[220505A] Autism/SEN Teacher (11-19)

The Springfields Academy, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

This job expired on 15 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

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MPS 1-6/UPS 1-3 £25,714 - £41,604

[220505A] Autism/SEN Teacher (11-19) job summary

The Springfield Academy (North Site, Calne), Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Autism/SEND Teacher (5-13) to join the School in September 2022.

Post: Autism/SEND Teacher (5-13)
Location: The Springfields Academy (North Site, Calne), Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range: MPS 1-6/UPS 1-3 £25,714 - £41,604 plus SEN allowance £2270
Contract Hours: Full time, 32.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday

About the role
The role of Autism/SEND Teacher is an exciting role working within either our Phase 1 or Phase 2 teams at our Calne Site. The core purpose of the role is to develop and deliver a holistic academic, social communication and life skills curriculum for our pupils with au-tism.

It is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to create a developmental learning experience that not only enables the pupils to develop within our setting but maximises opportunities to develop the skills for a ‘safe, independent life’ using autism enablement structures and systems

About the successful candidate
The role requires the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to un-derstanding the theories of autism and how they can be applied in practice to meet indi-vidual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience and a commitment to meeting the needs of our pupils through innovative provision and pedagogy.

What we are looking for:
• Someone with a passion for making complex concepts accessible for the autistic learner
• A child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
• A teacher with good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH
• 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.
• Experience of primary, secondary (KS3) or specialist provision beneficial.

About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps
If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07821301127 or emailing us at recruitment@reachsouth.org.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 15th May 2022
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing Monday 23rd May 2022

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form which can be found on the Tes Website click ‘quick apply’ on the advert or access by following link below:


Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation and where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

Additional allowances

SEN allowance £2270

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About The Springfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
Education phase
School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
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About the School
The Springfields Academy builds safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement from the ages of 5-19. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site and 40 pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury.

Part of the excitement of teaching at Springfields 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 social, emotional and mental health needs. 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, stimu-lating and supportive learning environment is crucial.

You will be joining a happy, hardworking and well-established team of over 20 teachers across the academy. You will also work in partnership with our multi-disciplinary therapy team.
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 functional curriculum that builds independent life skills.
• 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 a comprehensive trust Employee Assistance programme
• A work laptop
• Your own classroom
• Small class sizes, usually of 8-10 learners

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