Briscoe Lane Academy Special Educational Needs Co Ordinator

  • Salary: Main Scale + TLR2a £28,587 to £39,564 per annum
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract: Full Time Permanent
  • Applications Close: 21/01/2022 12:00
  • Start Date: 19/04/2022
  • ECTs Considered: No

Job details

We are looking to appoint a qualified, dynamic and enthusiastic Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co Ordinator (SENDCO) to work at one of the 3 Academies within our Trust (Briscoe Lane Academy).

We are seeking a SENDCO who can provide dynamic and strategic SEND leadership in addition to being excellent classroom practitioners, delivering quality first teaching throughout the curriculum.

Whether you are making referrals to health professionals, leading multi-agency meetings, assessing children, modelling interventions, carrying out learning walks or responding to parents, you will impress us with your ability to multi-task and thrive under pressure.

Supporting teachers, analysing data, leading staff meetings and ensuring children are receiving the appropriate interventions and the support they require, are all elements of this interesting, exciting and varied role.

Your experience will include working with a wide range of special educational needs and preferably having already had some experience of the role of a SENDCO or working alongside an experienced SENDCO.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be used to delivering interventions and providing quality first teaching within the classroom
  • Have experience of meeting the needs of children with SEND
  • Have thorough knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice
  • Strive to diminish gaps in attainment between pupils and peers through consistent high standards
  • Be able to write detailed reports, to make referrals to a range of agencies, producing a wide range of written communications in various formats
  • Be very keen to support the Social Emotional and Mental Health needs of children and
  • Be instrumental in further developing our nurturing provision
  • Play a key role in our organisational growth and change

In addition to the SENDCO role, you will be able to share class responsibility too and fulfil all the requirements of a class teacher.

Above all you will be adaptable, creative and energetic, with a high level of integrity as well as having the ability to maintain confidentiality and build positive relationships at all levels and with a wide range of professionals and outside agencies.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have/are:

  • Someone who puts children first and is prepared to go the extra mile
  • Enthusiasm, resilience and the ability to think imaginatively
  • An understanding of learners' needs and how to support them to reach their full potential
  • Fun, hard-working and able to work as part of a dynamic team
  • Empathy, humour and communication skills needed to lead effectively
  • Passionate about making a difference for disadvantaged children


About Us

Based in the heart of East Manchester, Wise Owl is a small Multi Academy Trust with big ambitions - for our children, families and our communities.

Formed in May 2012, the Trust currently has three large Primary academies, with plans to find like-minded schools to grow our Wise Owl family in the near future.

Just like thousands of children in other inner city areas, our pupils face real challenges in the world beyond the school gates, but here at Wise Owl we face those challenges together, with a RESPECT curriculum and family ethos that runs right across everything we do, at all three sites.

We take our Trust motto, Together Everyone Achieves More, seriously when it comes to staff as well as student wellbeing.

Our intake is diverse and a real reflection of the community that we serve. Our dedication is to providing the very best education for all of our pupils. Our ambition is that we help prepare them for the tests of life, not just a life of tests.

We want Wise Owl Trust to be a place where ambitions are achieved, where aspirations are encouraged, including among our staff, and are dedicated to the professional development of all our employees.

Working as part of Wise Owl Trust will offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a friendly and diverse school community
  • The chance to teach in a stimulating learning environment
  • A supportive and forward thinking leadership team
  • Future opportunities for promotion across the Trust

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

If you are interested in joining our happy and thriving Trust please download and complete an application form, and return it by email to

In addition to your application form, we would also like you to submit a short filmed presentation on the theme of behaviour management and your philosophy and approach.

Please could this be no longer than 10 minutes, of you talking to the camera, slides are not necessary but the use of props may be useful.

Applicants who are not notified of an interview should assume that they have not been short-listed.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Closing Date: 21 January 2022 12:00

Interviews: 26/01/2022

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/2040-36T