2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    13 May 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership 3-8 (£44,331 - £50,151 per annum)

Job summary

Sybil Andrew Academy


Salary: Leadership 3-8 (£44,331-£50,151 per annum)

Start date: September 2021 (hand over in the summer term)

Contract type: Full time, permanent

Sybil Andrews Academy is focused exclusively on making a difference to the lives of young people. We are looking for a SENDCo to lead on the Teaching and Learning, Progress and Outcomes of SEND students.

Our core aims and values are:

being a great place to work where colleagues are valued, supported and encouraged to grow
a school which seeks to challenge itself
a school which embraces creativity, innovation and change driven by all colleagues.

Sybil Andrews Academy offers a bespoke training programme to all its staff. Our SENDCo will benefit from being a member of the Unity Schools Partnership which celebrates both professional development and career progression. The Teaching school which is part of Unity will support the successful candidate in this post and their future career. At Sybil Andrews Academy we see the right person for this role as being actively engaged with current teaching and learning practices, willing to be adaptable and flexible, provide updates to the Senior Leadership Team where necessary and be actively part of meetings pertaining to this. Furthermore, we see the right person as being able to lead the SEND department and provide both strategic and operational aims and objectives to the team in both the short and long-term.

Our new SENDCo will:-

Have a relentless drive to improve the outcomes for all SEND students at the academy
Be uncompromising about their approach to inclusion and learning for all SEND students
Able to manage, coach and mentor a team of individuals in order to get the best out of every staff member
Understand how to be strategic and meet the aims and purposes of wider academy improvement objectives
Be willing to undertake SENDCO training with immediate effect
Effectively articulate the SEND vision for the school
Provide regular and decisive updates relating to SEND to relevant stakeholders
Lead on and manage specific interventions pertaining to SEND students
Be an active part of the Senior Leadership Team and where relevant, Trust meetings.
Teaching load will be proportionate to the role, approximately 10-12 periods per fortnight. This may include specific teaching of SEN students.
Work alongside the Deputy Headteacher – Academic on teaching and learning priorities across the academy

If you would like an informal discussion with Trenica King (Headteacher) or Harrison Ruffell (Deputy Headteacher – Academic) prior to submitting your application please telephone Jo Edwards, Headteacher’s PA, on 01284 413400 or email jedwards@sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk.

If you wish to apply, please use the following link https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/134546TVS

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/134546INT

Closing date: 09:00am Thursday 13th May 2021

Interview Date: Week Commencing 17th May 2021

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

Applying for the job

If you wish to apply, please use the following link https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/134546TVS

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
630 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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Contact phone number

About Sybil Andrews Academy

Located just north of Bury St Edmunds in an attractive, university-style campus, our academy is built around an ethos founded on the principle of mutual respect, a strong set of values, powerful, supportive relationships and high aspirations and ambition for all.

Our aims are simple. We want all of our learners to achieve academic success, think creatively and become confident and responsible citizens. We expect everyone to be the best that they can be, and yet strive to be more.

We believe that for learning to be meaningful, the curriculum students study should be broad and balanced, offering high challenge to all. We aim to help students grow in confidence through participation in our innovative club programmes, and have an intentional focus on the development of leadership skills. Values and skills are taught together in a safe, supportive and friendly environment where the shaping of character attributes such as resilience, responsibility, honesty and compassion are given as much importance as academic study.

School location

Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7QB

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