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Job details
Employer Springwell Academy Leeds
Location Leeds
Salary MPS/UPS - £22,467 to £38,250 (+ SEN Point)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Easter 2017 or earlier if possible

Potential TLR for a candidate who may be willing to take on responsibility.

As part of the Wellspring Academy Trust’s long term plan to create world class SEMH provisions in Leeds, in a new, multi-site Academy, we have set up temporary settings around the city. These small ‘satellite’ schools are part of the Trusts interim plans as we move towards three purpose built sites around the city, in which £45 million is to be invested. Staff involved in these interim settings will play a central role in the new schools which are due for completion form 2018.

Our Key Stage 4 site is currently located in the Meanwood area of the city and can accommodate up to 45 Key Stage 4 students. It will operate in line with best practise in an SEMH provision, which is a nurturing type curriculum model with significant investment in therapeutic and wrap around support for our students.

We require an exceptional teacher who is passionate about providing the best possible education and care for vulnerable students. They will initially teach Key Stage 4 students Maths up to GCSE level. Significant training, time and support will be given to be confident in delivering high quality learning.

This position would suit a teacher with a proven track record of exceptional practice, who is able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). This position would suit an individual who is passionate about making a real difference to student’s life chances and supporting them in achieving their potential in essential life skills, which is a high priority for Springwell Leeds. The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire students to achieve.

About us

Springwell Leeds is a new provision for the city which we will be developing across Leeds on a number of different sites over the next couple of years.

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education that we can for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do and we are creating an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believes that all its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We are creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs which will help them achieve positive outcomes and prepare them for their onward destinations into continuing education, work or training. In order to achieve this, we have developed a curriculum that provides opportunities for academic progression as well as vocational learning, whilst being engaging, creative, and innovative.

We see strong relationships as the key to our success – with students, parents, carers and the wider community and we ensure that our academies are welcoming safe places for children to learn and prosper. We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also realise that at times they will need our support too. We work closely with other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

Working in partnership with Leeds City Council, we are building an exciting future and will use this site to keep you updated on our progress and to celebrate our successes.

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.

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Jeremy DeWhytell, Acting Principal at Stonegate Road, via email  

To apply please submit an application form and covering letter, of no longer than two sides of A4. The letter should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity, highlighting areas in which you have shown impact.

The deadline for electronic submissions is Noon, Friday 2nd December 2016

Completed applications should be e-mailed to Sarah Reeder, PA to Executive Principal at  

We anticipate that interviews will take place week commencing Monday, 5th December 2016

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Locations and contacts

Tinshill Site
Oakwood Pupil Support Centre
Stonegate Road
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom