Primary Phase Lead

Castledon School, Wickford

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Job Ref No. ECC7045-253S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance and TLR 2a (£3214)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Primary Phase Lead: Unlocking Potential and Inspiring Futures

Join our vibrant school community where our motto, "Unlocking Potential," drives everything we do. We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Primary Phase Lead to help us live up to this promise, fostering an environment where every child and their families feel valued and supported.

What Makes You the Perfect Fit?
● Innovative Thinker: Your ability to adapt and innovate on the fly is key. Whether tweaking a lesson or engaging students through unique strategies, your creativity is your strength.

● Resilience in Action: Like spandex, your flexibility and resilience help you bounce back and keep going, even when faced with teaching challenges that demand quick thinking and adaptability.

● Adventurous Spirit: Ready for anything, your versatile approach will be tested from running clubs to exploring the wonders of Gruffalo woods. Your preparedness for all our learning environments is essential.

● Idea Generator: Constantly sparking with new ideas, you're eager to enhance every aspect of our school, from the curriculum to extracurricular activities, ensuring continuous growth and improvement.
Impact and Opportunity:

As our Primary Phase Lead, you will play a crucial role in delivering an inspiring and aspirational curriculum, specially designed for our young learners with special educational needs. Your efforts will be central to helping our students unlock their full potential, fostering independence and resilience.

We're Looking For:
● Leaders and Educators prepared for a journey that's mentally, emotionally, and physically rewarding, making a significant impact on students' lives.

● Individuals passionate about developing or sharing a specialisation, whether it's in a particular subject, autism, or behaviour management.

● Leaders committed to providing an inspiring curriculum, ready to bring subjects to life to enrich our learning environment.
Why Join Us?

We're dedicated to offering a curriculum that not only meets educational standards but goes beyond, equipping our pupils for future success. Your contribution as a Primary Phase Lead will be invaluable in this mission, and we invite you to visit our school and see the impact you can make.

Be Part of Our Mission:

If you're driven by the idea of unlocking potential and eager to contribute to a nurturing educational environment, we'd love for you to apply. Become our next Primary Phase Lead and help us shape the future of our young learners.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community and exploring the endless possibilities together. Join us in our journey of unlocking potential and inspiring futures.

Employee benefits

★ Special Education Need (SEN) Allowance £2539

★ We are a fringe school (circas £1300)

★ Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within Castledon School Academy Trust

★ Employee benefits such as reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme, flu vaccination, Benenden healthcare, social functions and CPD

★ Supportive leadership structure

★ An expanding and improving school with the development of new and exciting classrooms and facilities

As a school, we are committed to ensuring the welfare and safeguarding of all pupils. All staff will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the Academy for a discussion on the work that we do.

Information about the School

Castledon School is a Special School for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs from Year 1 - Year 14.


To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on, completed applications should be submitted to CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application. Full job description and person specification can be found at the end of this pack.

Shortlisted applicants may be screened prior to interview by checking social media sites. The purpose of such screening will be to ascertain whether a candidate demonstrates appropriate conduct, behaviour and suitability for employment in a school environment.

Closing Date: 14th April 2024

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 426707.

We look forward to receiving your application. You will be notified of your application status within two weeks of the vacancy closing date.

Safeguarding Children & Young People

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to the following satisfactory pre-employment checks:

· Health

· Identity

· Relevant work qualifications

· Right to work in the UK

· Barred List Check (previously List 99)

· Disclosure & Barring Service Check (for all staff and volunteers)

· References

· Childcare Disqualification Declaration Check (relevant Primary School posts only)

Information about the School

Castledon School is a Special School for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs from Year 1 - Year 14.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Juliet Winsor
Bromfords Drive, Wickford
Essex, SS12 0PW
Telephone: 01268 761252

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