SENDCo Bruntcliffe Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job description

Required ASAP
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR2C (£6,829)

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download from The GORSE Academies Trust website (, by email to or by telephone on 0113 2523225. If you would like to know more about Bruntcliffe Academy, please visit our website at

Please note if you submit an electronic application, we will not require a hard copy. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 5 February 2020
Interview date: Monday 10 February 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and all applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

Essential educational requirements

•Good honours degree in Special Educational Needs or directly related subject.

Essential qualifications

•Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

•Outstanding classroom practitioner
•Knowledge of current curriculum developments in subject and their implications
•Good knowledge and understanding of current educational thinking
•Exceptional levels of literacy and the skills to disseminate this knowledge to others
•Proven ability to use intervention strategies to raise attainment of learners
•Ability to inspire and motivate others
•Ability to use data to track and monitor student learning and achievement
•Interactive use of IT systems for teaching and learning

•Several years’ experience dealing with Special Educational Needs.
•Excellent record of student performance in public examinations
•Several years’ experience of Middle Leadership
•Proven track record in raising standards and achievement
•Record of contribution to extra-curricular activities
•Record of contribution to whole school strategies
•Evidence of leading highly successful and aspirational Special Educational Needs events

Employee benefits

Ongoing CPD
Cycle Scheme
Specsavers Scheme

+ TLR2C (£6,829)

About Bruntcliffe Academy

Bruntcliffe Academy, previously Bruntcliffe High School, joined The GORSE Academies Trust in September 2015. Along with The Morley Academy, Bruntcliffe is situated centrally in the town of Morley itself. Over the course of recent years Bruntcliffe High School had failed its children and a position had established itself whereby families living on the same streets in the town were receiving a totally different standard of secondary education. The examination outcomes of 2014 and 2015 placed Bruntcliffe High School in the bottom 10% of schools nationally for the achievement of its students. To look at those examination outcomes in detail please go to the Department for Education website. So concerned were parents regarding standards at the school that in September 2014 hundreds of them met to protest to the local authority and the school’s governing body. As a consequence of that action The GORSE Academies Trust was asked to sponsor the school. Bruntcliffe Academy is slightly smaller than other secondary schools nationally, however, due to its improved reputation in the community we are confident that it will be oversubscribed by September 2018. The great majority of students are of white British heritage though the proportion who are classified as being disadvantaged is higher than that typically found nationally. Under the exceptional leadership of its Principal, Chris Stokes, the academy will continue to improve at a rapid pace making it an exciting place to work. We are also particularly excited about plans which are at an early stage to seek permission to demolish the current buildings and to build brand new, state of the art facilities by 2020 for the Bruntcliffe community. 0113 2523 225 Bruntcliffe Lane, Leeds, LS27 0LZ Principal: Mr C Stokes Chair of Gov: Tarsilo Onuluk Opened: September 2015 0113 487 8888

Bruntcliffe Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 0LZ