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Director of SEND​​​​​​​

Director of SEND

Start Date EASTER 2024

Salary L9-L13

This position is a key appointment and the successful candidate will be part of a dynamic Inclusion team.

At the Bourne Academy we are proud of the support we give our students who require a little bit more help to achieve their goals.

You will work closely with the Assistant Principal (Inclusion) and will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to raising standards across the Academy. With support from the leadership team and the SENDCo, you will take overall responsibility for the provision for the special educational needs and disadvantaged students in line with the Academy Improvement Plan and the Vision and Values.  

You should have passion for ensuring every child can access the curriculum whatever their ability. You should be comfortable in leading a department and contributing to the whole school support of our young people. Most important of all you should be the type of person who likes a challenge, believes in their own abilities, wants to lead and make a difference to the lives of others. SEN need is not a barrier or an excuse, it a reason why and we work to to ensure that every student has access to the curriculum and succeeds in their learning.

As Director of SEND you will:

  • Ensure an inclusive and innovative curriculum for all students with SEND
  • Assist the Assistant Principal for Inclusion and Subject Leaders in developing courses which deliver a relevant, exciting and differentiated curriculum for all students with SEND.
  • Help create a culture of inclusion across The Bourne Academy. 

We are also delighted that the Local Authority are supporting our vision for SEND and have commissioned a bespoke environment to be used as a Learning Link . The successful candidate will have a key role in developing this provision.

The Bourne Academy welcomes students of all abilities and from all backgrounds. Staff take the time to get to know and understand each student, supporting them to do their very best. We want all our students, whatever their ability, to ASPIRE. These are very exciting times for The Bourne Academy. Whilst there has been a lot of improvement in recent years, there can be no room for complacency. We are aiming for excellence. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a strong and dedicated team of professionals and to help enhance the successes in this important area.

How to Apply:

Please complete the application form and submit with a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. Please send completed applications to Finola Gilson at finola.gilson@thebourneacademy.com. Tours of the Academy can be arranged prior to submitting an application.

Closing date for applications: mid-day Thursday 22 February 2024

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.