The role requires the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of autism promoting social and emotional wellbeing, 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.
We are looking for someone with a passion for making complex concepts accessible for the neurodiverse learner. We are also looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:
- 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.
- Acommitment 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.
SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learning) 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 1st September 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 core purpose of the role of SEND Teacher is to develop and deliver a holistic academic, social communication and life skills curriculum for our pupils with autism and/or SEMH needs.
We are looking for a SEND Teacher to deliver a personalised autism friendly academic and social skills curriculum, as well as to support the families to implement functional skills within the home and community.
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.
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