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.

Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.

(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).

How to Apply

Unless otherwise stated, please return your completed application form by noon on the closing date to:

Amanda Brasington,
Head Teacher's PA,
Blatchington Mill School & Sixth Form College,
Nevill Avenue,

Tel: 01273 736244
Fax: 01273 739615