May 31, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
From January 2025, we are seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified SENCO
Leadership scale, commensurate with experience
Working Pattern
Full time
SENCO-SCWA.pdf 2.02 MB
Closing Date
June 17, 2024


From January 2025 (or earlier dependant on the successful candidates avaliability), we are seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified SENCO who, with the support of the Principal,  Academy Leadership Team and the SEN department will take responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the SEN policy, SEN information report and provision made by the school for pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities.  The successful candidate will also work closely with staff, parents/carers and other agencies.

We understand that each student has different learning needs and experiences, but they must always have the same opportunities. Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy’s goal is to always act quickly to identify undiagnosed needs and always support students with SEND needs. Our digital curriculum, which includes Chromebooks for students and an incredible team of teaching assistants, has removed barriers for children, laying the groundwork for this successful approach.  We make every effort to ensure students with SEND thrive and grow in confidence alongside the rest of our community.

A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is necessary, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm, as nearly everyday we experience something new for the first time. It is essential that our SENCO has a positive outlook, is supportive of others and openly shares best practice, modelling this constantly to the growing staff body.  Our SENCO will need to embrace a forward thinking approach to raising standards in teaching for SEND, implementing a high quality intervention programme and working with SE London and Kent  teams to ensure we are doing the absolute best for our most vulnerable students at all times.

The role of SENCO can be highly rewarding, as you will have the opportunity to directly contribute to pupils receiving the support they need to achieve their full potential. This post provides an outstanding career opportunity to be part of driving our academy forward and to play a critical role in the next phase of the academy’s development.

We wish to hear from you if you are committed to changing our education world and are:

  • an enthusiastic, energetic and ambitious school leader with a track record of success at secondary level;
  • a motivational and inspirational leader with high expectations of staff;
  • confident and able to communicate a clear vision for the school;
  • able to develop children to reach their full potential regardless of background or circumstance;
  • approachable and keen to work with staff across the Trust to ensure wide success;
  • able to establish and develop excellent relationships with the community and other stakeholders;

For our successful candidate, being a member of staff at Leigh Academies Trust means you’ll receive access to a great range of employment benefits from day one. Click here to view the current benefits package, and be mindful that the list is always growing.

Click here for the full Recruitment Pack.

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 may be keen to visit the academy before making a formal application, you can arrange this by contacting Gabrielle Holland (PA to Principal) - Visits will be offered and hosted by the Principal, Joseph Sparks. Please ensure you offer Gabrielle a range of dates when you are available in your initial email to ensure we can coordinate a visit that works for both you and the academy.

Candidates wishing to have an initial conversation with the Principal about this role can also arrange for a telephone call. Those wishing to do so should also contact Gabrielle Holland (as above) in the first instance.

Closing date: Friday 14th June 2024
Shortlisting date: Monday 17th June 2024
Interview date: Wednesday 19th June 2024

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

The academy 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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