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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    1 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L5 to L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate must:

  • Have experience as a SENCO.
  • Demonstrate and deliver excellent teaching with a strong record in KS2 (teaching commitment to be confirmed).
  • Be able to work under pressure within a strong team focused towards challenging goals.
  • Have high expectations of every child enabling them to make exceptional progress.
  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to manage their time effectively.
  • Knowledge of leading and managing the EHCP process and ensuring all applications for funding is identified, accessed and traced.
  • Able to co-ordinate support for children from specialist outside agencies.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of children’s needs and demonstrate knowledge of robust strategies and understanding of the challenges children with specific needs face.
  • Able to effectively lead a team of teachers and teaching assistants and manage the provision for pupils with additional needs across the whole school.
  • Be an excellent practitioner who can inspire, challenge, support and empower others in the delivery of SEND provision for all children with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Demonstrate a passion for supporting children through the curriculum who face challenging circumstances.
  • Committed to helping children access learning to make accelerated progress.
  • Have knowledge of specific interventions and how to measure impact of these interventions.
  • Able to work well as part of a team, and across a range of stakeholders.
  • Be keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school.
  • Be keen to learn and develop their skills as a school leader.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • A vibrant learning community with a warm and welcoming team who are committed to great teaching and learning for all its pupils.
  • Children who love learning and want to achieve.
  • A well-resourced and stimulating environment .
  • An established MAT of schools which shares and builds on effective practice.
  • A great place to work where colleagues are valued and receive high quality support with rich learning and development opportunities.

Further details about the role

Are you an outstanding teacher? Are you looking for a position in Senior Leadership? Are you a creative, inspiring, and dynamic leader with a passion for SEND? Do you have a strong understanding of the Code of Practice and a commitment to providing the best possible support for pupils with SEND? If so, we want you to join our team as our Special Educational Needs Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO).

Scientia Academy is a popular two form entry primary school with a nursery, we are committed to inclusion and provide a safe, nurturing environment where all children thrive. We are passionate about realising the life chances for every child.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead SEND across our school. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic, highly motivated and dedicated Assistant Head Teacher who will play a major role in the leadership and development of the school as part of our effective Senior Leadership Team.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for SEND, inclusion and behaviour management and who shares our very high expectations of children’s learning, achievement, and behaviour. You will be able to demonstrate that you are an outstanding, experienced classroom practitioner, an inspirational leader who can motivate pupils and colleagues with strong and proven leadership skills and that you are committed to working in partnership with pupils, parents, governors, and the wider community.

The school welcomes applications from both experienced SENDCOs and those already working towards the recognised SENCO qualification (NASENCO).

Commitment to safeguarding

At REAch2 we recognise that those who work in an academy are in a unique position in their care of children. The responsibility for all staff to safeguard pupils and promote their welfare, as stated in Section 175 of the Education Act (2002) is one that is central to our ethos, our policies and our actions. All children are deserving of the highest levels of care and safeguarding, regardless of their individual characteristics or circumstances, and we are committed to applying our policies to ensure effective levels of safeguarding and care are afforded to all our pupils.
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About Scientia Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
460 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Scientia Academy is a purpose built primary school for children aged 3 to 11 years old. The school opened in 2013 and has continued to grow year on year. We are now a popular, over-subscribed school, with a thriving nursery which offers 30 hour provision for working parents. We offer Wrap Around Care with a busy Breakfast and Afterschool Club. The aim of Scientia Academy is to raise standards of achievement by providing a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children are enabled to become independent, responsible and enthusiastic learners. The provision of equal opportunities, effective planning, teaching and assessment is intended to encourage all individuals to have high expectations and to recognise their own successes and improvements. We are very proud of the social and cultural diversity of our school. The children and staff come from a variety of different countries and we aim to celebrate the richness that this brings to the school. This diversity is reflected in our curriculum, our policies and procedures and our school environment.

Arranging a visit to Scientia Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@scientia-academy.org.uk.

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