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SEND Coordinator

Abbey Mead Primary Academy
Leicester, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
22nd August 2024
8th March 2024 12:00 PM
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Start Date
22nd August 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1403755

Abbey Mead is a large primary school in the heart of Leicester City, serving a culturally rich and diverse community.  We are committed to ensuring that all children have a well-rounded and balanced curriculum that promotes both academic and a social education to prepare pupils for their future in modern day Britain. A curriculum that is richly celebrated and all differences are embraced.

Following the retirement of our long standing SENDCO, an exciting and opportunity has arisen at Abbey Mead. We are looking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and committed SEND Coordinator to take a leading role in the evolution of our SEN provision across the school from within the school's Senior Leadership Team.

Job overview

You’ll hold key responsibility for all aspects of leading and managing SEN and the removal of barriers preventing children from reaching their potential (LAC, young carers, ACEs and medical needs). Your role will include promoting and leading inclusive provision across the school, including data analysis, supporting planning and implementation of interventions and strategies for SEN pupils, and monitoring day-to-day operations with regards to the SEN policy and provision.

Over the past five years SEND provision has flourished, taking account of the individual needs and context of our local community. We are incredibly proud that our provision meets the needs of individual pupils, is immersive, and is responsive to need; most notably our Rainbow Provision in EYFS. 

Our new SENDCo will strengthen relationships with our community, understanding the cultural and religious nuances around special educational needs helping parents to understand how best to support their children to live fulfilled lives.

Through professional relationships our SENDCO will work alongside the local authority to ensure the children receive the right level of funding (Element 3 funding), working with external agencies in the preparation of education, health and care plans to future proof provision.

The post is advertised as a full time non class based role, however, a flexible option would be considered for the right candidate.

You’ll also contribute to evaluation and review processes that are in place, providing further guidance to teaching staff with delivering provision to SEN students and modelling successful inclusive strategies to promote high levels of achievement.

Job requirements

  • Qualified Teacher Status with expert SEND knowledge and experience 
  • NASENCo Qualification 
  • Able to strategically manage SEND provision within our school
  • Ambitious and committed towards the learning of all pupils
  • Essential experience within team leadership and implementation of SEN policies
  • A sound knowledge of Child Safeguarding and the SEN code of practice
  • Ability to plan and evaluate interventions, using data analysis skills to review EHCP pupils and inform plans for provision
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, being able to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff and external agencies

Why join us?

This is an exciting opportunity for educators who are passionate about SEN to contribute to a thriving school environment. You’ll join a supportive and passionate team, using your knowledge and building on your existing skills with opportunities for further training and professional development available.

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so you can better understand our school community. 

Abbey Mead Primary Academy is proud to be a part of The Mead Educational Trust (TMET).  We work  collaboratively across our 13 schools, with opportunities to network, share best practice and undertake CPD opportunities through the Mead Institute of Learning to further your career.


Safeguarding Statement:

This post will involve contact with vulnerable groups (children, young people and/or adults) and is therefore, exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure check. This exemption means that shortlisted applicants for this post will be required to declare all criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands, and bind- overs both spent and unspent in their application, before interview and regardless of the passage of time.
Abbey Mead Primary Academy

Abbey Mead Primary Academy

Part of The Mead Educational Trust

The Mead Educational Trust