28 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


  • You will be an experienced practitioner with a strong background in working with children with SEN.
  • You will be required to hold a SENCo qualification.
  • Take ownership of evidencing our improvement of outcomes for SEN learners
  • Work closely with teachers and subject leaders to ensure that curriculum and teaching enables SEND students to make appropriate academic progress.
  • Liaise with the pastoral year group teams to remove identified barriers to learning
  • Manage and motivate the SEND support team


  • Committed to ensuring SEND students excel both personally and academically.
  • Keen to develop professionally.
  • Positive and forward thinking.

What the school offers its staff

Our Academy has a calm purposeful atmosphere. We strive to broaden horizons and challenge our students to achieve their potential. We offer a rigorous academic curriculum and a wide ranging enrichment programme.

We are one of six Academies which make up the Woodard Academies Trust (WAT). WAT is part of the Woodard family of schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos and vision: to inspire young people to make a difference.

Our ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to the students we teach. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals, and excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths for our students. Our aim is to offer students not only a first-class education, but also to teach them life skills that will provide benefits beyond their time with us. We believe that our academies should enrich the communities they serve and play an active role in their development.

Further details about the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Augustine Academy’s Senior Leadership Team as a new Assistant Principal - SENCo.

We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic SENCo to lead The Academy’s well established SEND department and develop the Academy’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) policy and provision in order to raise attainment and achievement of students with SEND.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of managing whole school SEND provision, delivering high quality interventions to vulnerable students, whilst also be able to demonstrate that they have effectively managed the co-ordination of staffing and resources across a whole school setting.

Applicants should demonstrate exemplary practice and act as role model for other staff, acting as and advocate/champion for supporting all pupils. Applicants will need to integrate within our friendly Academy team as well as needing excellent communication skills to develop a good relationship with students and staff.

Together with other members of the senior team and the Principal, the Assistant Principal will develop the vision and identify key priorities to ensure the Academy continues to prosper and provide an outstanding education for the local community.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts will be subject to satisfactory references and successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.

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About St Augustine Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
757 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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St Augustine Academy is committed to providing an principal education that ensures all students succeed and make the best of the opportunities and experiences available to them. Our core principles are based upon the educational, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students. We believe that students engage fully and reach their maximum potential when the environment is both caring and orderly, combined with teaching that fires their imagination and brings learning to life. Embedded in our curriculum are many opportunities for students to access the essential skills that have been identified by numerous employers as fundamental for successful employment. We place great emphasis upon leadership, teamwork, creative solutions and innovation. Our curriculum provides numerous opportunities for these and other relevant skills to be introduced, practised and mastered so that when our students go forward into the world of work they are fully prepared. The core purpose of academies is to transform the education and life chances of not only individuals but also the local community. We exemplify these notions as we seek to inspire our current students and those of future generations to succeed. We have a great deal to offer our community and look forward to working with others in ensuring that we genuinely do make a difference to the life chances of our students.

Arranging a visit to St Augustine Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ylambert@saa.woodard.co.uk.

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