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Deputy SENCO

12 May 2022   |   Phoenix Park Academy, Sevenhills Academy   |   MPS/UPS + SEN allowance
Reporting to Executive SENCO / Executive Principal


Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment Full time
Salary MPS/UPS + SEN allowance
Start Date September 2022
Closing Date Monday 23rd May 2022 at 09.00am
Shortlisting Monday 23rd May 2022
Interview Date  Thursday 26th May 2022
Applications Submit completed applications to: or by post to Mr P Hutchinson, Phoenix Park Academy, Park Avenue, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire, DN32 0BZ

● Are you an exceptional, creative practitioner who 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 making a difference to the lives of children and young people?
● Do you want the unique opportunity to lead the development of a world-class provision?
● 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 the 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 SEND 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 CPD as well as cutting edge, research-based and needs driven pedagogy.
The person we are looking for will be skilled in partnership working – both with parents and other agencies, to ensure that planned support for students takes account of and is informed by all
relevant views.

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 Phoenix Park Academy and Sevenhills Academy to become a
truly world class provision.

Phoenix Park Academy and Sevenhills Academy are Alternative Provision academies in North East Lincolnshire and members of Wellspring Academy Trust. Wellspring is a Multi-Academy
Trust specialising in primary, secondary, alternative provision education and specialist SEND SEMH provision across the Yorkshire and Humber region. We are excited to be involved in
shaping the future provision and as a result are expanding in the NE Lincs region.

We are seeking to recruit a hard-working, values driven, child centred SENCO to join our fantastic team at Phoenix Park and Sevenhills Academies.

The Executive Leadership team are happy to be contacted for any further information and visits to our sites are welcome.

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. For more information please visit the Trust website

The Wellspring Application Form must be completed in all instances. CV’s will not be accepted.

All applicants should also complete our Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for completion

SENCO JD & Person Spec.docx


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