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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    11 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

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Key stage

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

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Full-time equivalent salary

Grade F £23,194 rising to £24,496 per annum pro rata

Actual salary

£17,432.95 rising to £18,441.55 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH.
  • To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • An ability to build strong, trusting relationships.
  • To be resilient and able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning /activities.
  • Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning and social skills activities.
  • To use positive and personalised anxiety management strategies.

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.

Further details about the role

To assist in the support and inclusion of children with a wide range of special educational needs and difficulties within the Academy. The ages of the pupils involved will be from 5 to 16 range.

To support pupils’ academic and social communication needs (linked to diagnosis of autism) and to support positive social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage in learning in and out of the school environment.

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