17 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 April 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1 - 6

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role requires the successful candidate to:

  • To have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the computing national curriculum and how this can be developed to inspire pupils to achieve a range of outcomes and gain functional skills for life.
  • Have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of autism and how they can be applied in practice to meet individual need.
  • To have 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 autistic learner, and:

  • A child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
  • A teacher with/a commitment to gaining 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 or specialist provision beneficial.

What the school offers its staff

The 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.

The 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 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 – both SEND/autism and subject specific
  • 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
  • Small class sizes, usually of 8-11 learners

Further details about the role

The role of Computing & Creative Media Autism/SEND Teacher is an exciting role working within our Pathways and Personal Development Team. The core purpose of the role is to:

  • Develop and deliver the computing curriculum and Creative Media Pathway ensuring appropriate pupil outcomes are met.
  • Work with a holistic approach to ensure academic, social communication and life skills development for our pupils with autism.

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

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About The Springfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
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