Granville Academy - Assistant SENCO


Assistant SENCO


DFT Grade 6 (£31,364.00 - £35,744.00)

Pro-rata for the hours advertised (£27,338.16 - £31,155.95)


37 hours at 39 weeks, Term Time plus INSET days.

Contract Type:


Start Date:

September 2024


            Granville Academy

Location: Burton Road, Woodville, Derbyshire, DE11 7JR

Granville Academy joined The de Ferrers Trust in 2017. We are a Multi Academy Trust currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire. We consist of 3 Secondary Academies and 4 Primary Academies.

Here, at Granville Academy, we are on a truly exciting journey of improving standards and outcomes in our pursuit of excellence. We are already seeing results with good behaviour recognised in our recent Ofsted report.

Good behaviour provides the foundations for high quality teaching and learning to thrive. It allows teachers to focus on their craft and to teach well. High quality teaching is sacrosanct and is the absolute focus of our next chapter ensuring that great teaching impacts positively on the outcomes of all within our care.

Support staff play a key and vital role in supporting the academy in achieving good outcomes through robust and effective pastoral care. This role is critical in ensuring outcomes are supported via good attendance and full access to the curriculum content so that young people in our care have every opportunity to fulfil their potential and move on to successful destinations and rewarding careers.

Our visitors tell us that our academy offers them a warm welcome with a calm atmosphere conducive to high quality teaching and learning. We are a passionate and committed group of staff who support each other to be the best that we can be.

Our vision is to ensure that all the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background.

At Granville Academy we believe in working hard, being kind and choosing wisely. We are privileged to work in a community where we have a positive impact on children’s lives and future every day.

The Candidate

We are looking to appoint a highly effective and motivated Assistant SENCO, who will work in partnership with the SENCO and Assistant SENCO who are both full time teachers. This non teaching role is designed to add capacity, to support and effectively contribute to the SEND provision across the academy.

The successful candidate will work with all stakeholders to ensure that children with additional needs, vulnerabilities, or barriers to learning receive the support they need to learn, progress successfully and maximise their potential.

You will be well organised and willing to go the ‘extra mile’. You will be able to build positive, supportive relationships with staff and students to ensure that teachers are well informed and able to build upon the specific interventions led by the SEND team to maximise learning within the classroom thus ensuring that the separation effect does not impact negatively upon student opportunities and progress.

You will champion students who need additional support and play a vital role as a direct contact to allocated parents. You will have experience and a working knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice and experience of working with students academically and or pastorally.

The ideal candidate will possess the drive and passion to develop themselves professionally with the SEND arena and undertake CPD opportunities to cultivate their SEND knowledge and practice.

Continuing Professional Development

The Trust believes that professional development is key to successful employees and offers excellent opportunities for you to grow and achieve.  We provide tailored Continuing Professional Development, mentoring, support and a range of development opportunities across the Trust.

Benefits Package

The de Ferrers Trust strives to be ‘Employer of Choice’ and are committed to the wellbeing and development of colleagues. Offering an excellent benefit package which includes:

  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • BHSF Healthcare Scheme

Applicants for positions are welcome to visit the Academy by contacting the Academy on 01283 216765.

How to Apply:

Closing date: 14 June 2024
Interview date: w/c 24 June 2024
Start date: September 2024

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website and email your application to You must complete an application form to be considered. Due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept C.Vs.

Please note: Completed applications should be received by 9:00am on the closing date. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early should we receive a high volume of applications.

Please ensure to regularly check your junk/spam folder for any correspondence in relation to the progress of your application. If you do not hear back 5 working days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.

If you would like to discuss the role, or have any other queries, please contact 01283 216765 and ask to speak to Rachael Lane.

We welcome a broad range of perspectives with a commitment to equality of opportunity by recruiting a diverse workforce, and creating an inclusive environment and a culture of belonging for everyone in The de Ferrers Trust. Therefore, we encourage applications from underrepresented communities irrespective of age, disability, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership status, or neurodivergent status. We are happy to make reasonable adjustments wherever possible through the recruitment process should this be required. 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.


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