7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L9 - L13 £50,026 - £55,202

Job summary

The Role

We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual, with proven experience to contribute to the leadership of our SEN function.

We are a mainstream Academy and our guiding principle is one of inclusion and our aim is to identify possible barriers to learning for all students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

Our SEND team consists of an Assistant Principal - SENCo, Assistant SENCo, and a team of Academic Mentors, all of whom are experienced and qualified. Each Academic Mentor is linked to individual students as a student champion. Our teachers are trained to support students with SEND and lessons are personalised to the student’s strengths and areas for development and differentiating any work accordingly. All SEND students carry a Passport of reasonable adjustments and teachers are aware of these needs.

Joining us, you will contribute to our teaching and learning strategy, be accountable for raising standards of teaching and learning, and model best practice when delivering lessons within SEND. The role will involve delivering 8 hours of teaching per week.


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental opportunities across the Trust.

In Return

We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:

Cycle to Work scheme
Taste Card
Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
Access to a fitness suite, located at The de Ferrers Academy

To Apply

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact The Trust HR Team via email careers@deferrerstrust.com

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
737 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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About Granville Academy

One of the key strengths of the Academy is the positive relationships between staff and students. We have a friendly, respectful and harmonious environment. We are truly inclusive and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Within our school community, students and staff are known, valued, developed and supported to be successful.

We believe that every member of our community has the right to feel safe; tolerance, respect and fairness underpin the fabric of our ethos and are promoted through the traditional British values such as treating each other with respect, being courteous and polite. We have a strong commitment to helping and encouraging our students to make a positive contribution to their community. Granville is at the heart of the Woodville community, and we take every opportunity to be involved in joint events and projects.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.
At Granville Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

School location

Burton Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR

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