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SEN/D Manager

North Durham AcademyStanley, Co Durham

Principal:  Mrs A Sweeten

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multimillion-pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.  

North Durham Academy is seeking to appoint a SEN/D Manager.

SEN/D Manager

Grade 6 – Term Time + 2 weeks

£28,839 - £31,951 per annum (actual salary for TT+2 working pattern)

The SEN/D Manager is responsible for ensuring the Academy strategy for SEN/D is developed, monitored and measured inline with the SEN/D code of practice.  You will report directly to the Leader of Deep Support and oversee SEN/D provision for all year groups.  You will be expected to attend EHCP & SEN/D provision reviews.  You will be responsible for writing and implementing EHCP applications.

The successful applicant will line manage the Harbour Manager and CSWs and be an exemplary leader in dealing with staff, learners, parents and outside agencies.

The successful applicant will promote the culture and vision of the academy by being a positive role model to all students, upholding a vision of inclusion and learning.  Additionally, you will be required to plan a strategy for parental engagement.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate recent experience of working with SEN/D policy and practice and be able to evidence recent professional development in SEN/D practice.  You must also have excellent communication skills, resilience, empathy and be able to work effectively under pressure.

For the right individual, this challenging post presents an unrivalled opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students. 

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit TES or our website:

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.   Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. 

Completed applications should be emailed to or submitted via TES on-line by Midday Wednesday 3rd March 2021.  

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks to meet this commitment.

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