Special education needs co-ordinator (SENCO)

Job Roles:
Other - schools related roles, Co-ordinator
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Special Needs
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
29th Oct 2019
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:


The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a SENCO to start as soon as possible. If you are an experienced SENCO, this role at Thomas Middlecott Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.

About the role

To provide strategic leadership of the provision for students with special educational needs (SEN) across the school in order to ensure that these students make excellent progress

To lead, manage and effectively deploy staff and resources within the SEN provision

To lead, monitor and evaluate the development of learning and teaching strategies for students with SEN

To ensure that staff are provided with relevant information and training relating to the support of these students

To lead on raising standards of student attainment and achievement with SEND students in all year groups and ability profiles

To ensure that paperwork relating to students with SEN meets statutory requirements

To maintain appropriate relationships with parents of students with SEN and with relevant external organisations

To take a full role within the school community as a Senior Middle leader

Act within the statutory frameworks, which set out their professional duties and responsibilities and in line with the duties outlined in the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and Teacher Standards (2012).

Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

Salary & Benefits

UPS3 (£40,490) dependent on experience plus TLR

Access to Teachers Pension Scheme.

Who we are looking for

Qualified teacher status

Evidence of sustained participation in INSET/CPD

Demonstrable evidence of high standards of class teaching

Experience of co-ordinating and developing staff

Experience of managing teaching resources and a curriculum budget

Practical understanding of effective teaching and evaluation strategies

OFSTED awareness

Awareness of current developments in Education and the implications of these

Understanding of Health and Safety issues

Understanding of effective assessment and target setting procedures

Understanding of inclusion and personalised learning

Requirements for an effective inclusion statutory

Developing differentiated schemes of learning

Knowledge of effective target setting strategies

Effective strategies for supporting staff to improve teaching and learning


About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 33 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Our Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to providing an environment which encourages all students to maximise their potential. The academy values the individuality of every child and acknowledges the importance of helping every student recognise the spectrum of their own capabilities.

Through personalised approaches and targeted learning Thomas Middlecott Academy strives for every student to achieve their potential.

Apply now

To complete our application form, please click on ‘apply for job’. Please note we are unable to accept CVs without a completed application form.

Thomas Middlecott Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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