Inclusion / SEND Support Officer

Ref: External - The Dean Trust
Date posted: 12/11/2020
Closing date: 24/11/2020 12:00 PM
Hours per week: 36hrs per week / 46 weeks per year
Salary: £22,183 pro rata per annum
Location: Lord Dery Academy, Seel Road, Huyton
Employment Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Term Time


In response to increasing pupil numbers, Lord Derby Academy is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced and enthusiastic person to join our Inclusion/SEND department:

Inclusion/SEND Support Officer
36 hours per week
Term time plus 5 INSET days
Salary – Band F, Point 12-17, £22,183 per annum pro rata (£19,623 actual per annum)
To commence as soon as possible
Lord Derby Academy opened on 1st February 2014 and is part of the Dean Trust which has a number of very high performing schools and a proven track record of sustained improvement.  The Dean Trust’s core values include traditional academic education, excellent discipline and respect, resulting in improved attainment and progress. “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” has been embraced by all of the schools in The Dean Trust.  We have proved the power of these words with praise in Ofsted inspections. 
We can offer you the opportunity to work in a school

  • which has recently achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark Inclusive Schools Award and received the 2019 Knowsley Team of the Year Award for Inclusion

  • where “Senior Leaders and wider Inclusion Team have a clear commitment to inclusion and support staff well” (Inclusion Quality Mark report, 2020)

  • where the SEND/Inclusion department is well established “Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported” (OFSTED 2019)

  • with a highly ambitious team of staff “The morale, dedication and commitment of staff are contagious” (OFSTED 2017)

  • with exceptionally high staff retention rate

  • with a commitment to staff wellbeing

  • with access to high quality CPD “Staff say that they benefit from the training programme and some are inspired by it” (OFSTED 2019)

  • which sets high standards of behaviour “Pupils’ behaviour is consistently good around school and in lessons” (OFSTED 2019)

Deadline for applications – 12.00pm Tuesday, 24 November 2020


How to apply

We are highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS vetting procedures are required for all posts. 

Application forms are available to download from our website or by contacting Mrs J Riley on 0151 477 8860 or email 

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