Job Description

Required: September 2023

Uppingham School has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional teacher to lead our Learning Support department and take responsibility for managing all aspects of SEND provision as Head of Learning Support & SENCO.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Head Academic, you’ll work collaboratively with heads of departments, teachers, Housemasters and Housemistresses, and our pastoral team. The Head of Learning Support contributes to the training and development of teachers so that the needs of SEND pupils are provided for in the classroom. You will also work with the Admissions department concerning prospective pupils with SEND, and take responsibility for the effective deployment of the Learning Support department’s resources.

You will have the opportunity to work with pupils in small groups and on an individual basis across the 13-18 age range. In the role of SENCO, you’ll take responsibility for all examination access arrangements, working closely with the School’s appointed Educational Psychologist and Exams Officer.

The successful candidate will be a strong, dynamic individual with excellent subject knowledge, good management skills, and the ability to build a strong rapport with pupils. Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and work as part of a team are also essential. A PGCE or equivalent qualification is desirable.

We’re looking for someone to join us who has the vision, energy, and compassion to develop a department which supports the community to the highest standards possible, who appreciates the wider life of a seven-day-week boarding school. If you’re ready to take on this exciting opportunity and make a positive impact on the lives of our pupils, we want to hear from you.

In return, Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Death in service cover with a lump sum of twice annual salary
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual admin fee) – Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee day place discount for children of staff
  • Retail and restaurant discounts, via Westfield platform
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free annual influenza jabs
  • Westfield health care package
  • Recognised as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer
  • Recognised as a ‘Mindful’ employer

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 5th May 2023.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 11th May 2023.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo full screening in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE), including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils will be explored at interview. 

At Uppingham School, we value a truly inclusive, fair and equal work environment for all. Opportunities to work at Uppingham School are open to all, at all levels. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce and actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates who have black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds. 


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