The Springfields Academy builds safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement from the ages of 5-19. Special educational needs and disability (SEND) teachers are required to join specifically for pupils aged 5 - 13. The role of our SEND teachers is critical to the Academy’s future. Teachers at Springfields require creativity, flexibility and a commitment to meeting the needs of our pupils through innovative provision and pedagogy.
To consistently teach good/outstanding lessons that engage pupils, meet specificity of need and enable progress, across a broad and balanced curriculum, which will include literacy (English), numeracy (Maths), core and foundation subjects. Additionally, to:
• assess, monitor and record pupil progress;
• build effective working relationships with support staff, other teachers, middle leaders to further the development of Teaching and Learning at the Academy.
Part of the excitement of teaching at the satellite provision is the broad range of individuals that you will care for. Our young people with autism may have sensory needs, speech and language difficulties, or other conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs. Some of our young people may have a combination of these, and of course, like any school we also have many gifted and talented individuals. A key aspect of working at Springfields is taking the time to get to know pupils and their individual needs, and given their complexity, being able to create a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment is crucial.
What we can offer you:
• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people with autism.
• The chance to deliver an engaging and creative autism friendly curriculum that builds on life skills and develops independence.
• A close-knit team of professionals who work in a supportive and inspirational environment.
• An outstanding learning community that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning.
• The opportunity to be involved in wider-school life through trips, clubs, collapsed timetable days, Duke of Edinburgh etc.
• On-going, specialist professional development.
• A comprehensive CPD package with opportunities for individual development and development of knowledge linked to good autism practice
• A commitment to ‘Healthy Working Lives’ through the Croner Employee Assistance programme
• A work laptop
What we are looking for:
• A positive ‘can-do’ attitude
• A passion for, and understanding of, autism
• A creative and flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation
• The confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem.
• A commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential both socially and academically.
• Job share opportunities available
Hours of work: 32 hours per week Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date (and time): 27th June 2019
Interview date: w/c 1st July 2019
Commencement date: ASAP
To apply please www.reachsouth.org/applications
The Springfields Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.