SENCo - Extended Leadership Team KS3-KS5

Ralph Thoresby School, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7RX

12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP or 1st January 2023

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

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SENCo - Extended Leadership Team KS3-KS5 job summary

To start: 1st January 2023 (or sooner if possible)

Full or part time considered. We will also consider applicants willing to undertake the National Qualification for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination

The Headteacher and Governors of this successful and diverse school are looking to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic SENCo.

The school are looking to appointment someone with extensive experience of supporting children with a range of SEND. The candidate also needs to have leadership experience in an educational setting as they will be a vital part of the Senior Leadership Team and will lead the school inclusion team.

We are looking for:

  • An experienced and qualified teacher with extensive experience of SEND or a willingness to gain the relevant qualification
  • A candidate with current knowledge of SEND development and the SEND Code of Practice.
  • Someone with excellent knowledge and understanding of safeguarding.
  • Leadership skills and someone who can lead, motivate and inspire colleagues to continually achieve excellence and raise standards for all groups of students.
  • A positive and forward thinking outlook.
  • Someone with the ability to prioritise, plan time and organise themselves effectively.
  • Someone with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, students, families and external professionals.
  • Someone who is passionate about inclusion and in meeting the needs of all young people.

We can offer you:

  • A strong supportive ethos where everyone is valued
  • A vibrant and inclusive school
  • Fantastic students, families, staff and governors
  • A diverse community, rich in local resources and partnerships
  • A commitment to support your professional development
  • A highly rewarding place of work
  • A well resourced learning environment, including specialist resources for students with complex physical needs.

Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. Please contact Lizzie Hodgson at the school if you would like to arrange a visit

Closing date for applications: 7th October 2022

Interviews will be held during the week of 17th October

Please contact Mrs Lizzie Hodgson for further information at

Applying for the job

Thank you for taking time to read and digest our information. If you wish to apply for the post of SENCo at Ralph Thoresby School, then you should:

•Complete fully the attached application form, ensuring all details are accurate and all declarations are signed. Please ensure you enclose two professional referees with one being your current employer (with email addresses if possible). Do not enclose additional CVs.

•Support your application with a word-processed covering letter detailing how your experience and qualifications fit the role of SENCo (2-sides A4 maximum – Arial 11 point).

•Submit your letter and application form to be received by Friday 7th October by 12noon at the latest.

Please address all return mail to;
Mrs L Hodgson - Resources Manager
Ralph Thoresby School
Holtdale Approach
LS16 7RX

Or by email:

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About Ralph Thoresby School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1046 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0113 397 9911

Ralph Thoresby is committed to making a difference to the lives of our learners by providing dynamic and inspiring teaching and learning. The right candidate will be driven by the belief that every learner can achieve and will share their knowledge and expertise with our staff team to deliver further successes. Inclusion is prioritised at Ralph Thoresby which is well resourced and the school has a good reputation for SEND provision.

Arranging a visit to Ralph Thoresby School

School visits are welcome. Please contact Mrs Lizzie Hodgson on 0113 397 9911 or

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