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Job Ref No. ECC2131-68L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: L1-L5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 26.5.2022  

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Iceni Academy are seeking an enthusiastic and driven Assistant Headteacher/SENCo to join our passionate Leadership Team.

This vacancy is for an Assistant Headteacher who can support the Headteacher with the Teaching and Learning of the school, including school improvement.

The successful candidate must have experience of leading on monitoring and evaluation of teaching and learning within a school.

The Assistant Headteacher will also be the SENCo for the school. Ideally you should hold the accredited SENCo qualification, but for the right candidate, Connected Learning MAT will provide the training to obtain this qualification.

Core purpose as SENCo:

  • Determine the strategic development of special educational needs (SEN) policy and provision in the school
  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation of the SEN policy and co-ordination of specific provision to support individual pupils with SEN or a disability
  • Provide professional guidance to colleagues, working closely with staff, parents and other agencies

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Share our vision of transforming learning raising aspiration, secure an enjoyment and love of learning and develop a sense of pride in all that we do
  • Put children at the heart of everything they do
  • Be an excellent leader with a passion and commitment to improving the life changes of our children
  • Have a proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to contribute to the strategic vision and direction of the school
  • Excellent inter-personal and motivational skills

Visits are warmly welcomed. Please contact Michelle Smith, HR Manager at to arrange a visit to Iceni Academy.

Connected Learning Aims are:-

Collaborative, meaningful partnerships
Outstanding leadership
Nurturing environments where children feel safe to learn
Networks across the communities
Equality of opportunities in inclusive schools
Culture of continuous professional development for all
Tolerance and respect for everyone
Effective teaching and learning
Dedicated professionalism

Life skills to prepare children for their future
Every child matters
Aspirational, active learners enjoying and achieving
Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness, resourcefulness, research
Negotiated behaviour improvement, respecting all
Interacting with technology
Next steps learning
Golden goals, gifts and talents

Connected Learning Multi-Academy Trust are committed to:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people;
  • Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;
  • Promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs;

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment. It is recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and fulfilled in the roles they undertake.

All appointments are subject to a DBS Check.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Michelle Smith
Gloucester Avenue
Shrub End, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9AZ
Telephone: 01206 573807

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