SEND Manager - Armfield Academy

Academy: Armfield Academy
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC Pay Scale, Grade G
Closing date for applications: 1 July 2022, 9.00am



Armfield Academy - SEND Manager


Salary:                                                 Grade G (SCP 25-28) £30,095 - £32,798 p.a. (FTE)

                                                           £25,852 - £28,174 (actual salary)


Contract:                                             Permanent / 37 hours per week / Term time plus 5 days  

Start Date:                                           30 August 2022


Firstly, thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Armfield Academy staff team. This is a very exciting and unique opportunity in helping establish our brand new school; developing policy and procedures and putting these into operation so that we become “an Academy to be proud of”.


We opened in September 2018 on Lytham Road, South Shore with children joining the school in Reception and Year 7 only. This will then be repeated in the following years which enables the school to grow. Our nursery provision opened in January 2019.  Staffing numbers will increase year on year until the school is at full capacity.  The Academy, named after Jimmy Armfield, has the strapline “an Academy to be proud of”. It therefore relates very much to traditional British values and supports the core values of our Trust; pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence.


Armfield Academy is part of the Fylde Coast Academy Trust (FCAT) and is our second “all-through” school. FCAT is a Multi Academy Trust with 10 primary and secondary schools across the Fylde Coast and Lancashire with a proven track record of delivering rapid improvement in progress and outcomes. Our aim is to ensure first class learning opportunities for all young people. Learners are at the heart of what we do and their outcomes and successes are what drive us to be the “best we can be”!


The SEND Manager post is a key position within our brand new academy.  The postholder will provide vital management support to the SEND Department as well as working operationally within the wider school and to provide outreach support to students, currently unable to attend school.

This is an exciting opportunity and we are looking for a  caring, reliable and highly organised person with an interest in inclusive education to support students with special needs to achieve their best at Armfield Academy Blackpool. You must have the desire to work with pride, ambition, respect, resilience, integrity and excellence so we can be the “best we can be!”

Your application should state clearly why you are the ideal candidate for this role.   To apply for this post please visit our website and complete the online application form and equal opportunities form at


Closing time and date for applications is 9 a.m. on Friday 1st July 2022

Shortlisting to take place on or after the afternoon of Friday 1st July 2022

Assessment and Interview Day to be confirmed


For any questions regarding the vacancy please contact Karen Ashton at

Thank you again for your interest in this post and I look forward to receiving your application.


Sean Bullen                                                                                        Mark Kilmurray
Executive Headteacher Armfield Academy                          Headteacher Armfield Academy


The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


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