This job expired on 23 January 2022

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    23 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 December 2021

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Full-time equivalent salary


Primary SENCO job summary

The Role Astrea Academy Sheffield opened in 2018 and has a unique opportunity for a Primary Phase SENDCo to help develop and shape the ethos and culture of a growing school. The SENDCo is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Additional and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities policy across the primary phase of the academy (Nursery to Year 3 currently, growing to Nursery to Year 6 over the coming years). The post holder will be expected to take a strategic lead in evaluating and developing the Special Educational Needs and Disability provision within the academy and ensuring that each pupil is positively encouraged, supported and challenged to make outstanding progress, whether that be through support at wave 1, wave 2 or wave 3. The successful candidate will be a confident individual will demonstrate experience working within a similar role and context. You will have strong ICT and organisation skills with great written and verbal communication skills and be able to work well as part of our enthusiastic, friendly and aspirational strategic leadership team. As Primary SENDCo you will: - Strategically lead on improving progress and attainment for pupils with additional needs in the primary phase at Astrea Academy Sheffield - Ensure pupils receive the funding that will enable the school to support their learning - Plan the strategic deployment of resources for intervention and support, monitor their impact and ensure their effectiveness - Be accountable for the delivery and review of statutory documents such as education health care plans and adherence to the SEND Code of Practice - Maintain a high level of expertise, knowledge and understanding around SEND identification and provision - Disseminate expertise through the delivery of training - Be accountable for managing staff workload and wellbeing within the provision for special needs pupils - Build strong and effective working relationships with other stakeholders and partners such as other trust staff, external agencies and the local authority We are looking for individuals who: - Have experience of leading SEND provision in a primary setting - Can lead change and ensure impact both in the short and long term - Have a strong understanding of early identification and provision for pupils with SEND - Communicate well and build strong and successful working relationships - Work well as part of a team but can also lead with clarity of purpose and vision on their area of responsibility - Have an absolute belief and commitment in the capacity of every single child to be successful, and an understanding that every child really does matter regardless of background.
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About Astrea Academy Sheffield

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 18
School size
809 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 18

Astrea Academy Sheffield is a through school situated in Sheffield, which opened in 2018. Each year, the school grows as we fill our year groups. In the primary phase we currently have pupils from nursery to year 3. The school represents a unique opportunity for a new member of staff to help us shape a growing school.

We are within commutable distance from Wakefield, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield and are a proud member of the Astrea Academy Trust family of schools.

We have the highest aspiration for our scholars to achieve their very best and grow both as individuals and as members of their community. The development of the whole child forms an integral part of our vision: we want the best for every student at Astrea Academy Sheffield irrespective of their background or needs.

Astrea Academy Trust are fully committed to being diverse and inclusive workforce where together we can embrace each other’s unique individuality, background and heritage. We are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ and all our application forms hide your personal information so we can focus solely on your experience, skills and qualities.

We believe that by reflecting and representing the communities and people we serve, we will better and further the life chances of our pupils.

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