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Lead Teacher for Complex Needs

Education - School


Oak Learning Partnership


Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ

Tel: 0161 766 1597




“An outstanding school”

(Ofsted November 2014)


Lead Teacher for Complex Needs

Mainscale plus 1 SEN + TLR 2B

Required for as soon as possible


Ofsted November 2014
“There is a wide range of ability among the students but they all make excellent progress from their starting points, as a result of the individualized support they receive.”


Do you want a challenge? Do you want a career move which is highly satisfying where you can impact on the lives of young people every day? Do you have vision to develop a department? If so this post may be for you!


We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational departmental lead/middle leader for young people with complex needs.  Elms Bank is an outstanding generic secondary special school for pupils aged 11-19. You will join a team of professionals working with a range of complex needs including pupils who are on the autistic spectrum and pupils who have sensory processing disorders. We are looking for a colleague who will support the development of a whole-school ethos in which the raising of pupils’ attainment is central to your work on a day-to-day basis. The school community will need to see you as a highly effective leader who is able to lead by example by being an excellent practitioner. You will need to be innovative, creative, forward thinking and have a passion for working with the vulnerable children in our school to ensure they get the education and care they deserve. This will be the opportunity for you to make a real difference.


The successful candidate will:

·        Have extensive experience and skills in working with pupils with a range of SEND/complex needs and be passionate about helping all our young people to achieve to their full potential.

·        Be able to demonstrate how their work has had a significant impact on the whole school and how they have raised standards

·        Be able to demonstrate outstanding classroom practice and be able to lead outstanding teaching and learning

·        Have excellent interpersonal, organisational, leadership and management skills

·        Have a strong commitment to innovative curriculum development, which should include a good knowledge of  provision for pupils with complex needs and demonstrate that you are passionate about your learning in this area


You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. You will have a pivotal role in the development for our young people with very complex needs. We want you to have vision for the provision, which can be developed. Applications from colleagues who meet the criteria are welcome from mainstream or special settings. Mainstream colleagues will need to demonstrate their commitment to SEND provision and how they have enhanced the provision in their own setting.

For further information click on the below links:

Information Pack
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form
Application Form Guidance


Applicants are welcome to visit the school, please telephone Georgina Barnett, HR Administrator to arrange an appointment.


Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.


Applications are returnable to Mrs O Langley-Sadler, Headteacher at, by 9.00am, Thursday 21st November 2019.

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working hours

full time

application deadline

9 00 am

21st Nov 2019

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