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Job details
Employer Discovery Academy
Location Warwickshire
Salary Teacher Main/Upper Pay Scale + SEN 1
Contract type Part Time / Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Be part of an exciting and creative academy in Nuneaton for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs. 

About Us 

In September 2015, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new Academy in Nuneaton, Warwickshire; catering for children and young people aged between 9 years and 19 years with an autism diagnosis and / or an underlying condition that has enabled them to receive an EHC plan for ASC or SEMH. 

MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation. 

The Role 

Discovery Academy opened its doors on 14th September 2015 at 40% over numbers and due to continual demand and high numbers of student applications needs to build further capacity in the Teaching Team. We are therefore currently recruiting for a creative inspirational teacher to join us. It is a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special. 

As a class teacher you will work with an HLTA and 2 TAs to meet the majority of the curriculum and pastoral needs of between 7 and 10 students. This is likely to be mixed age Y7&8 in the first instance; on average our children are working approx. three years below their chronological age; however some are above so it is a rich and varied classroom that you will lead. 

Due to our expansion we are also seeking to appoint someone who could deliver specialist subject areas as well so ALL are welcome to apply. Please be clear about the subjects you can offer at KS4 and 5 in particular. If you have Autism, BESD or Alternative Provision experience that will also be an advantage. 

The Academy is well staffed and committed to the Professional Development of all; roles can be tailored to allow strengths to be shown as well as areas for development or professional interest to be experienced and understood. 

You will need to be an exceptional classroom practitioner and have demonstrable experience of working with Children and Young People with either social and emotional needs or Autism, associated challenging behaviour or other complex needs, whilst demonstrating proven experience of implementing the national curriculum. 

The school focussed on Key Stages 2 and 3 in our opening year but is already expanding into Key Stage 4 and we want to recruit to KS 5 as well. As the school expands to Key Stage 4 and 5 we are delivering a more subject based curriculum offering a wide range of GCSE and alternative accreditation such as ASDAN. 

You will be able to implement strategies for raising achievement across the curriculum and be committed to your further professional development.

To Apply

Please visit and complete our online application form.  For queries, please contact  

Closing Date: 8th May 2017, 9am

Interview Date: 18th May 2017

 “MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.” 

*Salaries are dependent upon qualifications and experience

About the employer

Information about Discovery Academy
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 9 - 19 years
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Locations and contacts

Vernon’s Lane
Beaumont Road
CV11 5SS
United Kingdom