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Acting SenCo - 1 year FTC

Trinity Academy Sowerby BridgeCalderdale

Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge  

 Acting SenCo 

Scale:  Leadership L1-12 

Actual Salary: £42,195 - £55,338 

1 Year Fixed Term Contract  

Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge is a new academy that has been part of the Trinity Multi-Academy Trust since October 2018.  Our GCSE results over the last three years have validated the work we have already undertaken in the academy; the results our students have achieved means the academy can now be recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country.  However, our aspirations and ambitions are high - we are determined not to rest on our laurels and are always looking for ways to better serve our students. 

All of these fantastic and exciting initiatives require the expertise and commitment of dedicated staff and Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge now has an exciting and unique opportunity for an Acting SENCO who can bring their specialist knowledge to our academy. 

Our vision is for the Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge SEND provision to be a hub of excellence, both in the local area and beyond.  To achieve this vision for our young people it is essential that, as a department, we ensure all our staff have a secure knowledge of the broad spectrum of SEND.  We have implemented rigorous quality assurance measures to ensure the gap between our SEND students and their non-SEND peers is narrowed so that every student realises their full potential, regardless of barriers. 

Unique to Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge is our ASC Resourced Provision.  The provision currently offers 10 places to ASC students with EHCPs, giving those students the opportunity to integrate and flourish in a mainstream secondary school.  The ASC Provision provides a fantastic opportunity to work alongside experienced staff both within school and within the local authority.  The ambition for the ASC Base mirrors the vision for SEND: to become a hub of excellence for autism. 

We wish to recruit a high-performing individual with the strategic vision to raise standards of student attainment and achievement across the academy, working alongside the SENCO to provide strong leadership across our SEN provision. 

What can we offer you? 

  • An opportunity to be involved in the continued transformation of Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge 
  • Full support from a dedicated team of senior leaders and a large pastoral team 
  • A first class Behaviour for Learning system 
  • Excellent teaching resources 
  • Career progression and cross-trust working 
  • An excellent in-house CPD package for all staff, and a comprehensive programme of professional development provided through the Trinity Teaching School Alliance and West Yorkshire Maths Hub 
  • A range of staff benefits, including a Cycle to Work scheme, reduced cost health cover and childcare support 

We also recognise that, as a teenager, growing up can be a difficult time; a time at which our students may require varying levels of support.  We have invested heavily in our SEND team, which now includes the following positions: 

  • ASD Lead Teacher 
  • Deputy SENCo 
  • Learning Mentors 
  • Teaching Assistants 
  • Curriculum Tutors with subject specialisms 
  • ARC Co-ordinator 
  • SEND admin support 

What are we looking for? 

  • an excellent teacher with an interest in SEND 
  • a commitment to achieving excellent results for students 
  • a candidate with high expectations of themselves and others 

You must be fully committed to optimising the opportunities available to children and young people, secure in the knowledge that you will be joining an ambitious forward-thinking Academy Trust. 

Our vision is to be the most transformational academy in England.  If you would like to be part of our journey we look forward to hearing from you. 

Start Date: September 2021  

Closing Date: 8am Monday 24th May 2021 

Interviews: To be confirmed  

Apply now!  For further information on this role, the benefits of working for the trust and how to apply, visit our recruitment website;  Here you can also view our Staff Prospectus. 

Trinity Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All appointments are made subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We are an equal opportunities employer and want our staff profile to reflect the community we serve. 


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