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Assistant Principal - Inclusion (SENCO)

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Assistance Principal – Inclusion (SENCO) to join our successful and expanding school. 

L12 - L17 (£55,338 - £62,570 per year)

Start Date: September 2022

Reading Girls’ School is a dynamic and welcoming community, serving the educational needs of girls from the ages of 11 to 16 from a diverse local community. Standards and progress are high, and it is performing at the ‘top 1% of all schools nationally’ (Department of Education, November 2019).  

A focus on excellent teaching and learning is the driving force behind our success. Our students are polite and thoughtful individuals who play an active role in shaping and leading the school, through the Senior Student Leadership Team.

Our aim is a very clear one: to provide the best possible life-chances for every student. To that end, we challenge our students to the very edge of their academic capabilities whilst providing wrap-around support towards those goals. 

You will find a refreshingly collaborative culture here, underpinned by respect and mutual trust. We are not afraid to challenge each other in an open, honest and supportive way. Teachers are genuinely recognised and valued. 

We want someone to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that all student groups and vulnerable students make significant progress, which is at least in line with all other students. 

The successful candidate will: 

  • Have proven experience and knowledge in leading inclusion across the whole school
  • Have responsibility for Special Educational Needs and EAL students leading whole school initiatives
  • Demonstrate experience of alternative education provision
  • Manage Child Protection and Safeguarding 

In addition, you will contribute to the development and delivery of the school and Trust vision and values as determined by The Thames Learning Trust. 

We are committed to staff continuous professional development (CPD). Ofsted (November 2021) highlighted that “Leaders consistently prioritise the professional development of their staff. This includes a focus on making sure teachers have the most up-to-date and relevant specialist knowledge in their subject areas.”

We also offer a forward-thinking Employee Assistance Programme, no lesson cover and generous non-teaching time allocation. As we are close to the centre of Reading, travel connections are first-rate, with the M4 and M3 within easy reach, as well as the mainline railway station (with fast connections to London). 

Applications will be considered as they are received.

Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit, please contact, Mrs Clacey, PA to the Principal.

The Thames Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For this post prior to appointment, The Thames Learning Trust will apply for an enhanced disclosure certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.