Staff Vacancies

Send in your CV and cover letter to Angela McMahon (Principal's EA): [email protected]


We seek a highly skilled, motivated and enthusiastic primary or secondary school registered teacher to lead our Learning Support Department at Birkenhead College. We require an experienced teacher who is passionate about supporting and empowering our ākonga with diverse learning needs in inclusive environments and has excellent interpersonal skills to build respectful relationships with students, staff and our community. 

As SENCo you should have an understanding of Ed Psych reports, specialist learning assessments, SAC requirements, and have experience in school-based assessments. The evaluation of specific learning difficulties, developing IEPs, as well as the management and welfare of tamariki with a range of learning needs and health conditions is also involved in this role. You will need to be able to liaise effectively with external agencies such as RTLB. 

As the Head of Learning Support, you will work with a team of teacher aides to support and work with designated students with learning needs (as well as with their teachers), to enhance the student’s participation and achievement in order to prepare them for their future pathways. You will also work closely with the SLT.

If you are passionate about working with students who have learning challenges, and really want to make a difference in their education but don’t yet have all the necessary skills, please do still consider applying for this position, as additional training to support you is possible. We would love to meet with interested teachers and would welcome school visits, so please get in touch to arrange a time. 

1 x MU and 1 x MMA

Applications close 7 October 2022