Trust SEND Lead, Derby

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Academy TrustDerby

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L1 – L6
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Post Title: Trust SEND Lead

Reporting to:  Senior Director of Performance and Standards

Grade/SCP: Leadership Scale L1 – L6

Hours: Full Time / Part Time / Flexible Working considered

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: As soon as possible

St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, part of the Diocese of Nottingham, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Special Educational Needs leader with Qualified Teacher Status to provide strategic leadership for the Trust.

This is a newly created role and is pivotal to support the CMAT vision of providing high quality education to develop the whole child.  You will work across our Trust, supporting SENCOs working within each of Academies, access to a vehicle and a driving licence is therefore essential.

You will have substantial experience of teaching pupils with significant and complex SEND as well as experience of leading, supporting and managing others, ensuing high quality performance.  You will also have a track record of achieving EHCP and top up funding for schools and academies, knowledge of all phases of education would be desirable.

As of the 1st September 2018, the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust brought together 25 Catholic schools located in Derby City, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Stockport together in partnership, to ensure the very best spiritual, social and academic experiences and outcomes for the young people in our schools.

How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply, please visit

Indicative time timetable

Closing date: Monday, 18 November at 9.00am

Interview date: TBC

Informal enquires

If you would like to have an informal discussion by telephone regarding the role, please contact our Executive Team PA, Jackie Bell ( to arrange a time.

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

You do not need to be a Catholic to work in our Trust. There are certain reserved positions, which require someone to be Catholic, i.e. CEO, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Subject Leader/Head of RE and Lay Chaplain but other than that a respect for our ethos and a willingness to participate in what we do is all that is required.

REF: TSL1019

More about St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Academy Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Third Floor, St Katherine's House, Mansfield Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3TQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 300 369 0553