Assistant Head Teacher (Inclusion)

Assistant Headteacher (Inclusion) Required

Salary L7-L11

Required for September 2015


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Applegarth Academy as an Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for Inclusion across the school. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the management of our Enhanced Learning Provision, which provides specialist teaching for 18 children with severe and specific speech and language disorders.  This is an exciting time in which to join our school as we continue on a journey to become a centre of excellence for inclusion and build on the strengths of our recent Ofsted  inspection.

Applegarth Academy promotes a highly inclusive culture throughout the school, enabling all children to overcome barriers to learning and participation so that they can achieve their best.  The Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion holds an important strategic role within the senior leadership team of the school.  This entails co-ordinating appropriate provision for children with special needs and liaising with colleagues, parents/carers and outside agencies.  The role also includes overseeing provision for ethnic minority pupils, looked after children, pupils with English as an additional language, and other identifiable groups who need support.  We have a much higher than average number of children eligible for the pupil premium grant and a much higher percentage of children with statements/EHC Plans .

Applications are welcome from teachers who currently work in a specialist setting as well as from mainstream teachers.

Applegarth Academy is part of the STEP Academy Trust (Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership) and continues on an exciting, fast-paced journey of school improvement. We are a Rights Respecting School, follow the International Primary Curriculum and put the children at the heart of all decision making.

We actively encourage you to visit the school to discuss this leadership post and to see our values in action. To arrange a visit, or if you have any queries, please contact the Office Manager, Samantha Talbot on 01689841528, or email:

Please also take a look at our website, where you will be able to find out a lot more about Applegarth Academy and the STEP Academy Trust.

Closing Date: Wednesday 6th May 2015 at 12 noon

Interviews:      Week commencing 11th May

Tenable: September 2015

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The STEP Academy Trust believes that its workforce should reflect the local community and that all groups within the community should have equal access to the Trust’s employment opportunities.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. The STEP Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. The STEP Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.