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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    22 November 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    30 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,468.00 - £25,095.00 Annually (Actual) 37 hours per week, term time only. Grade 6 (range SCP 16-22) Salary range £26,356 - £29,438 FTE (Pro rata salary range £22,468 - £25,095)

SEND Lead job summary

We are looking for a SEND Lead to work with the Inclusion Lead on the strategic direction and development of Special Educational Needs provision in the Academy. In addition, the post holder will also have safeguarding responsibilities.

The successful candidate will:

·         support teaching and learning so that all students with SEN within the Academy make maximum progress and will liaise with all relevant people, including outside agencies, in order to ensure that best practice is achieved and that all vulnerable pupils and pupils with SEN receive optimal assistance.

·         who will have a flexible approach, and knowledge and experience of working with children with SEN from Reception to Year 6.

·         who is highly resilient, has highly developed interpersonal skills and is emotionally intelligent.

·         will have extensive knowledge and experience of working with children with a range of complex needs for example ASC, ADD, ADHD, ODD and attachment difficulties.

·         will understand and use strategies to support our children and also model, train and upskill our staff. 

·         have a successful proven track record of working with children with a range of complex needs as there will be an expectation for them to set up and lead a High Needs Hub at Elm Academy.

·         who are passionate and ambitious with a drive and commitment to improve the life chances of our young people. 

What we have to Offer:

·         A visible and approachable senior leadership team and an enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.

·         A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.

·         All staff are part of a professional learning community in which evidence-informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.

·         Strong potential for career progression.

·         A culture that respects work-life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion.

·         An Employee Assistance Programme including in the moment support and counselling sessions with an external provider.

·         AAT Staff benefits include free eye testing for DSE users through Specsavers, free will writing through Dunham McCarthy Solicitors and reduced-price corporate gym membership through BH Live.

·         A competitive pension through Teachers’ Pensions or The Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff. 

·         Elm Academy has an ‘outstanding’ rating from OFSTED and is currently awaiting an inspection under the new framework.

·         We are a two-form entry Primary school with approximately 450 students on roll (including Nursery).

·         We are keen to develop our staff and offer the opportunities for continued professional development across all year groups.  

Should you wish to arrange a visit or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Rebecca Browne; HR Academy Lead at Rebecca.Browne@elm-academy.org.uk.

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offering excellent CPD opportunities

Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as AAT reserves the right to close applications early.

Please note we DO NOT accept applications by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks and an online search

High Expectations lead to High Achievers

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About Elm Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
449 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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