SEN Specialist

Grade F, 35 Hours per Week, Term Time plus INSET Days

Actual Salary: £13,803 – £17,162 per annum

1 year fixed term contract: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022

Penrice Academy is a truly outstanding school, with wonderful students and forward thinking, inspirational teaching and support staff. We are highly successful with year-on-year exceptional results which now put us in the top 7% of schools nationally. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be successful as they move to the next phase of their education. As a school community we have a relentless drive and ambition to provide the best possible educational experience for each and every one of our students. Penrice Academy is part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), a family of Cornish Primary and Secondary Schools, with a strategic vision to ‘learn together to help every child achieve more’. This is an exciting time to join our large, dynamic Trust, which is responsible for educating learners across four secondary schools, one junior school and eight primary schools with a Free School (primary) to open in September 2021.

Our dedicated and experienced SEN team is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic SEN Specialist to join a well-established department supporting students with additional needs.  We seek to appoint an individual who can take a proactive role in supporting the educational, social and physical needs of students at our school.  The successful candidate will be able to use their initiative and support teaching and learning across the curriculum, providing assistance to the teacher in the practical organisation of class activities and small group work.  The SEN Specialist will also be responsible for advocating for students with additional needs and support students on the school’s SEN Register to successfully access enrichment opportunities across the school as part of our wider curriculum offer.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for a graduate who would like to gain more SEND experience before pursuing a career in teaching and education.  The post is also suitable for individuals who currently work within education as a learning support assistant and would like the opportunity to develop their practice. 

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Abby Macdonald, Operational SENDCo at Penrice Academy, via email:

Please complete a CELT application form and return to

Applications by CV, letter or social media alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date:                 9.00am Thursday 20th May 2021

Interview Date:               Week commencing 24th May 2021