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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 May 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1 - 6

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone with a passion for making complex concepts accessible for the autistic 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.

What the school offers its staff

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).

Further details about the role

As PE Lead the post holder will be a member of the extended leadership team and will be required to support SLT with the overall management and leadership of the Academy including:

  • Managing staff and resources
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the aims / objectives of the Academy.
  • Taking responsibility for the overall effectiveness against key objectives of any specified phase and /or aspect of our provision.
  • To work in close co-operation with other leaders to establish and further the development of the Academy including:
  • To assist in the day-to-day running of the Academy.
  • To work collaboratively with all other members of the leadership team, on curriculum design, pedagogy that contributes to the improvement of our quality of education.
  • Monitor the quality and effectiveness of Physical and Sensory provision for pupils throughout the academy in relation to their needs and their expected progress.
  • Work collaboratively on curriculum design, pedagogy development in relation to Physical and Sensory needs to further build our provision and the Academy’s reputation.

You will be joining a happy, hardworking, and well-established team of teachers across the academy. You will also work in partnership with our multi-disciplinary therapy team.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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