This job expired on 19 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021


This teaching role is at more than one school in the local authority. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Contract type
Leadership 4- 8 (£45,434 -£50,151)

Job summary

Cavendish Learning Trust are looking to appoint a Director of Primary SEND to lead and develop high quality SEND provision and implement early intervention strategies to help all pupils achieve their full potential across three of its schools.

The Director of Primary SEND role is alongside a permanent position and offers a genuine opportunity to lead. We are happy to consider an experienced or an aspiring SENDCO with a working knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice and current SEN legislation. As well as having a good understanding of the needs of pupils with SEND and of the needs of their parents.

We are looking for somebody who:
• Enjoys working with children and is driven in making a difference in their lives
• Is an outstanding classroom practitioner, able to model good practice and advise other staff
• Is positive and forward thinking
• Is keen to develop professionally
• Is committed to working in partnership and able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders

We expect the successful candidates to:
• Be knowledgeable about all aspects of SEND- cognition and learning, communication and language, SEMH, physical difficulties
• Have experience of or the capability of developing and delivering programs for pupils with SEND
• Have an enthusiastic and creative approach to supporting children with SEND and are able to support colleagues in developing a strong inclusive practice
• Have knowledge of the EYFS and the National Curriculum as well as national strategies related to teaching pupils with SEND
• Have proven excellent behaviour management skills
• Have strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
• Be a good team player, with a caring and dedicated approach and with the ability to motivate others
• Have a good knowledge and understanding of effective record keeping and how to present data effectively
• Have a positive professional attitude and the ability to build effective working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders.
• Be flexible and willing to try out new initiatives and able to manage your own time effectively.

In return, we can offer:
- opportunities to work with colleagues and leaders from across the trust
- a commitment to your professional development as a leader
- a supportive staff team who are committed to working together to make a positive difference for every child
- Dedicated SENDCo release time

If you have any further questions or you would like a discussion about the role or would like to arrange a visit, please see the section in the Candidate Information Pack on ‘How to Apply and Visit our Academy’.

Closing Date: 19th September 2021
Provisional Interview Date: 28th September 2021

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Schools overview

Contact email
Contact phone number
01246 479013

About the schools

Barrow Hill Primary Academy
Dunston Primary Academy
Whittington Moor Infant and Nursery Academy

School details

Barrow Hill Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Dunston Primary and Nursery Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
294 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Whittington Moor Nursery and Infant Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 7
Education phase
School size
83 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 7

School locations

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