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Assistant Director SENDV

Cambridge Meridian Academies TrustCambridgeshire

Our exceptional team has led Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) to be the highly successful trust it is today; 10 years since it was formed.

We are now seeking an inspirational and innovative candidate to help us build on this foundation and be CMAT’s Assistant Director of SENDV.

This is a fantastic new post driven by our determination to maintain our absolute commitment to high quality provision for all as we continue to grow. By the start of the new academic year, CMAT will be a family of 23 academies (primary, secondary and SEN) providing a first-class education for more than 14,000 young people. The trust operates in a tight geographical area: 20 miles around Cambridge, Peterborough and the main routes between.

2021 will be the year in which CMAT develops faster than it ever has before. With The Harbour School, The Bluecoat School, Greater Peterborough UTC, Sharnbrook Academy, Lincroft Academy, Oakley Primary Academy and Harrold Primary Academy all set to join within this year, we believe this role will be crucial in ensuring the continued success of our inclusive, appropriate provision for pupils who have SEND or are vulnerable.

The new Assistant Director of SENDV will work closely with the Executive Principal SENDV and all academy leaders to ensure that the trust’s goal of improving the life chances of SENDV pupils is fully realised. They will contribute to establishing innovative and successful practice, supporting wider school improvement activity.

Candidates must be committed to inclusive, high quality provision for all, regardless of background and need, enabling all to fully access and enjoy their education at any of our CMAT academies. They will need to care passionately about the success and wellbeing of children and young people and inspire others to feel the same. They will need a tenacious drive for excellence, openly celebrating success and challenging underperformance through rigorous yet respectful leadership.

The job description is subject to review and may be changed following consultation with the post holder as the trust and the role evolve.

Find out more about CMAT at https://www.cmatrust.co.uk/

Interviews will take place over 1.5 days, between 25th and 28th May

If you would like to have a further discussion about this role, please contact Mary Rayner’s PA, Sara Dimmick on sdimmick@martinbacon.academy to arrange an appointment.


Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All appointments will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are committed to diversity & inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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