The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

Staff Vacancies

The Thomas Hardye School is a 13-18 mixed comprehensive school with 2300 on roll including 800 in the Sixth Form. It is a part of the Wessex Multi Academy Trust. We can offer excellent working conditions, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunity for further development at one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. The superb facilities include an on-site nursery and a new sports complex with subsidised membership for staff.

Wessex Multi-Academy Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This will be part of a safeguarding check, the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Front entrance to the Thomas Hardye School

Current Vacancies


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-Ordinator (SENDCo)

Contracted Hours:Full Time
Starting Salary:TLR 1.1
Applications Close:3rd February 2022

We require an outstanding Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator to join a large team working to support students with additional needs at the Thomas Hardye School.

The department consists of an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Inclusion, a SENDCO (role advertised), two deputy SENDCos and an SEND manager. Within the department we also have a specialist literacy teacher, an ASC specialist (whose role also spans across other schools), and a team who are responsible for running our ‘Skills for Life’ provision which is a qualification that runs in place of a GCSE. The Thomas Hardye School also has two resourced provisions, including one for students with complex communication needs and one for students with physical disabilities. These provisions are led by their respective base leaders, but the SENDCo has oversight of them. We require a successful, innovative leader with a strong understanding of how a school supports students with SEND to achieve their potential.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form to Mrs Anita Pullen (Headteacher’s PA) by the deadline.