Deputy Headteacher & SENCo

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About the role

Our inspirational, creative and caring school is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for SEND due to the planned relocation of the current post holder.  The Governors wish to appoint a candidate with a proven track record of excellent classroom practice and commitment to continued school improvement.  The candidate will be part of our team, helping to provide a nurturing environment, recognise individuality and empower our children to reach their full potential.

Mary Exton School is a popular one-form entry school in the beautiful market town of Hitchin, just 35 miles from London.  We have a dedicated and hard-working school community, and our children are well-behaved, highly engaged and enjoy coming to school.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher or leader with the capacity to further develop their experience by working as part of a focused and ambitious leadership team.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an inclusive school with a real motivation for ensuring that all children achieve the very best that they can in all that they do.    The role would suit someone who is already a qualified SENCo, or who is prepared to complete the National SENDCo Award.

We can offer you:

  • An enthusiastic and dedicated Staff Team and Governing Body who are committed to moving the school forward;
  • children who are enthusiastic, independent and aspirational learners, keen to engage in all aspects of school life;
  • supportive and committed parent body who work alongside us;
  • great opportunities for personal and professional development; and
  • the chance to make a real difference in the journey of our school.


Please see attached job description and person specification.  This is a full-time, permanent position with a start date of 1st January 2021.

The interview process will be held in two parts; the first part will consist of a teaching and learning observation and task.  The second part of the process will consist of a presentation and panel interview.  This is subject to change.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and will be conducted in a socially distanced manner. If you are interested in joining our friendly team here at Mary Exton, please contact the school office for further details and to arrange a visit.

Mary Exton School is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS Checks.

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Contact details

Mrs Angharad Paterson , Headteacher
St Michaels Road Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 0QA

Telephone: 01462 456997
Fax: 01462 451756
Email: head@maryexton.herts.sch.uk
Website: http://www.maryexton.herts.sch.uk
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