May 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are now recruiting for the post of Curriculum Advisor - SEN at Leigh Academies Trust
£55k - £60k (more for an exceptional candidate), plus performance bonus
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
June 16, 2023


We are now recruiting for the post of Curriculum Advisor - SEN. The successful candidate will be one of our leading professionals in this specialist area across the whole Trust, providing strategic support to subject and senior leaders in all academies. The role will focus on curriculum development and innovation in line with the best evidence-based research, our commitment to IB programmes and the Ofsted Framework. You will report directly to a member of the Trust Executive and will be part of a team of fifteen Curriculum Advisors, each leading on a different specialist area. You will be based at our Strood Head Office, but will inevitably want to spend a good deal of your time visiting our academies to provide the strategic support necessary to raise standards.

We are looking for a special education expert with superb knowledge and skills in this area. You will currently be an outstanding senior leader in a SEN environment. Your focus will be supporting leaders across the Trust to ensure the best possible provision for pupils with SEN. This will involve working with our two special academies, the several specialist resource provisions in our mainstream academies (primary and secondary), plus pupils with EHCPs and who have SEN wherever they are in our Trust. You will be a high-performing SEN professional with a strong commitment to raising standards for young people with SEN. This is one of the most exciting job opportunities for career progression and satisfaction in our Trust today. We look forward to appointing a dynamic individual with ideas, skills and dedication to ensure our SEN pupils enjoy the best education possible.

The role itself offers superb career development and training opportunities for the successful candidate. Having proven yourself already as an excellent teacher and subject leader in SEN, you will be joining one of the UK’s largest and best-established multi-academy trusts with a specialist brief across the whole organisation. Others will look to you for advice and expertise; the impact you can have in this post will be highly significant. Key responsibilities will focus on curriculum design, improving the quality of teaching and securing the best outcomes for SEN pupils. We anticipate that most candidates will have aspirations for further career progression beyond the Curriculum Advisor position into senior leadership positions in one of our academies. We are extremely well-placed to assist you in achieving your ambitions based on excellent performance.

We wish to hear from you if you really want to change our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious leader with a track record of success;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to develop excellent relationships with all stakeholders.

What we can offer you:

  • a highly-competitive salary;
  • an exciting LAT career path with opportunities for further progression.

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​​​​​Naturally, we are seeking to appoint the best possible candidate and therefore the application process will reflect our desire to undertake all necessary measures to achieve this.

On the basis that interested candidates will be keen to discuss the post prior to application, you can arrange a call by contacting Molly Allen (PA to Academies Director) - Please ensure you offer Molly a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate for both you and the Academies Director, Debbie Biggenden.​​​​​​​

Closing date: Wednesday 24th May 2023, 5pm
Interview date: Friday 26th May 2023

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application process or need additional information, please contact Holly Neve (LAT Talent Team) on

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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