Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion and SENCO Lead
  • Employer: College Hall
  • Reference: TLRs/21/153961
  • Published: Mon 07/06/2021, 9:25 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £50,436-£55,527
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: College Hall, West Road, off Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, Berkshire

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Assistant Headteacher - Inclusion and SENCO Lead

College Hall is seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Assistant Headteacher who will support the Head Teacher in leading College Hall by joining the Schools successful Leadership Team during this exciting time of expansion and progress.

The successful candidate will bring their leadership experience, operational and strategic abilities and extensive knowledge of SEND to the role. They will also be a skilled SEND practitioner, modelling and understanding excellent classroom practice. They will have the ability to engage pupils with a complex range of SEND, including SEMH and a clear commitment to improving pupil outcomes. They will have an understanding of a trauma informed and attachment aware approach to working with pupils.

Our pupils have often experienced significant life challenges and have unmet needs. Strong relationships and empathy are at the heart of everything we do. When pupils join us, they are welcomed by flexible and caring staff who understand that all behaviour is a form of communication and who will help them to develop emotional resilience.

This role will include:

  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
  • Inclusion Lead.

The postholder will work collaboratively with the Safeguarding Lead in managing safeguarding issues. You will be a crucial aspect of the multi-agency team that ensures our pupils are safeguarded.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of leadership within a school.
  • A strong understanding of trauma and attachment aware approaches in schools.
  • Have experience of safeguarding procedures within a school.
  • Have up to date knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and principles around EHC Plan processes.
  • Be an outstanding teacher, who is able coach and mentor new staff.
  • Have the vision and skills to support the Headteacher with the school’s journey of continuous improvement.
  • Be passionate about improving outcomes for students and to ensure all students reach their potential.
  • Be dedicated to the inclusion of students with SEND in education and society as a whole.

Not suitable for newly qualified teachers (NQT)

 Please note that all applications will be considered upon receipt. We reserve the right to close the advert early should the right candidate apply.

Closing date: 23.55pm, Monday 21st June 2021.

How to Apply

College Hall, Pupil Referral Unit, West Road, off Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, RG40 3BT Tel: 0118 989 3378

Please apply online or contact College Hall for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

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Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification. To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate. The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk. Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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