This job expired on 29 March 2023

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    29 March 2023 at 9:12am

  • Date listed

    7 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

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1 - 6

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (must complete QTS or QTLS within 12 months of appointment).
  • Graduate in relevant subject level and DfE recognised.
  • Further post-graduate qualification.
  • Further SEND qualification
  • Knowledge of National curriculum requirements at KS2 KS3 and KS4
  • Knowledge of guidance and requirements around safeguarding policy and practice.
  • Understanding of the importance of having high expectations for all students, both of behaviour and academic achievement.
  • Successful teaching experience (can be teaching practice) at primary level (for primary teacher) or secondary level (for secondary teacher).
  • Successful teaching experience of SEND pupils
  • Patience, passion and positivity!

What the school offers its staff

PEAK Academy is a day specialist provider of education in Dursley, Gloucestershire for children and young people aged from 11 to 16 years who have an SEMH profile. There are currently 60 pupils on roll but Reach South plans, in partnership with the LA to diversify both number and age range.

PEAK formally joined Reach South in August 2022. The Trust has secured capital to ensure the capacity for growth and diversification.

PEAK’s aim is to build safe independent lives for the SEMH population through a process of understanding, support, and enablement. To achieve this goal the school looks at the unique impact 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.

REACH South is a forward-thinking academy trust that puts the child, and their diagnosis first. Springfields Academy, Calne was the first Reach South special school (Ofsted good March 2022. NAS advanced status June 2022) In September 2023 SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learners) will open. The three schools will work very closely to meet, lead, and shape regional agendas.

This is a unique opportunity to not only join the team at Peak, but also to work for a Trust within a framework of specialist provision. The Trust, our schools, and our pupils require teachers who are looking to be innovative, bold, and collaborative.You can help to design your pupil’s curriculum and influence their future. Your work will always be challenging and rewarding as a part of the Reach South Specialist team.

Further details about the role

PEAK Academy is looking to recruit an exceptional Design & Technology Teacher to join our team. You’ll join a team of dedicated SEND professionals. You will lead, monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as an Art teacher, facilitating and encouraging a learning experience which provides our students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment; sharing and supporting the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth, whilst meeting EHCP outcomes.

Peak Academy is seeking to appoint teachers with a commitment to, and interest in, becoming excellent specialist practitioners in meeting SEMH need. You’ll need to be a great team player and collaborator, sharing ideas and strategies with colleagues whilst learning from them, and reflecting on what has and (sometimes!) hasn’t worked and seeking improvement through solution focussed practice. We’re seeking new colleagues with strong expertise in Design & Technology. However, what is just as essential is your potential interest in working in a rapidly improving SEMH school, within an ambitious Trust, committed to the individual needs of its pupils.

At Peak we know that many of our young people will have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) and often early childhood trauma, as well as negative experiences in their education and schooling before they reach us. Therefore, at Peak, our provision is based around a strong curriculum base and draws on trauma informed practise and the utilisation of nurture approach practises to meet need.

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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About Peak Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
60 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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