Newcastle Bridges School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3RU

Assistant SENDCo

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£28,000 – £43,685 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience. Plus TLR 2a: £3,017 per annum

This school has Academy status and is part of the Prosper Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Newcastle Bridges School

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


Due to the ongoing expansion of the School and Trust we are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, a highly motivated, inspirational member of staff to assist our SENDCo in supporting young people with SEN across the school. The number of young people with EHCPs in the school has increased dramatically in recent times and the successful candidate will assist in all aspects of the role and deputise for the SENDCo as required.

We seek a committed professional that is able to contribute to supporting some of the most vulnerable young people within the city and surrounding areas, striving to make a difference to their lives.

Newcastle Bridges School provides excellent educational opportunities to pupils whose education has been interrupted by mental or physical ill-health or school phobia. We seek to support each pupil’s access to a full-time, broad and balanced education appropriate to their potential and their educational needs and encourage reintegration into mainstream whenever relevant. Newcastle Bridges School was judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ (May 2022).

The school is multi-site, and includes providing education into five NHS provisions.

The successful candidate will have a particular interest in, and experience of, working with students with SEN either in a primary or secondary setting. They will have knowledge of the 2015 SEN Code of Practice and the purpose of and procedures surrounding EHCPs. They will also have excellent IT skills in order to contribute to SEN report writing and EHCP paperwork. The successful candidate will be required to travel to our sites across the school and venues within the local area. They will work closely with outside agencies and various professionals and with staff and pupils across the school. The successful candidate will therefore have effective communication skills and will be able to contribute to and, where necessary, chair meetings. They will be highly organised and be able to manage a range of practical, administrative and learning tasks using their initiative and working to strict deadlines. The role will also involve working directly with young people with SEN; assessing their needs, delivering interventions and making recommendations to staff and outside agencies about suitable strategies, interventions and provision for individuals.

The Assistant SENDCo will be required to teach in our Secondary Kenton Provision. Please state your curriculum strengths on your application

The Trust offers the successful candidate:

• A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another

• A supportive Trust, Trustees and Governors

• Further professional development appropriate to the role

We would like to hear from those candidates who feel that they can demonstrate the characteristics and skills we are looking for and hold the relevant qualifications to meet the demands of this post.

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy is due to open in September 2023. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Download the application pack from:

Completed applications should be returned to

Closing date: Monday 6th February 2023

Interviews will be held during week commencing: 13th February 2023

If you have not heard from us by 10th February 2023 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note: We can only accept CVs when accompanied by a fully completed application form.


Closing date:

6 February 2023

Apply and view further information