SENCO Outwood Academy Carlton, Barnsley

Leadership Scale (L1-L5)
Full time
Start Date
January 2020 ( would consider Easter or September 2020 start)
Please note this position requires driving

"Students first – raising standards and transforming lives”

SENCO, permanent full time
Leadership (L1 – L5)

Required from January 2020 (would consider Easter or September 2020 start)

Outwood Academy Carlton seeks applications from outstanding applicants with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role
Come and join our outstanding team at Outwood Academy Carlton!

Achieving Academy status in February 2016 as part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Outwood Academy Carlton is going from strength to strength. Based in the attractive village of Carlton, we offer an exceptional education and are enjoying significant improvement across every key measure and in every subject. In January 2019, Ofsted noted that “Leaders at all levels are resolute in their belief that pupils are entitled to the highest quality of education and this is reflected in their actions. Capacity for improvement in the future is strong”. You can help us take things to the next level.

The academy has a specialist provision which supports students with Communication and Interaction difficulties.
It is essential that the person we appoint is an outstanding teacher, as much of the role will be to ensure that our teachers are meeting the needs of all the young people in their classrooms. In order to ensure the postholder’s credibility and to model good practice to others, the role will also encompass a significant teaching load. A SEND background and/or qualifications are an advantage, though not essential.
The role of SENCO is a leadership post and the postholder would be expected to attend Senior Leadership Team meetings, play an active part in the strategic leadership of the academy and line manage a large team of staff.
Outwood Academy Carlton is situated in North East Barnsley and is easily accessible from South and West Yorkshire, with Wakefield, Sheffield, Doncaster, Huddersfield and Pontefract all within commuting distance. We are just 5 miles from the M1.
Outwood Grange Family of Schools is nationally recognised as one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the country.

Outcomes for students have improved hugely over the last 5 years across all measures. We are now performing at or above the national average across the board and are one of the top performing schools in Barnsley. Outcomes will continue to improve.

We were delighted to receive a ‘good’ judgement in our recent Ofsted inspection (January 2019). Inspectors recognised that “Staff morale is high” and that “A well-considered programme of professional development ensures that staff continuously improve their skills and knowledge”.

We are very proud of the way in which we have transformed the school in every possible way and you can be part of the next stage of our journey.

Ofsted also praised the inclusive nature of our Academy, stating that “Leadership of the resourced provision for pupils with SEND is very effective. Support for pupils with SEND is individualised so that they receive the help they require”. They also said that “Teachers make effective use of (such) information to plan appropriate tasks so that pupils with SEND make good progress” and “Pupils with SEND who attend the resourced provision are well supported in their personal development and welfare. The help they receive is often bespoke, adapted to meet pupils’ individual needs”.

Outwood Academy Carlton is a wonderful place to work. Everyone associated with the Academy recognises the real buzz of excitement and sense of togetherness. Although the demands and expectations are very high, staff enjoy coming to work, know that they are making a real difference to our young people and fully understand and support our vision of ‘Students first’.

If you join Outwood Academy Carlton, you will be joining the Outwood Grange Family of Schools and will therefore enjoy so many opportunities, whether you wish to stay in one school or work across the Family of Schools. When you are ready to move up, you will not need to move on. All of our Academies have one common goal: to give children, irrespective of ability or circumstances, the chance to succeed.

We are passionate about recognising the potential of both children and staff, and we do whatever it takes to transform futures.

If you are interested in this role, we invite you to contact Lesley Devine, Executive Director of SEND ( if you have any questions, and you would be very welcome to visit, by arrangement.

Application packs for the above vacancy are available to download from: or by contacting Janette Haworth, HR/Business Assistant on 01226 728494 Ext. 231or email Further information is also available from TES.

The closing date for this post is Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 12 noon
Interviews will be held: Monday 21 October 2019

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Outwood Academy Carlton 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 DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.



Outwood Academy Carlton

Royston Lane, Barnsley, S71 3EW

Age range
01226 728494
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