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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

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Working pattern

Full time, part time: 32.5 hrs 52 week Contract

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

Plus SEN Allowance + TLR £5,355.00

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Do you have the highest expectations and aspirations for every child and young person to be “the best they can be”?
  • Are you a passionate and dedicated teacher, with an excellent track record as a co-ordinator of provision for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities?
  • Are you looking for a lead role in a special school, working in partnership with students, families, other professionals, agencies and other educational settings?
  • Are you excited by all of the opportunities, challenges and rewards of working with children and young people with complex Special Educational Needs?

Then Kenwood Academy may be exactly what you are looking for…

What the school offers its staff

Kenwood Academy is an 11-19 Special School and part of Nexus Multi-Academy Trust. Every day we make a difference to the lives of the children and young people in our school community. We are proud of our great reputation with children and families, other professionals, and other agencies.

Our shared vision for Nexus Multi-Academy Trust is that we are constantly "Learning together, to be the best we can be". This vision is what we aspire for and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young people and their families. We are fully committed to partnerships and all the educational benefits of collaborative working. You can find out more at:www.nexusmat.org

Kenwood Academy is a new and growing school, opened on 1st January 2023, and expecting our first Ofsted inspection in Spring 2025. Our provision is based at four campuses: West Riding (11-16) in Barnsley, Nether Edge (11-14) & Broadfield (14-19) in Sheffield, and Enterprise Works (14-19) in Sheffield (near Meadowhall).

We have a fantastic and dedicated team of staff, indicated by our historically low staff turnover. We are currently expanding our provision and working to further broaden and deepen our ambitious curriculum; therefore, this is a wonderful opportunity for passionate and inspirational people to join our growing team.

You will be ready for a key role at one of our four campuses (listed above). You will be ready for the next step in school leadership and you will have a proven ability to deliver exceptional learning experiences for all our students. You will be confident working independently and working collaboratively as part of our whole-school SEND leadership team. The role is likely to include these key responsibilities:

  • Quality assuring and evaluating aspects of our personalised provision to meet students’ needs, potentially including our early reading provision, our nurture provision and our use of external Alternative Provision;
  • Reporting to the SENDCO and other Leaders and Governors and Trustees, including through formal EHCP Annual Review processes;
  • Leading and coordinating staff training;
  • Coordinating our approach to access arrangements for public examinations;
  • Line managing associate staff.

The students at Kenwood Academy deserve the very best education and an ambitious, rich curriculum. All have communication and interaction needs; many have social, emotional, and mental health needs; and many have other identified SEND. Most have missed a large part of their previous education for a variety of reasons. Although we cannot change their past educational experiences, we can work together to transform their futures. The students are at the heart of everything we do, and we strongly believe it is our responsibility to nurture their sense of belonging. We are here to ensure that every single student has the best opportunities to flourish through personalised learning, in a school where everyone feels welcome, safe, secure, and highly valued.

Further details about the role

Applications are welcome from candidates in all educational settings (including in mainstream and primary settings) who can demonstrate knowledge of special educational needs and disabilities.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit Kenwood Academy to find out more information, prior to interview. Visits can be arranged 15th – 30th April 2024. For a conversation about the vacancy or to arrange a visit please contact Richard Hadfield, Executive Headteacher, by email:kenwood@nexusmat.org

Please be aware that Kenwood Academy’s website is still under construction. Furthermore, if you wish to read Ofsted’s previous evaluation of our provision, please read the latest report for Becton School, through this website:www.becton.sheffield.sch.uk

To request a copy of the job profile or an application form, please email Julie Ramsden on:kenwood@nexusmat.org

Completed application forms must be emailed to Julie Ramsden at kenwood@nexusmat.orgby9am on Monday 22nd April2024.

A selection process will take place on 2nd or 3rd May 2024 – full details to be confirmed.

CVs will not be accepted.

Nexus Multi-Academy Trust and Kenwood Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer: we are committed to promoting diversity and we want a workforce which reflects our local communities.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kenwood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
128 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0114 2582140

Special School 11-19 year olds

Arranging a visit to Kenwood Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Kenwood@nexusmat.org.

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