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Deputy SEND Improvement Lead

Star Academies, Blackburn, BB1 2HT

This job expired on 2 October 2022

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary to be negotiated

Deputy SEND Improvement Lead job summary

This role will be based across all Star Academies including some flexible home working.


Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country? Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.

Who we’re looking for

Star Academies is searching for a collaborative leader who can join us on the next phase of our development. This post will involve significant MAT wide leadership opportunities and provides opportunities to work across the country in both Primary and Secondary schools.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced middle or senior leader and SENDCo to assist with the development of high-quality SEND provision across our diverse multi academy trust. The successful post-holder will work with SEND policies, developing standard operating procedures and overseeing outstanding support for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities.

The successful applicant will be a passionate and enthusiastic professional who is seeking to experience the additional responsibilities and challenges of a senior role across a group of schools.​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​You will have:

  • Degree qualification with Qualified Teacher Status and SENDCo qualification.
  • Substantial experience as a SENDCo.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring colleagues.
  • Up to date knowledge in SEND, including national policy, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, behaviour management strategies, inspection findings and statutory requirements.
  • In depth knowledge of assessment options which enable better understanding of the needs of children and young people.​​​​​​​

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 30 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

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Find out more

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact our Executive Recruitment Partner, Martin Blair at Hays Leadership, for a confidential discussion and to discuss the application process. It is important that you speak with Martin prior to making an application:

Telephone:07736 791 138

Email: martin.blair@hays.com.​​​​​​​

Key Dates

Closing Date:​​​​​​​Sunday, 02 October 2022 at midnight.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed.

Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

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Supporting documents

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About Star Academies

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number
07736 791 138

About Star Central

Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

About Star Academies

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact our Executive Recruitment Partner, Martin Blair at Hays Leadership, for a confidential discussion and to discuss the application process. It is important that you speak with Martin prior to making an application:

Telephone: 07736 791 138

Email: martin.blair@hays.com.​​​​​​​

About Star Academies

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