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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024 or September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 January 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 November 2023

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Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale Points 6-10 (subject to job evaluation)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want the chance to actively contribute to the process of shaping England’s largest primary academy trust?

Do you want to be part of a leadership 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?

Do you have specific skills in SEND?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all of the above, then REAch2 might just have the perfect post for you!

We are seeking to appoint two exceptional individuals asRegional SENDCo, to help raise the quality of education, provisions, attainment and opportunities for children across REAch2 and to support the implementation and embedding of our REAch2 SEND Strategy. With a national reach and over 60 primary schools divided into two regions, the Regional SENDCo will report directly into REAch2’s Head of SEND and work with individual schools, clusters, school leaders and the wider education team.

This is an exciting new role for someone who is passionate about developing Special Educational Needs provision and supporting the Trust. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in the analysis of performance data for the purposes of target setting and evaluation.
  • Experience of having led, or made a significant contribution to, the success of a school, through its leadership, pupil outcomes and ethos.
  • Experience of supporting staff to optimise attainment and progress of pupils, especially those with SEND.
  • Extensive experience of successfully and effectively working with children with a wide range of significant barriers to learning.

What the school offers its staff

We offer a flexible work location for this role, paid travel, very competitive salary plus membership of the generous Teachers Pension Scheme, A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

REAch2 is working towards improving the diversity of the governance and leadership of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to leading our Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

Further details about the role

One of the main areas of focus initially will be the targeting of those schools with the highest number of outstanding EHCP assessments and supporting with collating paperwork and chasing outstanding evidence. Therefore, it would be desirable that the successful individuals have extensive experience of the graduated response and needs assessment processes.

This is a home-based position that will involve travel to schools in your assigned clusters on a regular basis. The cluster grouping is as follows:

Regional SENDCo One

Cluster 1 – Cannock, Staffordshire, Telford and Wolverhampton

Cluster 2 – Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire and Lichfield

Cluster 3 – Rugby, Atherstone, Birmingham and Nuneaton

Cluster 4 – Letchworth Garden City, Hitchin, Harlow and Aylesbury

Cluster 9 – Reading (Dark Blue)

Regional SENDCo Two

Cluster 5 – Lowestoft and Beccles

Cluster 6 – Essex, Clacton on Sea, Colchester and Ipswich

Cluster 7 – Croydon and West Sussex

Cluster 8 – Kent, Gravesend, Bexley Heath, Purfleet and Deptford

Cluster 10 – London – Waltham Forest, Chigwell, Dagenham, Leyton and Romford

Commitment to safeguarding

At REAch2 we recognise that those who work in an academy are in a unique position in their care of children. The responsibility for all staff to safeguard pupils and promote their welfare, as stated in Section 175 of the Education Act (2002) is one that is central to our ethos, our policies and our actions. All children are deserving of the highest levels of care and safeguarding, regardless of their individual characteristics or circumstances, and we are committed to applying our policies to ensure effective levels of safeguarding and care are afforded to all our pupils.

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About Scientia Academy

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

Scientia Academy is a purpose built primary school for children aged 3 to 11 years old. The school opened in 2013 and has continued to grow year on year.

We are now a popular, over-subscribed school, with a thriving nursery which offers 30 hour provision for working parents. We offer Wrap Around Care with a busy Breakfast and Afterschool Club.

The aim of Scientia Academy is to raise standards of achievement by providing a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children are enabled to become independent, responsible and enthusiastic learners.

The provision of equal opportunities, effective planning, teaching and assessment is intended to encourage all individuals to have high expectations and to recognise their own successes and improvements.

We are very proud of the social and cultural diversity of our school. The children and staff come from a variety of different countries and we aim to celebrate the richness that this brings to the school. This diversity is reflected in our curriculum, our policies and procedures and our school environment.

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