Are you a talented SEN practitioner? Can you develop and lead an exciting SEN provision?
The St Leonards Academy is seeking an Assistant Principal - SEN & Additional Needs
An exciting opportunity has arisen to make a difference to the lives of our amazing St Leonards Academy students. We are looking for a skilled SEN practitioner to join our leadership team and shape the future for our SEN students. We have 52 EHCPs and also 18 LEA Special Facility places. The right candidate will either have the SENCO qualification or be willing to work towards it. Provision and the teaching of our SEN students is a major focus for our improvement agenda.
About The St Leonards Academy
Ofsted grade: Good (2017)
The St Leonards Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We have a clear vision of what creates successful learners and how to implement it. Our pupils are enthusiastic about learning and take pride in themselves. Our school values of potential, respect, integrity, determination and excellence run through everything we do. We are one of twenty TEEP Ambassador schools in the UK. TEEP stands for Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement; that we have been selected as an ambassador school speaks volumes for how crucial a part of our culture teacher development is. We offer 300 student places each year and have a total capacity of 1500. We also host a special facility for up to 20 young people with physical disabilities and severe autism.
We can offer you:
- the opportunity to work within an Academy recently classified as ‘Good’ by Ofsted
- a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
- excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
- excellent professional development opportunities
Visit The St Leonards Academy website - www.thestleonardsacademy.org.uk
The St Leonards Academy Safeguarding Policy - https://www.thestleonardsacademy.org.uk/key-documents/safeguarding-information
About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.
Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values.
The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.
Benefits we offer
We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.
We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.
The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.
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Find out more
Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.
To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Jon Francies, Lead Principal via Gail Ferguson, Academy Administration Manager on email@example.com
Closing date: 4th February 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
Proposed start date: April or September 2022
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.
This post involves regulated activity as summarised in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 (paragraph 217). Anyone engaging in regulated activity must have an enhanced DBS check including barred list information.