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Head of School

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Fakenham Special Free School
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30 November 2020 01:00 PM
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  • £58,135 - £67,364 pa
  • Required April 2021 in readiness for January 2022 school opening.

The Special Educational Needs and Academies Trust (SENDAT) is a Multi Academy Trust focusing on specialist provision and special schools. Its core aim is to provide for the continuum of special needs across the Eastern region.

We now seek an inspirational and visionary leader who is self-motivated and keen to be involved from the very start in setting up a new Special Free School, as part of SENDAT.

This exciting new addition to the Trust opens in January 2022 and will provide for 100 students aged 5-16 who have an EHCP for Communication and Interaction needs.

As a Senior SENDAT Leader, you will join the Trust Leadership Group from the outset as an active member and contribute to the success and development of the whole Trust, as well as receiving the support of your fellow-leaders in your role as Head of this exciting new provision.

All members of SENDAT Leadership Teams are responsible personally and collectively for supporting students in becoming confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. All SENDAT schools and provisions continually work towards becoming trauma informed and mentally healthy places for all.

As part of the SENDAT, we offer:

  • Relocation assistant (where applicable)
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A range of employee benefits including Healthcare plan and Cycle2Work
  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Lawrence Chapman (CEO), on 01284 717870 or email Lawrence.chapman@sendat.academy

To request an application pack, please download the pack from the SENDAT website: sendat.academy/fakenham

Alternatively please contact Joy Kent, HR Manager, tel: (01284) 717874 or email hr@sendat.academy

Completed applications should be returned to Joy Kent, either by email: hr@sendat.academy or by post to: SENDAT, Ask House, 2 Northgate Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6BB

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.
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