SEND Student Support Worker

Leeds City Academy

B3 .7 - .11 £19, 554 – £21, 166 (£16, 650 – £18, 022 pro rata) 37 hours TTO plus 5 days
Accountable to:    SEND Leader

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining Leeds City Academy, one of the most rapidly improving schools within the Leeds area and county of West Yorkshire. We are an 11-16 Academy and one of three schools within the White Rose Academies Trust, a Trust recognised nationally for its ground-breaking and transformational impact on the lives of the young people it serves. The Academy received a Section 5 Inspection in May 2019 achieving an overall Good judgement with Leadership and Management judged as Outstanding.


Our highly motivated and talented students are at the very centre of everything we do and the shared mission of all our stakeholders is to work ‘In Partnership’ in securing the aspirations and ambitions of every one of our young people. Our Academy is a unique and truly inspirational place to work, enhanced by our wonderful students who come from a diverse range of cultures, heritage and experiences; a significant proportion of students speak English as an additional language.


Our NQT and CPD training programme is highly respected by staff at the Academy and is further enhanced by the various opportunities for professional development provided through our excellent and varied White Rose Academies CPD programme.


Please apply if you wish to work for an Academy Trust who values and supports the next move in your career. Come and join us on our journey to becoming World Class.

Purpose of job: You will work with individual and groups of students who are at risk of underachieving to accelerate progress in learning, behaviour, attendance or personal development. You will be expected to carry out any reasonable task required which falls within the scope of the purpose of the post.


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective in class support for SEND pupils with a range of needs

  • Have responsibility for, and manage effectively a caseload of students allocated through the Additional Needs team (ANTS). Through working with your line manager and/or other staff, this will involve developing and tracking a range of students to accelerate progress in learning, behaviour, attendance or personal development.

  • Deliver a range of specific interventions with a group or 1:1 as directed by the SEND Leader

  • Maintain full and accurate records of interventions and other documents in line with the Academy agreed procedures.

  • Liaise regularly with, and report to your line manager about your targeted and/or intervention students.

  • Create ‘Personal Support Plans’ for SEND students and update termly – these will be used to advise other staff in school on strategies and resources which can be used to support individual students.

  • Contribute to the statutory assessment and annual reviews of students with SEND.

  • Contribute to applications for additional funding for students with SEND.

  • Collaborate with professional colleagues to develop and maintain close working links with parent / carers and support agencies as required.

  • Create accurate and high quality reports as required for internal use and external meetings related to students in either Foundation or High School.

  • Support the development of In Partnership characters and values within the academy

  • Attend and contribute to review meetings as appropriate.

  • Support the induction of students new to the Academy.

  • Contribute to effective transition processes for Y6/7 Transition.

  • Contribute to the wider school activities organised by your area team.

  • Develop and maintain high quality display areas for your area of work.

Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds City Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure World Class status in the next two years.


We're securing our  vision for World Class status  by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation of West Yorkshire.


We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society


The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.


The Trust employs over 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Our CPD Programme is focused on Innovation, Leadership Development and delivery of excellence for vulnerable groups. Our Beginner Teacher Programme is amongst the best in the region. We are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.


We are sponsored by Leeds City College (member of the Luminate Education Group) who provide expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.


As a Trust we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.


Closing date:            Friday 22 November 2019 at 09:00

Shortlisting date:       Friday 22 November 2019

Interview date:         Thursday 28 November 2019

Start Date:                 ASAP

For further information please visit or to apply, please complete the attached application form and return to Please note we are unable to accept CVs.


The Governors and Executive Principal of Leeds City Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ensuring that safer recruiting procedures are in place. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.



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