This job expired on 24 March 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

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Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Ormiston Victory Academy is seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified Special Needs Coordinator (SENDCo). The role of Special Needs Coordinator can be highly rewarding, as you will have the opportunity to directly contribute to pupils receiving the support they need to achieve their full potential. As a community, the academy believes in working collaboratively and sharing good practice. If you want to be part of a team which embraces innovation and creativity, then we are interested to hear from you.

The successful candidate will currently hold the National Award for SEN Coordination (or be close to completion) and may also hold many appropriate qualifications for examinations access and diagnostic assessments. Our SENDCo must be passionate about being a true champion for some of our most vulnerable students and provide support to their families.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • With the support of the Senior Leadership Team and the SEND department, as the new SENDCo, you will take responsibility for the day-to-day implementation of the SEND policy
  • Responsible for the SEND information report and provision made by the academy for students with learning difficulties or disabilities, to ensure they achieve their full potential
  • Work closely and proactively with staff, parents/carers, external partners and other agencies
  • Inspire and motivate other teachers, model good practice and develop a whole school commitment to supporting pupils with SEND
  • Provide professional guidance to staff to help ensure high quality teaching, behaviour management and the effective use of resources to secure an inclusive education
  • Lead a team of dedicated Learning & Teaching Assistants

What the school offers its staff

A small number of hours of teaching will also be required, but we do not require a particular subject specialism.

We are proud to be sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust and the successful candidate would benefit from the opportunities which arise as a result of this, please see the attachments on our website for more information. The academy incorporates the successful and growing Lord Nelson Sixth Form College. We are delighted to be part of the Ormiston Academies Trust OAKS teacher training facility and we have strong links with the University of East Anglia. We offer an excellent induction package for all new staff, led by a member of the senior leadership team and supported by personal mentors.

If you are interested in being at the leading edge of education, believe that all young people can achieve high standards; we want to hear from you.

We would encourage candidates to explore our website for more information about Victory Academy and view our virtual tours. We would encourage early application as we may interview sooner.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ormiston Victory Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Ormiston Victory Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1330 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01603 734162

Ormiston Victory was graded ‘outstanding’ in its 2013 inspection by Ofsted and we are committed to making this success sustainable for future generations.

Arranging a visit to Ormiston Victory Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email n.hawes@ormistonvictoryacademy.co.uk.

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