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Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO

Reference: 14f73902-9265-41dd-9325-c4d685e30382
Employer: Outcomes First Group
Location: Burgess Hill
Job Type: Permanent
Contract Type: Permanent

Job Details:

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four ?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us !

Job Title: Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO

Location: Hambrook School, Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Salary: £47,000 per annum

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract: Permanent, Term Time only

UK applicants only.

Due to growth in service, we are recruiting an Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO to join our amazing team at Hambrook School, part of Options Autism.

About the role

The Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO will undertake all the normal responsibilities of a SENDCO. As a member of the senior leadership team, they will work in close partnership with SLT, teachers, parents, Governors and external agencies to implement the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school.

The Assistant Headteacher / SENDCO will be responsible for coordinating and managing all Exam Access Arrangements, supported by the OFG Clinical Team and external agencies, where required.

In addition to the roles detailed above, the Assistant Headteacher will be fundamental in the development and implementation of the Hambrook School outreach programme, which aims to support students unable to be educated onsite.

All members of the Senior Leadership Team are expected to be flexible to ensure the most effective organisation and delivery of learning. Other specific duties and responsibilities as part of the Senior Leadership Team will be allocated once a candidate has been appointed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop the ethos, values and overall purposes of the school.
  • Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school.
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability.
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents, and other agencies.
  • Undertake the role of Exams Officer within the school, ensuring exam access arrangements are tested for and arranged in line with national JCQ guidelines.
  • Assist in coordinating and developing the Hambrook School Outreach programme for students struggling to attend school in person.

Please provide written examples of knowledge and experience that is relevant to this role in senior leadership.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors Degree, PGCE and National Award for SEN Co-ordination (or a willingness to complete it within 3 years of appointment).
  • Degree, QTS, NASENCO (preferred)

About us

Hambrook School is an exciting new venture that opened September 2023 in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Our new specialist school caters for young people aged 5-18 years old with Autism, Complex needs and learning disabilities and has the capacity for 60 students.

For over 16 years, Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs, and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

How to Apply

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