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Granville Academy - Assistant principal (SENCo)


Assistant Principal - SENCo 


Leadership L9-L13 (£50,026 - £55,202)

Contract Type:

Full time, Permanent  

Start Date:

As soon as Possible


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

Our Vision and Aims

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.

We aim to achieve our vision through:

  • Delivering a high-quality education for all pupils.
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining high - calibre members of staff.
  • Establishing and developing robust governance.
  • Ensuring financial probity and viability.
  • Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services.
  • Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust.

Granville Academy 

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

Granville Academy has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual with proven experience within leadership and SEND to join the team.

Granville Academy is a mainstream Academy. Our guiding principle is one of inclusion and our aim is to identify possible barriers to learning for all students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching and learning strategy at the Academy, be accountable for raising standards of teaching and learning, and modelling best practice when delivering lessons within SEND.  The role will involve delivering 8 hours of teaching per week.

The SEND team consists of an Assistant Principal - SENCo, Assistant SENCo, and a team of Academic Mentors, all of whom are experienced and qualified. Each Academic Mentor is linked to individual students as a student champion. The teachers at Granville Academy are trained to support students with SEND. Lessons are personalised to the student’s strengths and areas for development and differentiating any work accordingly.  All SEND students carry a Passport of reasonable adjustments and teachers are aware of these needs. 


The Trust believes that professional development is key to being successful and offers excellent opportunities for colleagues to grow and achieve. We provide tailored CPD and professional development, mentoring, strong support and a range of developmental 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
  • Taste Card
  • Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and much more, with different offers each month!
  • Access to a fully fitted fitness suite, located on site at The de Ferrers Academy.

Closing date: 14th May 2021

Interview date: 21st May 2021

How to Apply:

You can apply directly to the Trust HR Team via the Trust website or email applications 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.

If you do not hear back after 5 working days from 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 Connie Williams, Academy HR Officer.

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.