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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time: Be available to work for 195 days in any school year as specified by the Principal. Perform duties specified by the Principal for 1265 hours in any school year. Additionally to 1265 hours, work reasonable hours as necessary to enable them to discharge effectively their professional duties.

Contract type


Pay scale

LPS (L16-L20)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic Assistant Principal that will work to ensure that all Shelfield students receive the very best support and education possible to meet their individual needs. The role is offered as an Assistant Principal ensuring that the needs and interests of SEND students are represented in every decision made. The role will be ideally suited to someone who is well informed by current educational research and practice, understanding how to maximise impact in an inclusive way.

As an Assistant Principal the role also requires you to support the leadership of the academy, being a presence around the building and helping to create the climate for outstanding teaching and learning. You will work closely with SLT in the development of the academy improvement plan and in self-evaluation activities. The role reports to the Vice Principal for SEND and Inclusion.

All students at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy receive the full curriculum entitlement. As SENDCo, the successful candidate will work closely with the Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning to provide strategies and training for classroom teachers to ensure that their pedagogy meets the needs of all.

The core purpose of this role is in helping the academy develop our SEND provision. Whilst there is an expectation to be teaching as part of the role, the subject you offer is not a limiting factor.

This is an ideal opportunity for career progression, and a chance to lead the way in developing highly effective approaches to SEND provision. Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details.

As part of your wider duties and responsibilities, you are required to promote and actively support the Academy’s responsibilities towards safeguarding. This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and suitable references.

What the school offers its staff

Ormiston Academies Trust is an exciting and dynamic place to work. With a head office and 40 primary, secondary and special schools, working for OAT offers an abundance of opportunities. We can all play a part in making a difference, shaping our schools/education system, and teaching and developing children, creating schools where no one is disadvantaged. Our people are our greatest asset and at Ormiston Academies Trust you can be assured that if you invest in our children and our mission, we will invest in you and your career development.

For our staff, effective professional development is core to securing positive outcomes for our children. It cannot exist in isolation; rather it requires a pervasive culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for staff to support one another to develop so that pupils benefit from the highest quality teaching and care. The thousands of professional decisions that must be made every day need to be informed by the best evidence, knowledge and professional wisdom.

At OAT, our mission is to be the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside of the classroom. We recognise that to achieve this aim, we must invest in our staff so effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is at the heart of OAT’s work to engage, develop and retain talented staff within the Trust.

Benefits of working for OAT include:

  • Extensive CPD and networking opportunities for all OAT staff
  • Free 24/7 confidential counselling service available to all OAT staff in schools
  • A generous holiday allowance
  • Membership of a generous pension scheme (LGPS or TPS)

Commitment to safeguarding

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The academy’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found on the academy website.

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About Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1390 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy is an exciting and dynamic place to work. We are an oversubscribed secondary academy with over 1400 students on roll at Key Stages 3-5. Our core drivers of Outcomes, Values and Choices are at the heart of our daily actions and interactions and we pride ourselves on building strong relationships based on mutual respect, at all levels.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email postbox@scacademy.co.uk.

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