(to work in either Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4)
Main Scale/UPS + 1 SEN (TLR possible for the right candidate)
Temporary Maternity Cover, initially for 1 term with the possibility of being extended
This position would suit a teacher with a proven track record of outstanding practice who wishes to embrace the challenge of working within a specialist setting. The ability to work positively with young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties is essential. The organisation of the provision is based on a primary model. As the lead teacher you would be responsible for the delivery of English and Maths, (accredited at key stage 4), with support from specialist curriculum leaders. A subject specialism is not the priority here but versatility, enthusiasm, resilience, unconditional positive regard for the young people and teaching expertise is! Specialist support and training will be provided for any teacher who wishes to move from a mainstream setting.
A TLR allowance will be available for an outstanding leader who is willing to offer an appropriate middle leadership responsibility.
Part of Wellspring Multi Academy Trust Springwell Learning Community comprises of two academies; Springwell Special Academy and Springwell Alternative Academy, and also incorporates EOTAS, Elective Home education and the Behaviour Support Service. Springwell Special Academy is an outstanding cross-phase SEMH Special School with a national reputation for excellence in working with challenging and vulnerable children with special educational needs.
As a National Teaching School, Springwell is at the cutting edge of educational development, involved in national research and development, teacher training, bespoke CPD and school-to-school support. This creates obvious opportunities for professional development and career progression beyond the classroom.
Springwell Learning Community is a child centred and values driven organisation. Unconditional Positive Regard underpins everything, along with nurture principles, immersive compelling learning opportunities, a strong emphasis on literacy and personalised social and emotional development.
Springwell Special Academy serves the whole of Barnsley and is a state of the art multi-million pound specialist building. The school has been designed around a vision where unconditional positive regard lies at the core of everything we do. Sound, lighting, shape and space all contribute to a pedagogical approach based on nurture principles and immersive learning, that promotes creativity across the curriculum, with a strong emphasis on literacy. In the heart of the school we have an innovative immersive space allowing compelling learning experiences to engage and motivate our pupils.
The Executive Principal of Springwell is a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable which is working at a national level to influence education policy. He is also an associate of Independent Thinking Limited and a National Leader of Education.
Springwell places a huge emphasis on professional development and invests significantly in staff training at all levels. This means that, although experience of working in an SEMH setting would be an advantage, specialist support and training will be provided for outstanding teachers wishing to make the career fulfilling move into special education.
If you would like to discuss any of the positions or would like to find out more about the academies then please call either Dave Whitaker (Executive Principal) or Verity Watts (Executive Vice Principal) on 01226 327076
If you would like to come and visit our fantastic building then please contact Jessica Galvin on 0114 217 1556.
Please contact our recruitment partner Jessica Galvin to request an application pack on 0114 217 1556.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st June 2017 at 12 noon
Interviews will take place on 27th June 2017