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Futures Department Coordinator - Severndale Academy

Severndale Specialist School
Monkmoor Campus, Woodcote Way, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury. SY2 5SH
Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale with a TLR2B payment
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

Department Coordinator (Futures 16-25 Department) with at least 60% teaching commitment - Severndale Academy
Full Time, permanent post starting as soon as possible.
Salary will be Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale with a TLR2B payment

Who are we?

Severndale Specialist Academy is a multi-site special school incorporating our Monkmoor campus, provision within a local mainstream secondary school and a purpose built 16-25 year old provision at our local college. We work with young people with special educational needs from within Shropshire and beyond. Our children and young people can access Severndale Specialist Academy from reception age through to Sixth Form age and have a range of learning, physical and mobility difficulties and some students require personal care. Supporting communication and enabling independence is a key focus of our work .

We are a new team that are continually developing at pace to achieve our aim of being a national leader in SEND education.  We are looking for a leader who has a genuine desire and drive to change the SEND landscape, particularly in its approach to education in Shropshire and beyond.

Severndale is a truly unique special school and is one of the largest special schools in the country. We are proud to be able to meet the needs of over 430 young people across all abilities of the SEND spectrum and across three different sites. Severndale is also proud to be part of The Learning Community Trust, a truly inclusive multi academy trust based in Telford.

What is the purpose of the role:

Severndale Academy is looking to appoint an existing excellent practitioner to join our talented team as a Department Coordinator working at our 16—25 department which is based at the Futures Campus on London Road.  

The person appointed to the role will:

-hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

-lead a team of staff to deliver an Enterprise based curriculum that will focus on development of the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and will ensure that all students secure a successful transition to their next stage of education/employment/social care

-oversee the day-to-day operational running of Futures and be able to problem solve confidently

-be aspirational and will be keen to work with local businesses to develop work experience and volunteering placements for the students.

-be proactive and will develop links with social workers and other professionals linked to the students in order to secure the best of outcomes for the young people

-be appointed Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and attend meetings for young people who attend Futures

The Learning Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and young people. All post holders are subject to an enhanced DBS check (including a check on the children’s barred list) for the successful applicant. References will be checked following the Learning Community Trust recruitment and selection process. We are committed to equality and diversity and follow the Safer Recruitment practices as set out in the Statutory Guidance - Keeping Children Safe in Education. For more information regarding our schools commitment to safeguarding, please see our website for our school policies -

If you feel that you have the drive, commitment and ambition to make a difference, then please complete the application form at and forward your information to by 19th February 2024 at 9am. The proposed date for interviews is Monday 26th February 2024.

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