Appointment of Assistant Head Teacher (SENCO)

Required from September 1st 2018

This is a permanent contract for a class teacher position initially in Year 4 with whole school responsibilities for the leadership and management of SEN and working as part of the School Senior Leadership Team as Assistant Head Teacher.

Are you passionate about SEN provision across the primary age range?

Can you inspire staff to develop their inclusive teaching and behaviour strategies?

Are you ready for the senior leadership responsibilities in our growing first school?

Do you have a SENCO qualification or are you willing to work towards this?

We are in the exciting position of looking for an experienced primary class teacher with the passion, drive, commitment and experience to provide the very best education for our children. In this role you will be a member of our wider Senior Leadership Team as well as SENCO and Assistant Head Teacher.

You would be joining a large team of supportive staff in this very popular first school where high standards of achievement are important to us.

Gosforth Park is a one and a half form entry successful and happy school occupying an attractive building, in the heart of Gosforth. The Acting Head teacher and Governing Body are looking to appoint an outstanding primary teacher with experience in teaching and leading SENCO education. The successful applicant must be able to make a real and positive contribution to the education of our children and be able to co-ordinate and improve even further the high quality of our SENCO teaching across the school. In the role you will also have class teaching responsibilities alongside dedicated release time to fulfil management duties. As such, you will be a leader of all aspects of SENCO teaching, vulnerable learners and behaviour and model outstanding teaching. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The successful applicants will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the DBS and be successful against a range of other recruitment checks.

Application forms and further details must be downloaded from our school website. Please note that applicants must access all forms via the school website as they will not be available in hard copy from the school office.

Visits to school: Thursday 19th April at 2pm or 4pm.  Please ring the school office to arrange.

Closing date: Thursday 26th April 12 noon

Observations: Monday 30th April and Tuesday 1st May

Interviews: Wednesday 2nd May

Please email applications to or hand in/post a copy to the school office addressed to the attention of the Co-Chairs of Governors and the Acting Head Teacher.