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SEN Lead - Administration and Student Support

(10-12 hours per week)

Elmhurst Ballet School is a highly successful vocational dance school based one mile from the city centre in Edgbaston.  In 2015 Elmhurst was judged by ISI to be Excellent in all areas and Exceptional in ballet.  

For January 2019 (or sooner if possible) the school is seeking to recruit a part-time SEN Lead – Administration and Student SupportElmhurst is academically non-selective but has excellent levels of student achievement.  Students are taught in classes of around 25 at KS3, with small option groups at KS4 and KS5. The majority of students board at the school with a small number of day students. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a school that is highly successful where students have a desire to learn. Applications are welcome from qualified SEN practitioners and/or those that have relevant experience within the role, notably with writing IEP’s and preparing exam access arrangements.  

10 – 12 hours per week (term-time only) – the distribution of the hours across the week is negotiable.

Further information and an applicant's pack can be downloaded from below. Interested applicants may also request to visit the school by contacting Janet Clarson, PA to the Vice Principal, on 0121 472 6655.


To apply for this role please download the application pack and forward to Elmhurst Ballet School, F.A.O. Liz Innis, 249 Bristol Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UH. Alternatively completed application forms can be emailed to jobs@elmhurstdance.co.uk


Closing date:            midday on Monday 1st October 2018

Interviews:                 w/c Monday 8th October 2018

Elmhurst Ballet School aims to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to upholding the safety and welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to child protection screening including reference checks with previous employers and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


SEN Lead - job description - August 2018
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The Right to Work in the UK Form
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