Assistant SENDCO Non-Teaching

Required ASAP (February 2019)

Pay range: SC7 Point 13 (£23,462) pro-rata based on a 37.5 hour week (Pro-Rata Salary £20,065)

The Gainsborough Academy is an inclusive and aspirational Academy based in the Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough, easily accessible from the M18, M180 and A1 motorway networks.  We occupy a state of the art building with extensive grounds, learning and recreational facilities which are designed to inspire pupils and staff alike. At the Gainsborough Academy we are passionate about education and have a belief that all students regardless of their ability and background, deserve choice and opportunity.

We are working with Wickerlsey Partnership Trust.  An outstanding Trust based in Rotherham.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant SENDCO who has the vision determination to ensure our students get the support necessary to make good progress. This is a non-teaching role. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, be able to work well within a team and have the ability to utilise his or her own initiative.  He or she will also be motivated, resilient and demonstrate the skills required to engage all students in their learning.  We are looking for someone who already has appropriate experience in working with SEND provision.

The Gainsborough Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants can expect discussion at interview around their motivation for working with young people and their ability to sustain relationships with appropriate boundaries.

We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

This school operates a no smoking policy.

A detailed Job Description is provided that details the scope and responsibilities of the role.  A Person Specification is also available which states the required skills and experience of candidates.  Further information can be found on along with an application form.

To discuss the post please contact Amanda Roberts, SLT Administrator on 01427 612411 or e-mail

The closing date for the above post is Monday 28th January at 3.00pm.

Successful candidates will be contacted by telephone in order for interviews to take place week commencing Monday 4th February 2019


The Gainsborough Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Job Description

Person Specification

Employment Application Form

The Gainsborough Academy EO Form

Reminder to all Year 8 students to hand in your completed option forms in the post box outside the Uniform Room. Many have already returned and we are busy looking at groupings. The final deadline for return is Wednesday 27th February!