Assistant Head Inclusion and SENCo

Posted on 29 March 2024
  • Salary £48366 - £52074
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date Apply by 15 April 2024


Saltdean Primary School, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    Full Time
  • Closing date
    15 April 2024
  • Job category
    Teaching & Leadership
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Directorate
    BHCC: External

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 52

Start date: 1st September 2024

About the post: 

We are seeking to appoint a substantive Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a forward-thinking, supportive and inclusive school. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills and a calm approach to working with children, especially those with additional needs, and with other adults. We are looking for someone who is cheerful, lively, reliable, flexible and hard-working and who is ready to take on the challenges of this role.

About the role

We are looking for someone who: 

  • has experience as a SENCo, either in a substantive or acting role;
  • has either the NASENCo qualification or is willing to undertake the NPQ for SENCos within three years;
  • has successful experience of leadership at a middle or senior level;
  • has a proven record of effective support for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; 
  • has a proven record of successful teaching practice in the primary phase; 
  • has an unwavering belief in getting all children to achieve their best; 
  • enjoys sharing ideas and working collaboratively as part of an effective team and who actively works in partnership with others.

About our school: 

Saltdean Primary School is a warm, friendly and inclusive three-form entry school in a wonderful setting, close to both the sea and the South Downs. Our children are respectful, friendly and confident and are enthusiastic learners. Staff are committed to securing the best for each and every child and always go the ‘extra mile’ to ensure the quality of learning is high.  Parents and governors are highly valued and play an important role in learning and the life of the school. 

We are proud to offer: 

  • A vibrant and supportive school community 
  • Enthusiastic, friendly and well-behaved children 
  • Hardworking, dedicated and supportive staff 
  • Positive relationships with parents and carers 
  • A commitment to continuing professional development 

Saltdean Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Please contact the school ( or 01273 303358) to request an application pack. Visits to the school are strongly recommended.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 15th April 

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 22nd April 

How to Apply: Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school office:Chiltington Way, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2 8HB,      

Telephone: 01273 303358


Additional information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.


Company information

Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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