Lead SEN Learning Mentor (SEND Support) - Horbury Academy




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Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Horbury Academy 

Horbury Academy are seeking to appoint a Lead SEN Learning Mentor for SEND Support to lead and assist the SEN Learning Manager, Associate SENCo and SENCo.


This role will act as the lead Learning Mentor regarding the provision of our young people with SEND by supporting the SENDCo in managing the SEND referral process. You will be required to provide specific, targeted teaching of learning support programmes to individuals or small groups requiring additional help. You will lead and direct other learning mentors and colleagues on support for curriculum provision and learning support for targeted pupils at risk of significant underachievement specifically, but not exclusively supporting pupils with needs around cognition and learning.


In this varied role applicants are required to demonstrate flexibility, have some experience working with vulnerable/challenged/challenging children and young people and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and pupils.

The Accord Multi Academy Trust was established in September 2016 and is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. The Trust is committed to providing world class education for all our young people within our community and as such we recognise the pivotal role that our staff team have in this respect. The Trust places at the heart of its development a commitment to high quality professional development for all staff who join the Trust. We understand that by investing in our staff we will create an organisation with a shared vision and values that will transform education for young people.

We are confident that new staff joining our Trust will feel welcomed and happy to have chosen us. Prospective applicants are welcome to visit prior to applying. We also encourage prospective candidates to look at our website for further information regarding our ‘People Pledge’ and our recently launched Employee Benefit package Working For Our Trust - Accord (accordmat.org)

For an informal discussion about this position please contact hr@accordmat.org or call on 01924 282748.

Closing Date: Friday 24 November 2023 at 9.00am

Interviews likely to be held: week commencing 27 November 2023

Application forms are available from https://accordmat.org/vacancies/

Completed application forms to be returned to hr@accordmat.org  

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Accord Multi Academy Trust reserves the right to interview sooner than the specified dates above. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

We are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equity of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains high quality colleagues from all backgrounds and across all job roles at the Trust. We welcome and encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, other ethnic minority groups, individuals who identify as LGBT+; and/or are registered with a disability. Candidates will always be shortlisted based on the content of application against the job description and essential criteria without access to the personal details information.

The Accord Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check