Executive Lead SENCO

Astrea Academy Trust, Sheffield, S9 4WG

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

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£46,920 per annum

Executive Lead SENCO job summary

 Do you want the chance to actively contribute to the continued development of the established Astrea Multi Academy Trust?

Do you want to be part of a Central Team which is passionate about making a difference to the lives of children?

Do you have the passion and motivation to inspire others, and the ability to lead change and deliver excellence?


If so, then you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to join the Astrea family and be involved in working to accelerate learning for the children and young people in our schools. The person appointed will be an outstanding practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards, as well as a proven ability to take a lead on SEND initiatives.


Astrea Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Executive Lead SENCO who will work to support the Head of SEND and Therapeutic Services, as well as Education Team colleagues, in securing the continued improvement of SEND and Alternative Provision practices, and to provide vital support to mainstream and specialist settings in relation to day-to-day SEND support, including the delivery of targeted interventions, where appropriate.    

The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge of the everyday practicalities and challenges of SEND and Alternative Provision, as well as experience of supporting professionals in the development of SEND Support Plans, in gathering evidence for statutory assessments, and in the completion of annual reviews of EHCPs. 

The successful applicant will have experience of working with Local Authorities and other stakeholders at an operational level. A thorough knowledge of teaching and learning, as well as the national curriculum, will also support the successful applicant with ensuring that curriculum adaptations are effective and support learners with SEND to access an ambitious learning experience.

Any experience in using specialist screening and assessment tools and/or the application of access arrangements would be welcomed.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional SEND practitioner to join a dynamic team, and receive the enhanced support and opportunities that the Trust is able to provide. 

We welcome all applicants who meet the essential criteria in the recruitment pack.

Interview date: 13th July 2022

Applying for the job

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About Astrea Academy Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

Starting out with six schools in 2016, we are now a thriving family of 26 academies spread throughout South Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire. Our aim is that every child gets a brilliant education, we will do this by pursuing aspirational standards with tenacity and drive, and by never settling for second best and not tolerating something that does not live up to our standards. We will remove performance barriers and develop a scholarly culture of behaviour and learning from students and of pedagogy and curriculum from our staff to ensure our children learn, thrive and lead successful lives.

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