Head Teacher
Reach South Academy Trust, Plymouth, PL1 4RL
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Earliest opportunity, ideally 1 January 2023
16 October 2022 at 11:59pm
16 September 2022
About Reach South Academy Trust
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SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learners) is a day specialist provider of education in Salisbury, Wiltshire for children and young people aged from 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosis of autism or an SEMH profile.
The school is planned to open on September 1st, 2023, in temporary accommodation split across two sites. One site is currently in operation and houses 50 pupils with a diagnosis of autism, a further site for 25 pupils will open in September 2023. Both sites will then merge at the earliest opportunity, and move to their permanent home on Wilton Road, in Salisbury. The school will cater for up to 150 pupils, once full.
SAIL’s aim is to build safe independent lives for the autistic and SEMH population through a process of understanding, support, and enablement. To achieve this goal the school will look at the unique impact autism and social, emotional, and mental health experiences has on the individual child. From this we aim as a school to personalise the child’s curriculum, care, and therapeutic package to ensure every child achieves and experiences success and independence.
This key intent is underpinned by a number of principles. We will ensure that all children make progress, we build and foster positive relationships with parents and carers, put pupil voice at the heart of everything and support all children so they trust, feel safe and secure. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding including dedicated education, care and therapeutic teams.
REACH South is a forward-thinking academy trust that puts the child, and their diagnosis first. The Springfields Academy, Calne was the first Reach South special school (Ofsted good March 2022. NAS advanced status June 2022). The Peak Academy, Dursley formally joined Reach South on August 1 2022 following a period of supportive, handover work. SAIL will be our third specialist provision. The three schools, whilst retaining identity, will work very closely through the next phase of the Trust development and to meet, lead and shape regional agendas.
This strong SEN framework leaves Reach South well placed to address the local and national drive to establish new local SEND partnerships and create local inclusion plans to support the growing demand and level of need. The green paper states that pupils with SEND frequently require access to additional support from a broad specialist workforce to enable them to effectively access their mainstream provision. The new Headteacher of SAIL must be proactive and respond to this agenda, working in partnership and collaboration to shape and respond to the Wiltshire SEND strategy.
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