Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo), Leeds

Closing date:

Boston Spa AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS Plus a TLR 2C (£6,646)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

900 STUDENTS AGED 11-19 (180 in the Sixth Form)

Principal:  Christopher Walsh BA, MA

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2015

Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCo)

For 1st January 2020

Salary: MPS/UPS  Plus a TLR 2C (£6,646)

Hours:  Full time

Boston Spa Academy is a vibrant and successful and school, achieving excellent results and judged to be    a Good School in the last two OFSTED inspections May 2012 and April 2015 OFSTED inspection.

Located between York, Leeds and Harrogate, Boston Spa Academy is committed to the development of the whole student, the physical, aesthetic, emotional, moral, spiritual as well as the intellectual.

Boston Spa Academy is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, organised and highly driven colleague to the role of SENDCo who will lead the co-ordination, monitoring and strategic oversight of provision for students with Special Educational Needs and Disability within the academy. The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing the Trust’s SEND policy, complying with the legislation and requirements of the SEN Code of Practice and ensuring that an inclusive ethos is upheld. The SENDCo will be responsible for raising expectations for students identified as SEND to enable them to make progress and reach their full potential. 

We are looking to appoint a teacher who is person centred to work with the Principal, Senior Vice Principal and Senior Assistant Principal to promote inclusion, accessibility and equality within the academy. Daily leadership responsibility within the role will include the development of a graduated response; through the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle, managing and making referrals to external agencies, maintaining provision maps, reviewing Pupil Pathway targets and the development of innovative personalised strategies, and Continuous Professional Development to inform high quality and inclusive teaching and learning.

The SENDCo will be responsible for the identification of students whose barriers to learning impact upon their progress and he/she will track, review and monitor progress made through Quality First Teaching and targeted intervention by students on the SEND register and those who are CLA. The successful candidate will also liaise with parents/carers and external agencies, attending meetings and updating all relevant parties with regards to student progress, attendance and attainment. The SENDco will also ensure medical details are kept up to date along with IPRAs and medication where appropriate. 

Interested colleagues should have a single minded determination to ensure that all students, including those with lower Prior Attainment or additional needs make progress and thrive. The candidate should be committed to safeguarding, maintaining confidentiality and should be passionate about making a difference to the lives and educational opportunities of the most vulnerable and at risk students within the academy. 

This post would be suitable for colleagues seeking to train as a SENDCo or those who have already been trained.

An application pack is available to download directly from www.tgat.org.uk/jobs, by email info@bostonspa.leeds.sch.uk or Tel: 01937 846636 

Closing Date for applications:  12pm Monday 14th October 2019

Further details are available on our website www.bostonspa.leeds.sch.uk 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.   



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Clifford Moor Road, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 6RW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1937 846636
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