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Glenfield Infant School

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Inclusion Leader

At Glenfield Infant School

‘All pupils and families are welcomed into the heart of the school’s generous community’.
‘Staff’s warmth, dedication and high expectations get pupils off to a flying start’.
‘Pupils believe in the school’s values of resilience and kindness’.

This was recognised in our ‘Good’ Ofsted report in October 2021.



HOURS: Full-time 1.0 FTE working Monday to Friday (with 2 days in class), or part-time 3 days.

SALARY: Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale (depending on experience) with a TLR2 allowance

CLOSING DATE: Monday 4th December. However, we reserve the right to appoint a person ahead of the closing date, should a suitable candidate be found before 4th December.

START DATE: January 2024 or as near to that date as possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Inclusion Leader to join our Leadership team at Glenfield Infant School, part of Hamwic Education Trust (HET).

HET is a large, fast-paced Trust with currently 35 academies across the South Coast. Linked to 6 community-based partnerships, there are 32 primary academies, 2 secondary and 1 hospital school.

We are a three form entry school set in beautiful woodlands close to Bitterne. We pride ourselves on our nurturing ethos which permeates throughout the school. We provide exciting opportunities across the curriculum to instill a love for learning.  Our children are happy and enjoy school due to the commitment of our caring and dedicated staff. We are keen to maintain this momentum through the appointment of a dynamic Inclusion Leader.

‘All about the Child’
At HET, we aim to put the child at the centre of everything we do.  We believe that by doing this, it drives our ethos and values to do the best we can for our children.

‘What about Sam’
Sam is the name we have given to the notional Hamwic child.  By asking ourselves ‘What about Sam?’ we ensure that we put our pupils at the heart of our decision making.

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, highly organised, impactful Inclusion Leader who shares our ambition to help all the pupils in our care achieve their fullest potential.  We are a nurturing, inclusive school with a strong belief in well-being and mental health. You will lead a team of motivated and well trained learning support assistants and well as supporting other teaching staff.

You will be a key member of the Leadership Team you will be focused on securing strong outcomes for pupils with SEND, those eligible for Pupil Premium and vulnerable pupils. This will also involve leading on positive behaviour management strategies to promote a calm, caring ethos across the school.

If you are ready for a new challenge and enjoy working with an organisation where no day will be the same, then please apply.


• Has experience of taking on the day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the SEN policy and
coordination of the provision made for individual pupils with SEN and those eligible for the Pupil
Premium, working closely with staff, parents/carers and other agencies.

• Can provide related professional guidance to colleagues with the aim of securing high quality
teaching for SEN, those eligible for the Pupil Premium and our most vulnerable pupils so that they
achieve the best outcomes possible.

• Has experience as a line manager of teaching assistants and higher-level teaching assistants
supporting their professional development and undertaking their performance management.

The successful candidate will not only benefit from the support of committed teaching and support staff, but also be part of a team which is enthusiastically driving the school forward and building upon its achievements. We believe that it is not just qualifications but personal qualities that will make you an ideal candidate to join our team. We are looking for someone who will bring genuine enthusiasm, a sense of humour and a passionate desire to make a difference to pupils through being effective in their role. We are looking for someone who holds the belief that irrespective of background and starting points, all pupils can and will be successful in their learning.

This role is either full-time with 2 days in class teaching or part-time 3 days.


Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes

  • In-house Teaching School
  • An individual induction programme supported by a mentor
  • Networking groups for Teachers, Business Managers, Site Teams and IT staff
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement for staff working 52 weeks per year which increases with length of service
  • Free eye tests up to the value of £25 for users of VDU equipment and contribution up to the value of £60 towards the purchase of glasses specifically for the use of display screen equipment (where all conditions are met)
  • Opportunity to become a school workplace Health and Wellbeing representative, meeting with other schools on a termly basis and feeding into the Health and Wellbeing strategy
  • Access to the Trust Health and Wellbeing pages
  • Access to a staff benefits portal through Vivup
  • Free confidential telephone and face to face counselling for staff and family members

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and complete the application form which can be found on our website at or at and return to Lois Gennings, School Business Manager by email to

We reserve the right to appoint a person ahead of the closing date, should a suitable candidate be found before 4th December 2023.

All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.


The Edwin Jones Partnership is part of an umbrella Trust called the Hamwic Education Trust. At the Hamwic Education Trust we offer unique opportunities for those individuals that excel in education.

We aim to deliver an outstanding education to our pupils and to do so we must employ outstanding people.

We offer a training pathway for all employees including teachers, support staff and our middle and senior leaders.

Our staff have opportunities to work on cross phase projects and to work in other schools within the Trust in order to gain invaluable experience and enhance their skills.