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Job details
Employer Springwell Alternative Academy
Location Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Salary MPS/UPS + SEN + TLR2b
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Springwell Learning Community 

Head of Centre (KS3-4) & Lead for KS4 Engagement Curriculum  

MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance + TLR 2b 

Permanent, commencing January 2018   

Are you a remarkable teacher who feels stifled by the mainstream system? Are you an exceptional, creative practitioner who really wants to make a difference every day to the lives of the most vulnerable children? 

Do you want to be driven by a sense of moral purpose rather than data?  Do you want high quality professional development and support? Do you want to teach small classes where getting to know the children really well is a priority and a pleasure? Do you want to work with highly supportive colleagues who share your values and ethos? Do you want to work in an organisation that supports career progression and has opportunities beyond your own school? Do you want to be involved in educational research and development? Do you want to work in an organisation with a national reputation for excellence in its field? 

If the answer to these questions is yes, then why not come and work for an organisation who truly believes that there is another way?  

Springwell Learning Community is looking to recruit teachers to work within its specialist settings where all of this can be achieved through commitment, resilience and a dedication to working differently. If you are interested in being a part of this unique opportunity, please read on……  

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Springwell Learning Community to make a massive difference to the lives of vulnerable young people.  A dynamic lead teacher, capable of creating positive relationships with hard to reach young people excluded from mainstream education is required to deliver a Key Stage 4 alternative engagement curriculum as well as have overarching responsibility for the key stage 3/4 centre.  The ability to form positive relationships with young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties is essential as the organisation of the provision is based on a primary model and Nurture Principles.  The role will require the delivery of English and Mathematics at either GCSE or Functional Skills levels plus additional GCSE and/or accredited qualifications.  The ability to teach other curriculum areas such as BTEC Physical Education and the Duke of Edinburgh award would be desirable, though not essential.  The priority for this post is enthusiasm, resilience, flexibility and unconditional positive regard for the young people, along with excellent teaching skills.  Experience of leading an inclusion unit would be desirable though not essential.   Specialist support and training will be provided for any teacher who wishes to move from a mainstream setting. 

If you would like to discuss the position or would like to find out more about the academies then please call either Dave Whitaker (Executive Principal) or Verity Watts (Associate Executive Principal) on 01226 327076  

If you would like to come and visit then please contact Julie Snowball on 01226 291133

For further information about the academies please visit our website at

Deadline for electronic submission is Monday 23rd October 2017 at 8am  

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th October 2017     

About the employer

Information about Springwell Alternative Academy
Org type Alternative Provision
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 16 years

Locations and contacts

Springwell Community School
St Helen's Boulevard
Carlton Road
South Yorkshire
S71 2AY
United Kingdom