This job expired on 2 June 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 08:00 – 16:00

Contract type


Pay scale

United Learning Trust Academy Leadership Pay Range

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • An ‘outstanding’ experienced teacher or a less experienced teacher with the potential to be consistently outstanding within a short timeframe.
  • Someone who shares our moral purpose of ensuring that all our young people receive the best education possible in a supportive environment from people who care about them.
  • Someone who is passionate about SEND and who will inspire our students.

What the school offers its staff

  • Highly competitive salary. We pay an average of 5% above national scales, the best rates of pay in the sector.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme.
  • Exceptional curriculum resources.
  • Expert subject advice.
  • Three extra INSET days for planning.
  • At least one personal day a year.
  • Polite, respectful and dedicated students who want to learn and fulfil their potential.
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
  • A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in other schools within the Yorkshire cluster and across United Learning.
  • Excellent employee benefits which include a highly sought-after pension scheme with high employer contributions.
  • Access to training through the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Generous staff discount scheme.
  • We are open to requests for flexible or part-time working; and we encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

Further details about the role

Sheffield Springs Academy is seeking to appoint a SENDCo to complement the existing team. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and influential SENDCo who will lead and manage the SEND Department.

The academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools and academies. Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 secondary school serving the Park, Manor and Castle wards of Sheffield. As part of United Learning our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’ and we continuously strive to ensure that students and staff have every opportunity to succeed, with their potential developed to the utmost. This is an excellent opportunity to join an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ academy. Our school has motivated, ambitious students with a high percentage of our students going on to attend Russell Group universities.

United Learning is one of the largest and most successful Trusts in the country who offers unrivalled Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, including opportunities for nationwide networking.

The city of Sheffield itself is a vibrant place to live and work with two universities and a range of entertainment opportunities alongside access to the beautiful Peak District within a 20-minute commute. Quality of life is routinely ranked highly and it is one of the greenest cities in Europe.

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button at the top of the advert on our website using the following link to our vacancies page: Sheffield Springs Academy Vacancies and complete our online application form. Please note that CVs are not accepted. The closing date for this post is 23:59 on 02 June 2024. We may close the vacancy sooner should we receive sufficient applications. As such, if you are interested in this position, please complete an application as soon as possible.

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact hr@unitedlearningyorks.org.uk

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, Right to Work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Sheffield Springs Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
984 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 secondary school and is Ofsted rated ‘Good’. As part of United Learning, our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’. Our values are Respect, Excellence, Ambition and Pride, and these are demonstrated in all aspects of academy life and by all members of our wonderful team

Sheffield Springs Academy is an outward-facing school, learning from outstanding schools both within the group and beyond. We are unapologetic about our high standards and unashamedly ambitious for all our students and our staff team, we are embarking upon a journey towards becoming a great school. As part of this journey, we are creating an academic culture that is warm, disciplined and joyful and ensures impeccable behaviour. We aim for a culture that means teachers can teach and students can develop their knowledge.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our Subject Specialists, Group-wide Intranet, our own curriculum and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, which supports simplifying work processes and managing workloads for an improved work-life balance.

We are committed to staff wellbeing and have a wide-reaching wellbeing programme in place, we listen to the views of our staff team and we strive to make Sheffield Springs a brilliant place to work. We hold celebration briefings, ensure early finishes on INSET days, have a realistic marking policy, calendar in meeting-free-weeks and host a range of wellbeing activities to make sure staff have the time and support they need to fully support our pupils.

Our academy is located at one of Sheffield’s highest points, with incredible views across our catchment area directly to Stanage Edge, Hathersage and beyond into the Peak District. We are less than 30 minutes from the beautiful Peak District National Park, only 15 minutes away from the M1 motorway network and just a 5-minute walk to the nearest Supertram stop which provides efficient links to all areas of the city. Sheffield is a vibrant and diverse city; we are incredibly lucky to be in such a fantastic location which offers so much.

Arranging a visit to Sheffield Springs Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email christodoulos.demosthenous@sheffieldsprings.org.

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