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This job expired on 1 October 2023

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000.00 - £43,685.00 Annually (FTE) MPS – UPS

[230913] English Teacher job summary

PEAK 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 + SEN allowance

Contract Type: Permanent, full time

Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

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

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!

About the School

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.

About the Trust

Reach 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 their tomorrows.

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. 

Teachers 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. 

Those 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 excellence.

Next Steps

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 recruitment@reachsouth.org.

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 

We 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 check.

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 submitting. 

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 Visa.

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)
medical
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
69 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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