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SEND Team Lead (Ref: LCC3608)

Salary Commencing at £27,829 PA with Progression to £30,405 PA
Location Leeds
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.


The SEND department is a specialist department within a large educational establishment, ensuring that as a college we meet the support needs of all of our students, work with parents, carers, many multi-agency teams and young people to support the specific support needs documented in EHCPs in order to help young people fulfil their educational potential. This role requires an experienced SEND professional to lead on the placement and support of students with Educational Health Care Plans, SEND and ALS needs across a specific campus/cohort. You will be an operational main point of contact with parents and curriculum staff, make a contribution towards positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable students, and line manage a highly effective team within the SEND department.



  • Support with the annual review process by chairing meetings and completing paperwork that meets the Local Authority standards and within statutory timelines.
  • Ensure delivery of support in line with assessed needs and funding Line management and leadership of identified staff.



  • Extensive and proven experience of working with students who have high needs / SEND and the implementation of appropriate support strategies.
  • Successful and proven experience of managing, leading, mentoring, training and supporting staff whilst developing and maintaining professional relationships.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of current safeguarding legislation. in relation to SEND / High Needs learners.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of current Government SEND legislation/guidance related to transition, education, social care and health.


For more information please contact:

  • Nathan Edwards


Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development. Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest growing and most innovative education groups in the country. 

We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our student's including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here:

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licensed sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without a current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021.

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens.

We recognise, value and celebrate diversity. Diversity for us is very important as we engage with a diverse student population therefore we would love to create a diverse workforce to enable us to better respond and reflect that diversity in our workforce. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other and our different experiences and backgrounds, for both staff and students to achieve their full potential. We are committed to eliminating discrimination, therefore we would welcome applications from everyone regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or social class.

Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread.

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