Grade H, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Actual Salary Range: £24,251 – £28,813

Permanent Contract, required to 1st September 2023

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and solution focused Assistant SENDCo to join our exceptional SEND Team at Penrice Academy. This exciting opportunity will see the successful candidate play a vital role in implementing our SEND strategy and advocating for our young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. This position would be suitable for a Qualified Teacher or an Unqualified Teacher with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the role.

As an integral member of the team, key duties will include identifying and supporting students who are experiencing barriers to learning and maintaining our SEND Record of Need through the careful analysis of data.  The Assistant SENDCo will contribute to the management and support of students with SEND by establishing and maintaining exceptional relationships with both support and teaching staff at the school. 

The successful candidate will support the line management of a team of SEND Support specialists under the direction of SENDCO. Other duties include supporting students with an EHCP and those identified as SEN Support through key transition points. As the Assistant SENDCo, you will be available to support students and parents on Information and Parents Evenings as calendared through the academic year. The Assistant SENDCo will also be part of the Safeguarding Team at Penrice.

At Penrice Academy, you will work in an exciting, fast-paced and highly motivated, yet supportive environment. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards for behaviour, engagement and academic outcomes. Penrice is the top performing school in the South West, supported as 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. There are extensive opportunities to work collaboratively with experienced professionals and leaders across the Trust, with unparalleled CPD and career development prospects for all.

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Mike Merelie, SENDCo, via email:

Application forms and full details are available to download below:

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

Closing date for applications:     9.00am, Monday 5th June 2023

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 12th June 2023

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: