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Alder Tree Primary AcademyLeeds

Post Reference: 1048

Academy: Alder Tree Primary Academy

Job Title: SENCO

Grade: MPS/UPS £25,714 - £41,604 plus SEN allowance

Hours: Full Time/ Part Time - All year round 

Accountable to: Principal  

Here at Alder Tree, we are embarking on a journey, not only to transform children’s lives, but to work with all our stakeholders including parents, carers and the local community to ensure we are providing a world class education and giving each child the best possible start to their education ensuring that they continue their journey to become the very best that they can be.

We strongly believe that as we develop our vision and culture it will help us not only transform the lives of our young people but transform the local communities which we so passionately serve. Alder Tree Primary is a unique and very special place to work.

Alder Tree Primary Academy is part of White Rose Academies Trust.

White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.


• To strategically coordinate and monitor pupils with Special Educational Needs to ensure they have access to high quality of education ensuring they are making progress.

• To lead on casework, compile evidence and advise parents of the process for statutory assessment, establishing, monitoring, and reviewing SEN intervention and ensuring high standards of learning and achievements for all pupils.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

• To coordinate the development and implementation of the SEN, SLCN and Inclusion policies in order to raise achievement and improve the quality of education provided for all pupils with SEN across the school

• To manage assessments and gather evidence for statutory assessment on children and young people with identified special educational needs in line with Statutory timescales

• To contribute advice and support in the process of early identification, assessment and provision in line with SEND Code of Practice

• To research, develop and share best practice with respect to inclusion and raising attainment within this specialist area

• To provide specialist advice, guidance, and support to the education setting

• To analyse and review individual SEN pupil’s needs and support staff to set targets for SEN pupil progress using this data to monitor and identify under-achieving pupils and necessary actions

• To monitor and record the progress made by pupils with SEN towards the achievement of targets set and long-term outcomes

• To manage and support staff involved in working with pupils including monitoring any SEN provisions being delivered

• To work with pupils, class teachers, key co-ordinators, parents, and the senior leadership team to maintain high standards of behaviour and learning

The Trust currently employs over 450 members of staff and is responsible for educating and developing almost 4,000 students between the ages of 3 to 16. The Trust consists of three secondary schools - Leeds City Academy, Leeds East Academy and Leeds West Academy, and also recently welcomed its first primary school Alder Tree Primary Academy on 1st December 2020.

We believe the Trust is a highly desirable place of work for an ambitious professional, who will be joining one of the most supportive and talented teams in the country.

White Rose Academies Trust is a member of Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds Conservatoire, Keighley College, Harrogate College and Leeds City College. The group provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.

Closing Date: Monday 6th December 2021

Shortlisting:    Monday 6th December 2021

Interview Date:   To Be Confirmed

Start Date:   January 2022

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.

White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.  

Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. 


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