Director of Additional Needs and Inclusion

Director of Additional Needs and Inclusion

About the role

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner to lead and manage our Ofsted Good rated and double award-winning provision for students with Additional Needs.

The staff team within the department are united in their inspirational drive, unwavering commitment, and dedication to ensure that every individual accesses a curriculum that is completely bespoke and personalised to their assessed needs. Success and equity for students is achieved by meticulous planning throughout an early transition process and delivery of a holistic approach to ensure very high retention and achievement, above national averages.


Key Responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring high quality provision in The Willow Tree Centre, Foundation Learning, Prince’s Trust and across all provision types at the college for all students with ALS needs.

  • Lead and manage a large team of 90 -100 staff, including teachers, specialist SEN support staff, Job Coaches and LSAs, ensuring timely completion of HR processes such as performance development reviews, learning reviews, probationary reviews, absence management and recruitment
  • Lead The Willow Tree Centre provision for students with complex and profound needs, working closely alongside the Deputy Head who manages the provision on a day to day basis.
  • Lead and manage the Foundation Learning provision for students with severe and moderate needs.
  • This role requires somebody to collaborate with a GFE College to imbed and understand inclusivity and alternate ways of working/learning. Therefore the ability to support with creating bespoke programmes to support the full remit if learners is key.
Skills, knowledge and expertise

Qualifications and training

Skills and expertise

We are looking for someone who is efficient and adaptable in styles of communication whether that be form knowing Makaton to talk directly with out learners to then have the ability to manage some relationships with stakeholders such as local authorities.

Experience of supporting students with PMLD and SEMH is essential for this role.

Experience working as a SENCO or co-ordinating cross-college SEND support is desirable.

How to Apply

We look forward to receiving your application and knowing more about your qualifications, skills, personal qualities and experience that you would bring to the role and to Telford College. Please take time to review the job description.

Please complete the online application form with details of your full employment history (since leaving school, including education, employment and voluntary work) including reasons for any gaps in employment. This should also include a statement of the personal qualities and experience you believe are relevant to your suitability for the post and how this meets the job description and person specification requirements. Your application form will be re-produced in a standard format by the system (without personal identifiers) to assist us in our anonymised shortlisting process.

Under Section 7 of SVGA 2006 it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The college’s safeguarding policies are available here.

Application deadline
May 28, 2023 11:00 pm
Foundation and High Needs
Employment type
Telford College - Wellington, Telford
Reporting to
Vice Principal Curriculum
Potential interview date
From June 19, 2023
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