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SENDCo

Salary
Leadership Scale L1-L10 (£42,195 - £52,723)
Hours
1 FTE
Closing Date
Monday January 31st, 2022 9am
Interview Date
4 February 2022

The Role

Trinity Academy St Edward’s

SENDCo

Leadership Scale L1-L10 (£42,195 – £52,723)

Trinity Multi Academy Trust is proud to have transformed the life chances of thousands of pupils across its existing academies, and our core values of Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility run through all aspects of academy life. Our secondary academies consistently achieve academic results which place them in the top 10% of highest performing academies in the country and receive national and international recognition for the quality of their provision.

As a Trust we were excited to have been chosen by the Department for Education as their approved sponsor to open a new secondary school to support the increasing population of Barnsley. In September 2021 Trinity Academy St Edward’s opened its doors to a founding cohort of Year 7 students from across the town.

We are now seeking a SENDCo who is resolute in their approach to supporting children to overcome any barriers to learning that they may face.

The role of SENDCo will play a key part of shaping the academy’s future. We are looking for a dedicated, passionate, and strong leader with a successful track record of leading SEND and inclusion, with demonstrable impact on students’ lives. You will have operational oversight of all the SEND provision in the academy and help to shape a bespoke curriculum for children who may need extra support. You will quality assure the work of our teachers in the classroom, ensuring that quality first teaching is at the heart of our offer. As we grow year on year, you will be responsible for ensuring our children’s needs are met fully in and out of the classroom and you will decide upon the strategy of in-class support. Transition plays an important part in the role, and you will work closely with our primary schools to develop positive working relationships and ensure that all School Focused Plans and EHCPs are secondary appropriate. You will play an instrumental part in the training and development of our staff, using your expertise and that of others, to ensure we train them to be the very best in supporting children with identified difficulties in our academy. You will work closely with the pastoral team and triangulate the impact of learning, behaviour, and special needs. You be part of safeguarding team and be the nominated person for Looked After Children. This role will ensure you become part of the heartbeat of the inclusion systems in the academy. Inclusion is the centre of all we do at Trinity Academy St Edward’s, this role ensures the successful applicant becomes a key cog in our children’s future successes.

We welcome applications from both secondary and primary colleagues. We will only have two-year groups when the role starts, so expertise in primary pedagogy, particularly the core subjects, would help the successful applicant in the role as would secondary pedagogy and experience.

Our ideal candidate will have the highest expectations and aspirations for all our children and be the champion of our most vulnerable pupils. They will have a passion for inclusion and SEND and be well qualified to take on the role of SENDCo. They will demonstrate a secure knowledge in pedagogical, curricular, and pastoral strategies that support our most vulnerable pupils and enable them to succeed.

What we can offer:

  • Full support from a dedicated team of senior leaders from around the trust
  • A first class Behaviour for Learning system
  • Excellent teaching resources
  • Career progression and cross-trust working
  • An excellent CPD package for all staff, including a further comprehensive programme of professional development provided through the Trinity Institute of Education and West Yorkshire Maths Hub
  • A range of staff benefits including reduced cost healthcare; cycle to work schemes, counselling service

You must be fully committed to optimising the opportunities that are available to children and young people, secure in the knowledge that you will be joining an ambitious, forward-thinking Academy Trust that sets the standards for our family of academies.

We are holding a recruitment evening on Tuesday 25th January 2022 (5:30pm – 6:30pm) where you will have the opportunity to look around our school, meet some of our amazing team and learn more about the opportunities on offer. To register your attendance please email recruitment@stedwards.trinitymat.org. If required, this event will be held remotely. Places will be limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to arrange a telephone discussion with the Principal, please email recruitment@stedwards.trinitymat.org.

Start date:         Thursday 1 September 2022
Closing date:    9am Monday 31 January 2022
Interviews:       Friday 4 February 2022

Trinity Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer and want our staff profile to reflect the community we serve.