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Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for Inclusion

Assistant Headteacher, with responsibility for Inclusion  - St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, Loughton

Required:            September 2024

Salary:                  Leadership Scale Point L2 – L8

Location:              Essex

Contract Type: Full-Time

Contract Term: Permanent

                “Through God’s love, we learn together, grow together, and achieve together.”

The Trustees of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust wish to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational leader who is passionate about inclusive learning. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity if you are ambitious for progression within a leadership role. The successful candidate will be supported by a strong and supportive leadership team who share the school’s vision of providing high quality learning opportunities. As Assistant Headteacher you will oversee the strategic development of the Trust’s SEND and Inclusion policy, ensuring that every child has full access to the curriculum in order to succeed in their learning.

As a Trust we have:

  • A strong Catholic ethos where everyone is loved, valued and respected
  • Exceptionally well behaved pupils who are proud of their school and achievements
  • A strong and experienced leadership team and great staff teamwork
  • Strong Church community links and a supportive Governing Body
  • Excellent ICT, sports, music and creative curriculum facilities
  • On-going and tailored professional development opportunities

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding practitioner, who can aspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential
  • Be able to ensure that there are effective systems of communication within the Trust concerning the pupils’ needs and progression
  • Work effectively and support the Leadership and Trustees to strategically lead our school forward
  • Direct and supervise support staff and, where appropriate, other teachers
  • Liaise with the Leaderhsip Team to ensure an inclusive and innovative curriculum for all children  and those with SEND and other needs
  • Manage the team of learning support assistants and support teachers in the development of their inclusive practice.
  • Work alongside external agencies, parents and professionals in supporting the child
  • Be the designated teacher for SEND children and will maintain a teaching commitment.

Experience as a SENCO/INCO and a further post-graduate study in SEND and Inclusion would be desirable, although full training and support will be provided .

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please arrange to do so by emailing Mrs Irene Nelson, H.R. Manager for the Trust at or alternatively call 01279 425383. An application pack can be found at

Completed CES application forms should be emailed to Mrs Irene Nelson.

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

The school reserves the right to appoint a candidate during the application process.

Applications must be made using the school’s downloadable application form.  (CES Application Form).  Available from the school website, CESEW website ,or upon request.

Closing Date: Friday 10th May 2024 - Noon

Interview Date: Thursday 16th May 2024