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Over the February half-term (Monday 21st - Friday 25th February), we will be hosting a virtual recruitment and careers week for those interested in making a difference to the future aspirations of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

A live opening session at the beginning of the week will introduce the trust and its provisions and a live closing session at the end of the week will address and answer any questions submitted during the week.

In between the two live sessions, pre-recorded videos from current teachers and support staff will be made available to offer an insight into working at SENDAT. Other videos will provide opportunities to find out more about current vacancies, the application process, benefits of working at SENDAT and upcoming projects for which we will be recruiting.

Anyone in or outside of education is welcome to access the content from the virtual recruitment and careers week which will be shared below . If you are interested in accessing the live streams at the start and end of the week, please book your free tickets using the links below.

If you have any questions, please submit these via the Microsoft Form which is linked at the bottom of the page so they can be answered in the closing session.

SENDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons at all times.


  • Monday 21st Feb: A live opening session delivered by  Lawrence Chapman (SENDAT CEO) via Microsoft Teams.
  • Tuesday 22nd Feb: Pre-recorded videos from classroom support staff,  a Family Support worker (FSW), Admissions and Review Officer and a Community Engagement Officer.
  • Useful Links
  • Wednesday 23rd Feb: Pre-recorded videos from teaching staff, administration and premises and site staff.
  • Thursday 24th Feb: Pre-recorded videos about leadership, updates on recent recent projects (Duke of Lancaster, Mulberry and Peile) and upcoming opportunities.
  • Friday 25th Feb: A live closing session delivered by Lawrence Chapman (SENDAT CEO) via Microsoft Forms to answer any questions submitted during the week. 
  • Useful Links

Employee Benefits at SENDAT

  • Induction and Probation
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Health care Cash Plan (Simplyhealth)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Supportive working environment

Monday 21st Feb: Live Opening Session

The recording of our live launch session is now available below.

Applying using My New Term

You can apply for all our jobs using My new term, form our jobs page on the website. Here Hannah talks you through how to get started with the app.

Tuesday 22nd February: Pre-recorded videos from classroom support staff, residential staff, a Admissions and Review Officer and a Community Engagement Officer.

Classroom Support Staff

Jack and Ami – Special Teaching Assistants

Residential Staff

Beth – Residential Team Leader

Sasha – Family Support Worker (FSW)

Community Engagement Officer

Admissions and Review Officer

Wednesday 23rd February: Pre-corded videos from teaching staff, administration staff and catering and premises staff.

Richard – Teacher

Sue – Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Alan – Trust Catering Manager

Jenni W – teaching at SENDAT

Thursday 24th February: Pre-recorded videos about leadership, progress on recent projects and upcoming opportunities.

Leadership – leadership at SENDAT

Friday 25th February: Live Closing Event

The recording of our finale event is now available. Please also take a moment to give us some feedback on the week and the videos that are available.

Feedback Form:

Other useful links........