Primary SENCo, Bradford

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Appleton AcademyBradford

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L4 - L8 (£43,249 - £47,739)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Salary L4  - L8 (£43,249 - £47,739)

This is an exciting opportunity for those wanting to develop their career in an inspiring and unique setting. Appleton Academy as an ‘all through school’ offers excellent experience for candidates who are interested in seeing the development of children from an early age into adulthood. Teachers at Appleton Academy can experience first-hand the development of specialist subjects from early years through to GCSE. By joining Appleton Academy, you will play a key role in shaping a continuum of education and support from the age of 3 to 16.

We are looking for a Primary SENCo who will provide the leadership and development of inclusive primary provision associated with ensuring that all learners are challenged to achieve their potential at Appleton Academy.  You will uphold the Academy’s Policies in respect of Safeguarding and Child Protection, whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all learners.  You will meet regularly with the Assistant Headteacher of SEN and Learning Support to ensure clarity of understanding on a range of issues.  You will work closely with the Secondary SENCo to ensure effective transition and sharing of best practice. The successful candidate will line manage the support staff team responsible for providing intervention to learners with Special Educational and Additional Needs and work with the senior leadership team to develop a shared understanding and cohesive approach to intervention.

The successful applicant will 

• Have Qualified Teacher Status

• Have evidence of continuing CPD relevant to the SENCo role or be willing to undertake training

• Be experienced at middle leader level

• Be able to lead, coach and motivate staff 

We can offer:

• A committed staff team

• Opportunities for innovative ways of working

• Excellent CPD 

• An opportunity to build and further develop good practice

• High quality professional development opportunities

In September 2017 we joined the Exceed Academies Trust.  The Trust recognises its moral purpose to support schools and academies across the city and the region and this has underpinned the accreditation and development of two Teaching Schools that jointly lead the alliance of partner schools and academies.  

If you feel you are up to the challenges ahead and would like to share in our continued success, then please contact our recruitment partner Paula Read at Hays Education for an application pack and further details.   Telephone 0113 200 3710 or email

The closing date for completed applications is 9am on Thursday 17th October 

Interviews to be held during week commencing 21st October

Appleton Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More about Appleton Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Woodside Road, Wyke, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD12 8AL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1274 600550