Luminate Education Group

SEND Support Lead (LCC2823)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC5 Commencing at £22,062 with progression to £23,948 PA
12 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


The 14-16 Skills Development Programme is due to move in July 2021 to Mabgate, to a purpose-built environment for our pre 16 provision.

This will incorporate facilities to support students prepare for adulthood alongside studying English and Maths whilst having the opportunity to ‘try out’ vocational courses to support their progression.

The 14-16 Skills Development Programme is for students aged 14-16 who are unable to access mainstream Year 10 and Year 11 provision In 2021/21 we have 85 pre 16 students.

Students referred to this course often have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and/or additional SEND needs which has resulted in their disengagement from mainstream provision.

Many of the students who attend this provision have an Education, Health and Care Plan.


  • Responsible for a caseload students who have SEND needs acting as the main point of contact for the students while they are enrolled to Leeds City College.
  • Following the assessment of need, ensure appropriate support plans and summaries for SEND students are completed, demonstrating appropriate strategies and Exam Access Arrangements.
  • Comply with the JCQ guidelines.
  • Ensure EAA is in place for all School SEND students.
  • To lead on the transition into, through and out of LCC for the caseload of school students from our partner schools who have SEND working collaboratively with Schools, parents and other partners.
  • To lead and manage a team of learning support assistants and TA’s who provide learning or access support for students who have SEND needs using a range of innovative and strategic approaches.
  • Support and supervise specialist agency staff providing support on the campus/centre as required.
  • Working with the Deputy Head of SEND and Pastoral to ensure all paperwork is prepared in timely manner and the college is compliant with all local authority/legal frameworks and college processes as required by the Head of SEND.


  • Experience of working with students who have SEND needs in a direct specialist support role while maintaining appropriate relationships and boundaries with a commitment to the significance of the learner voice.
  • Experience of managing, leading, mentoring, training and supporting staff whilst developing and maintaining effective professional relationships.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of current Government, SEN/Disability legislation and guidance related to transition, education, health and care.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of quality assurance frameworks related to education such as Ofsted and the common Inspection framework.


Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. 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. 


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension schemes with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to this vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


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 licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without 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 positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


For more information about the role please contact:
Danielle Cunningham

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


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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