At Oasis Academy Don Valley , Sheffield
Salary: Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR1 + Teacher Pension
Role: Full-time
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: September 2020
Applications Closed: 12:00 PM on Friday 17th January 2020
Interviews: w/c 23 January 2020


  • To ensure that barriers to learning are removed so that all children at Oasis Academy Don Valley can make good progress. The strategic development and practical implementation of the Academy’s SEND policy and overseeing the day-to-day operation of this policy so that every child identified as SEND makes good progress and achieves well.
    Key Accountabilities
  • Strategic development, evaluation and implementation of the Academy’s SEND policy and provision and leading on the deployment of Academy resources
  • Supporting all staff in identifying, assessing and planning to meet the needs of all students who are identified as SEND
  • Making and organising specialist provision for students with recognised special educational needs
  • Liaising with parents/carers and a range of specialists and agencies to plan and evaluate provision, including preparing and reviewing formal documentation on behalf of students
  • Effective and efficient deployment of resources to meet the other accountabilities

 Key Responsibilities

  • Support all staff in understanding the needs of students with SEND and ensure the objectives to develop SEND provision and practice are appropriately reflected in the Academy development plan
  • Monitor progress of objectives and targets for students with SEND from teachers’ plans, evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning in relation to supporting special needs and use these analyses to guide future improvements
  • Analyse and interpret relevant Academy, local and national data and advise the Principal on what is required to maximise achievement
  • Liaise with staff, parents, external agencies and other Academy’s to co-ordinate their contribution, provide maximum support and ensure continuity of provision
  • Support the identification of and disseminate the most effective teaching approaches for students with SEND
  • Work with the Principal and key Academy staff to develop effective ways of bridging barriers to learning for students with SEND through:
    • Early and effective assessment of needs
    • Monitoring of teaching, learning and pupil achievement within Academy systems
    • Liaising closely with members of the safeguarding team
    • Target setting, including provision and revision of plans
    • Using Academy systems to monitor progress of students who have special needs
  • Collect and interpret specialist assessment data to inform practice
  • Undertake day-to-day co-ordination of SEND students’ provisions through close liaison with staff, parents and external agencies
  • Provide professional guidance, support and development to staff to secure outstanding teaching for SEND students
  • Contribute to the performance management process of teachers and members of the Inclusion team
  • Advise on and contribute to the professional development of staff, including whole Academy INSET provision
  • Provide regular information to the Academy Leadership Team and Academy Council on the evaluation of SEND provision
  • Advise the Academy Leadership Team and Academy Council of priorities for expenditure and deployment of staff, and utilise resources with maximum efficiency
  • Maintain and develop resources, co-ordinate their deployment and monitor their effectiveness in meeting the objectives of Academy and SEND policies
  • Co-ordinate all annual and interim reviews and attend / chair meetings when necessary

 Working with the community

  • To form a fulfilling and trusting partnership with parents and carers that will actively and positively contribute to the successful education of their child.
  • To liaise with local Primary partners in ensuring continuity of curriculum upon transfer as well as the spreading of good practice and expertise.

 Other Duties

  • The post holder will be subject to performance objectives agreed annually.
  • The post holder is expected to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Principal.
  • To take on any whole Academy initiative or responsibility that the Principal may direct.
  • The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.  

 This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.


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.

Category: Teaching
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