Required for January 2018

Teacher Responsible for SENDCo and Safeguarding


We are seeking to appoint a full time SENDCO who will work closely with staff, external agencies, medical professionals and parents to support children with additional needs both in the classroom and for one to one sessions.   You will lead a team of Learning Facilitators in delivering high quality support across the Academy.

Pool Academy is a successful and highly ambitious school that prides itself on its rigorous self-evaluation and continuous drive for improvement. The post presents an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly skilled leader in the secondary setting who are currently working as, or aspiring to be, a Special Educational Co-ordinator (SENDCO).

We are seeking to appoint a strong leader who is able to inspire and engage students, parents and staff, and who can demonstrate exemplary leadership and innovation.  You will need to be an excellent teacher with a track record of success, with the knowledge and experience of supporting students with needs.

The role will also be linked into the coordination of members of the Pastoral Team with responsibility for Safeguarding. DSL experience is desirable.  

In return, we are able to offer a rewarding and supportive environment in which to pursue your career.  We can offer a wealth of opportunities and friendly working environment where we support one another with the school values of aspiration, belonging and respect; along with our mission for excellence for all students and excellence across the Academy.

Prospective applicants are warmly encouraged to visit the Academy before applying – we’re exceptionally proud of our school and its pupils, and love to show visitors around. Please call us to make an appointment with a member of the Leadership Team.

Closing date for applications is 9.00am on 10th October 2017.  Applications should be sent for the attention of Mrs D Martin, Human Resources Administrator.   Interviews will be held on week commencing 16th October 2017.   Application forms are available on the Academy’s website.

A C.V. must not be submitted in place of any information requested on the Pool Academy application form.

Pool Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Description

Person Specification

Declaration of Criminal Convictions

Disclosure of Interest

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Sheet

Guidance Notes

Pool Academy Application Form