Director of SEND – Primary (Internal)

  • Contract type - Permanent or 2 year secondment, Part Time (2 days a week - 0.4fte)
  • Salary range - L6 - L10 (£47,735 - £52,723)
  • Location - Location: Flexible, required to work at all academies across the West Yorkshire regional hub
  • Closing date - July 4, 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our new team of internal subject/aspect consultants for Co-op Academies Trust. We are looking for an outstanding leader of SEND and a talented teacher with a proven track record of securing improvements in SEND pupils’ outcomes. This is a crucial role within our School Improvement Strategy and we will continue to expand this team over time.

The successful candidate will need to know the SEND code of practice in detail. You will have a secure understanding of effective curriculum design for pupils with SEND and experience of implementing this. You will understand the Education Inspection Framework expectations in relation to SEND pupils and the content of an inspection Deep Dive. Co-op Academies Trust will be committed to developing your leadership skills. You will already be an expert SEND leader who currently teaches. You will be able to demonstrate the positive difference you have made to the curriculum, children’s opportunities and outcomes both in your own class and across your school.

You would be working with our West Yorkshire primary academies and their SEND leaders on implementing all aspects of the Code of Practice and developing the curriculum for pupils with SEND across the Trust. You will be responsible for ensuring statutory compliance, raising standards and ensuring all academies have a high quality SEND offer in place which aligns fully with Ofsted’s expectations. You will do this by working alongside leaders and teachers that work in our Co-op Academies.


This is an interesting and exciting challenge to improve outcomes for pupils with SEND across the Trust. If you would like to talk about this role further, please contact Karine Hendley by emailing in the first instance.

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