Trust SENDCo

Brookfield Primary Academy, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 9LY

5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible on 01/01/2023

  • Application deadline

    8 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Range £45,542 - £47,676 salary dependant on candidate experience

Trust SENDCo job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced and child-centred SENDCo to join our successful and dedicated Inclusion Team at LEO Academy Trust. We are looking to appoint a full time SENDCo who will join our central team and support across all of our academies and when required to also work as a SENDCo in academies.

The ideal candidate will play a key role in supporting the Trust’s vision. They will work alongside the Director for Inclusion and the SENDCo’s in each academy to maintain and fully develop excellence in every aspect of the Academies’ operation. They will be committed to ensuring that every child and young person with SEND makes excellent progress, through access to high quality provision.

This person will be an excellent practitioner as a SENDCo within a school and support other SENDCo’s to provide the best possible opportunities for our children with high levels of need. We are looking for someone with experience of supporting the EHCP process, working with external agencies and a strong ability to communicate effectively.

You will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a minimum of an undergraduate degree

  • Have successfully undertaken the National Award SENCo Qualification (desirable but not essential)

  • Be able to demonstrate recent and outstanding understanding of the EHCP process

  • Be able to effectively articulate the needs of pupils both orally and in written form

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Have a strong ability to work as a team

  • Be technically competent and ba able to promote LEO through social media

As a member of our team, you will be actively involved in improving the outcomes for children across the Trust. You will benefit from working within an experienced team with close links to the Local Authority. You will have the opportunity to work in each academy and will represent the Trust at the new Local Authority SENDCo cluster groups throughout the year.

LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD including our Middle Leader and Aspiring Head programmes. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD app and face to face workshops.

Using the application form

Please contact the Trust’s dedicated HR Team on 020 8337 1844 (option 4) or via email at recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

All external applicants should complete an application form, available from the LEO Academy Trust website, detailing how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification.

Internal applicants should send a statement of suitability to recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

We regret that we are unable to accept CVs.

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Supporting documents

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About Brookfield Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
437 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
02083371844

Please note that this position will work across all the schools in our Trust.
At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3500 pupils from across the London Borough of Sutton. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from seven primary schools, supported by both our Inclusion & Wellbeing Hub and our Opportunity Hub. We are proud to provide endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. Our commitment to Professional Development is ongoing; staff and governors access training through our LEO CDP website, Judicium’s online learning portal and a wide ranging programme of courses delivered in our LEO Training Room and online via GoogleMeet. Learning, Excellence and Opportunity are at the heart of our Trust, embedded through our shared mission, values and aims.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with further checks as appropriate to the role and applicant circumstances.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.

Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.

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