SENCO, Leeds

Closing date:

Springwell Leeds AcademyLeeds
Date posted:
Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L8-12 - £47,501 - £52,414 (Pending pay award)
Contract term: Permanent
  • Are you an exceptional, creative practitioner who really wants to make a difference every day to the lives of the most vulnerable children?
  • Are you an outstanding teacher who feels stifled by the mainstream system?
  • Are you passionate about the making a difference to the lives of children and young people?
  • Do you want the unique opportunity to lead the development a world-class provision from scratch?
  • Do you want to be driven by a sense of moral purpose rather than data?
  • Do you want high quality professional development and support?
  • Do you want to teach small classes where getting to know the children really well is a priority and a pleasure?
  • Do you want to work with highly supportive colleagues who share your values and ethos?
  • Do you want to work in an organisation that supports career progression and has opportunities beyond your own school?


The Role:

This role would particularly suit a candidate who wants something different from mainstream. Someone who wants to work closely with others to improve the lives of particularly vulnerable students and make a real difference. The successful candidate will work in school to support the accurate assessment of student needs and ensure that these needs are met through the development of personalised learning programmes and the application of the SEN Code of Practice. There will be opportunities to work closely with the Executive SENCO and the Wellspring team to ensure access to expert support and specialist C.P.D as well as cutting edge, research-based and needs driven pedagogy.

We are looking to appoint a colleague who can boast a track record of exceptional practice and who is excited about the opportunities that working within the SEMH sector can bring. You will be committed to providing a culture of authentic care and unconditional positive regard. You will be a reflective practitioner committed to understanding ‘what works’, both for individuals and across the schools. As well as being driven, resilient and committed to ensuring every child achieves, you will bring, or be willing to develop, a critical understanding of SEMH needs and provision that will allow you to challenge educational orthodoxies. Combined with an ability to harness well evidenced research this will enable Springwell Leeds to become a truly world class provision and you to become a system leader in SEMH based education.

The successful candidate be in place a term before the opening of the new building and will have the exciting opportunity of working closely with the new leadership team to set up the systems in the new building. You will have the amazing opportunity to train, plan and work with a wide range of staff a full term before the new school opens to students.

Reporting to Associate Principal

Closing date Noon, Friday 20th September
Shortlisting date Monday 23rd September
Interview date Friday 27th September
Start date 1st January 2018

For further information and an application pack please contact Lauren Harper, PA to Executive Principal at

The Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this post.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

More about Springwell Leeds Academy
Address: Springwell Leeds East, Brooklands View, Seacroft, West Yorkshire, LS14 6XR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 4870450