The role requires
the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding
the theories of autism and how they can be applied in practice to meet
individual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience, and a
commitment to meeting the needs of our pupils through innovative provision and
working with pupils with Complex Learning Needs is advantageous.
What we are
- A positive
- A passion for, and
understanding of, autism.
- A creative and
flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge,
personalisation and innovation.
- A commitment to
enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their
potential both socially and academically.
Springfields Academy is a Reach South Academy for young people aged 5-19 with
autism. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site and 40 pupils at our
Satellite provision in Salisbury. Our goal is to build safe independent lives
for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.
Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. We
aspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support,
understanding and enablement. Additionally, we hold the National Autistic
Society Advanced specialist award and are recognised as an Ofsted good school.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly
reflective in our practices, and are continually working to improve our
provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculum journey that
enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills in areas of need
and to overcome their barriers to learning. The drive to build ‘safe
Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything else that we do. The
Academy has a PAN of 210.
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
- An outstanding learning community that engages pupils and develops
positive attitudes to learning.
- 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
- A work laptop
This is an exciting time to join the Springfields Team as we are growing and offering more provision for more pupils from the autistic community. From September 2023 we will have 210 pupils and from September 2024 will have 250 pupils.
As part of this growth we have an opportunity for an Autism/SEND Teacher to be deployed in either our Complex Needs Provision or within our growing semi-formal curriculum. The core purpose of the role isto develop and deliver a holistic academic, social communication and life skills curriculum for some of our most complex pupils with autism.
The role of Autism + Complex Needs Teacher is an exciting new role in the Academy’s High Needs provision. The core purpose of the role is to develop and deliver a holistic academic, social communication and life skills curriculum for some of our most complex pupils with autism.
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. The role requires the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of autism and how they can be applied in practice to meet individual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience and a commitment to meeting the needs of our pupils through innovative provision and pedagogy.
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