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Kingsdown School - -365 days remaining
Closing Date 19/03/2018
Hyde Rd, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon SN2 7SH
Leadership Scale L8 - L12
NOR: 1260

The Governing Body, Trust and Headteacher seek to appoint an inspiring and forward-thinking leader to transform our SEN provision from September 2018.

Kingsdown School is at a very exciting stage in its history. From September we welcomed a:

  • New Headteacher
  • New Chair of Governors, and we

  • Became an official partner of the River Learning Trust

In January we set the new vision – “a school of excellence bursting with pride and ambition” and a new mission statement – “we champion every student”

We are looking for someone who is:


  • an outstanding practitioner and inspriational leader who is passionate about making learning effective and enjoyable
  • successful in raising standards of attainment and accelerating progress

  • an experienced and effective middle leader with a proven record of success

  • committed to ensuring the curriculum meets the needs of all students

  • able to inspire, engage and enthuse students, staff (especially TAs) and parents

  • a leader with real drive, enthusiasm, energy and determination

  • ready and wanting to make a real difference to the lives of our students

  • holding the National SENDCo qualification or is prepared to work towards completing the qualification


In return we can offer you:


  • the opportunity to work with an incredibly strong, talented and committed team aiming for excellence
  • a supportive and encouraging community who are well behaved, happy and eager to learn with supportive parents
  • high quality CPD to develop your leadership skills and career
  • opportunities to work with a dynamic group of leaders, the SMG (Strategic Management Group) of the School
  • extended opportunities to network across the River Learning Trust

Kingsdown School is part of a Multi Academy Trust and joined the River Learning Trust on the 1st September 2017. The successful applicant will join the School as a River Learning Trust employee.


Visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange a visit or request an application pack please contact Laura Burgoyne, HR Support Administrator on 01793 837087 or email recruitment@kingsdownschool.co.uk  Applications will only be accepted on a Kingsdown School application form with a covering letter by email or post.  Please do not submit your details via any external website as these will not be received by the school. 


Closing date for completed applications is Monday 19th March at 08:00am.

Interviews will be held 27th March.


If you have not heard from us shortly after the closing date this means that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.


Kingsdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Related Documents
pdf file icon DoL SENDCo information pack