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Assistant to SENDCo

At Oasis Academy Sholing , Southampton
Salary: SCP 19-23 £19,166 - £20,866 (FTE £25,481 - £27,741)
Role: Part-time
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: February 2021
Applications Closed 12:00 PM on Wednesday 27th January 2021
Interviews: TBC

It’s time to work in a job that you love. Change the lives of young people in Southampton, as you work closely with our SENDCo, being an influence who believes, makes a difference and supports them to achieve beyond their expectations.

Our offer to you
When you join the Sholing family there are a number of offers you’ll receive that make us stand out as an employer of choice. These include but are not limited to:

  • School holidays - we want you to enjoy your time off!
  • Opportunities for training and development internally and externally
  • Defined benefit pension scheme (inc. life cover, lower tax, set rate 1/49 and ill health cover)
  • Access to free counselling service
  • Free eye tests
  • A lively environment with colleagues who care
  • The opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people


The role and what we’re looking for

As the right-hand person to our SENDCo, your work will complement the strategy for supporting every one of our young people with special education needs to reach their potential. You will develop and lead high impact interventions for numeracy and literacy, liaising with teaching staff to embed these in a programme of integrated learning within mainstream education throughout the school. The role has line management responsibilities of a small team of Learning Support Assistants you will help them to develop further in their specific focus areas according to the SEND Code of Practice, monitoring progress of students throughout the year.


You will be working with a great team of staff who believe all students deserve our full support to achieve their very best, so we are looking for someone like minded. You must be passionate about creating change for the better within the academy, in the wider community. Previous experience working within a school is desirable.


Our academy
We are an over-subscribed academy dedicated to celebrating success through world-class aspiration and a love of learning. We’ve been on a journey of improvement and development, becoming an Oasis academy in 2018. Our focus is on our children, staff wellbeing and our community; parents and the wider community are engaged with our school, supporting our leaders and playing an active role in community transformation through academy-led projects. Being part of the Oasis Community Learning trust we benefit from support and sharing of best practice from our regional schools, Regional Director and wider Oasis family.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

For further information and an application pack please visit or email us at or phone 02380 448861. Please get in touch if you have any questions, and we’d be very happy to tell you more about the role and the academy.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Assistant to SENDCo, please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.