Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an
exceptional English Teacher to join the School as soon as possible
Post: English Teacher
Location: PEAK Academy,
Drake Lane, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5HD
FTE Salary Range:MPS – UPS, £28,000 - £43,685 per annum +
Contract Type: Permanent, full time
Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week,
Monday to Friday
PEAK Academy is looking to
recruit an exceptional English 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 English 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 English. 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.
About the successful candidate
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
- 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
- Successful teaching experience (can be
teaching practice) at primary level (for primary teacher) or secondary level
(for secondary teacher).
teaching experience of SEND pupils
passion and positivity!
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
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
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
South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of
England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon,
Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We
are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum
principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our
young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge,
skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and
young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the
expectations that others put on them. We
do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order
to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated
staff across all parts of the organisation.
within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit
from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust.
In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms
and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust
provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high
expectations for staff and pupils alike.
we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values,
are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their
school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional
If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this
exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position,
please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing
us at email@example.com.
Closing date: for applications is Sunday 1st October 2023.
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for w/c 9th October 2023.
To apply for
this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking
‘apply now’ on the advert.
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the
closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and
development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with
many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high
levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the
children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our
community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and
training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South
Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools,
work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of
e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities
Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the
Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before
Please note that Reach South Academy Trust
is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider
applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching
Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide
the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.