Job Details

SEN Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Location:          Meadowcroft School, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Salary:             Up to £28,000 dependent on experience

Hours:              8.00am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

Contract:          Fixed Term, Maternity cover


About the School:

Meadowcroft is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 19, catering for children with a wide range of needs in 3 sites across Wakefield. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

We have a team of fantastic multi-disciplinary specialists who work closely together to find creative tailored solutions to support the emotional development to make a positive life changing difference to our students.


About the Role:

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a SEN Coordinator (Maternity Cover) to join our close-knit team. 

The ideal candidate will take on the day to day responsibility in the team to provide guidance of SEN teaching to maintain and increase the quality of teaching


Who are we looking for?

No two days are the same at Meadowcroft so we want staff who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour, whilst being resilient using an innovative style of teaching motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.

Working with the Deputy Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for organising and running the EHCP reviews for all pupils, creating/editing and overseeing ILPs and other support plans and for developing the staff team’s understanding of SEN and how to get the most for our pupils.


Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified Teacher with 2 years or more teaching experience
  • The National Award for SEN Co-ordination or be working towards
  • Experience of working with children with Special Needs
  • Thorough knowledge of the new SEND Code of Practice
  • The ability to lead staff in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with SEN children
  • Skilful in working with pupils with a range of different abilities and needs – SEND, LAC, Pupil Premium, EAL, G & T
  • To work effectively with the Headteacher and SLT to achieve excellence
  • The ability to support and overview the work of teaching assistants working with SEN children
  • Good communication skills and an ability to work within a team
  • The necessary communication skills enabling liaison with a variety of external agencies


Why work for us?

We can offer you an excellent working school environment where staff are happy, positive and dedicated.  There is a dedicated SENCO office and we are well resourced and have highly effective and well established intervention strategies. We have a strong and clear vision with an engaging curriculum which develops and celebrates the potential of each child

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same


This position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  

For an informal chat please contact Ann Cleasby on 01924 368257, applications are invited online through our website

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check