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
will have extensive knowledge and experience of working with children
with a range of complex needs for example ASC, ADD, ADHD, ODD and attachment
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
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
Please note we DO NOT accept applications
by CV and are unable to offer Visa Sponsorship.
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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