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Assistant Headteacher: SENCo

January 2024 start

Leadership Scale points 14-18

Permanent. Full time (1.0fte)

We are looking for an outstanding leader to join our dedicated team in the role of Assistant Headteacher SENCO.

Passionate about inclusivity, and ambitious for all students to receive the best possible education and support, you will ensure that Special Education and Additional Needs are at the heart of our strategic decision-making.

Committed to working collaboratively, and to bringing your vision and creativity to the table, you will share your knowledge and perspective with colleagues across the breath of the school community in the relentless pursuit of excellence for students.

King James’s School was judged a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in January 2023. The report highlights many strengths, including excellent support for children with special educational needs, and this role offers the opportunity to build upon this to create provision that is truly second-to-none.  It is an exciting chance to make your mark in a forward-looking school with a truly inclusive ethos.

As a large 11-18 comprehensive school, we are proud to offer a diverse and rich curriculum, coupled with high-quality teaching and learning. To achieve this, we are committed to ongoing professional development and for all colleagues to be supported in their personal growth. We also run a School Direct secondary programme to train the next generation of teachers. 

You will be joining a highly community orientated, inspirational and ambitious school. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the drive and aspiration to support our educational aims and to motivate our students. This role incorporates an element of teaching.  You will benefit from strong leadership, colleagues who genuinely care, and being part of an ethos that places the best possible outcomes our students at its heart.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

An application form is available for download from our school website. Completed applications must be submitted via email to

and be received by   Monday 9th October 2023, 08.00am

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.




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