SENCO, Birmingham

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Great Barr AcademyBirmingham
Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1a (£13,027 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role:

Great Barr Academy is a large school with a very diverse population of children who have a wide variety of needs. 

We have a holistic, integrated approach to responding to barriers to learning through our Inclusion Support Unit which encompasses SEN, EAL and a nurture curriculum. We have a curriculum stream which is tailored to the needs of students who are unlikely to be able to access GCSE qualifications at KS4. 

Reporting directly to the Assistant Head Teacher (Inclusion), you will provide both the strategic and operational lead on all issues related to SEN, ensuring that the appropriate provision is in place for each child, that the large team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants are deployed effectively to best meet the needs of the children, and that the school is complying with its legal obligations.

You will be joining a very united team who are working together well under strong and compassionate leadership to drive our school forward.  As part of the Shaw Education Trust, we have access to considerable expertise and support in SEN provision. 

The Candidate:

You must hold both QTS and the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination or be near to completion of the course. You will have extensive experience of leading and shaping SEN provision, preferably having worked as SENCO in a smaller school. You will be highly organised and clear thinking and you will be able to demonstrate that you can interpret and respond appropriately to achievement data. You will have well developed leadership and management skills and the ability to influence and persuade. 

How to Apply:

For informal discussions, please contact Steven Forster, HR Manager, on 0121 366 7825 or email at 

Application forms & further details available to download below or from our website at

Please do not submit applications through the TES portal; please use the address below.

To apply for this job, please download and either save or print the application form. You should read the Guidance Notes before completing your application. Once you have completed your application, there are three ways you can send it to us: 

1. Email your application form and covering letter to 

2. Physically hand in your application form and covering letter into Reception. 

3. Post your application form and covering letter to Mrs I Abrahams, Headteacher, at the address below.

Job location

More about Great Barr Academy
Address: Aldridge Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 8NU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 366 6611