Due to a period of growth, the Springfields Academy,
Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint two exceptional Named Pupil Autism
Support Workers/Teaching Assistants to join the School in Autumn 2023.
Post: Named Pupil Autism Support Worker
Location: The Springfields Academy, Curzon
Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range:NJC Grade F, Point 9 – 11, £23,194 -
£24,496 per annum (pro-rata)
Contract Type: Permanent, part-time, term-time only (39 weeks per year)
Hours: 31.25 hours per
week; Monday to Friday.
We are looking
for a Named Pupil Autism Support Worker to work alongside the teacher to deliver
a personalised autism friendly academic and social skills curriculum.
Springfields is a
fantastic, vibrant and caring community that engages pupils and develops
positive attitudes to learning. Our autism approach is accessed by all our
pupils and is personalised to meet specific needs. All our pupils have an
education, health and care plan.
are committed to investing in the continued professional development of all our
staff. As Autism Support Worker/Teaching assistant, you will get a full autism
induction package, the opportunity to achieve Elklan qualifications at level 2
or 3, access ELSA training with ongoing supervision, a termly professional
development program linked to the needs of your role, alongside the opportunity
to access training with external providers such as A Fest, our festival of
learning celebrating autism. Our goal is to inspire you to be the most
inspirational Autism Support Worker/ Teaching Assistant you can be.
About the successful candidate
The position of Named
Pupil Autism Support Worker (ASW) is an exciting opportunity for a passionate
and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our
learners with autism.
The Springfields Academy is an
academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. This includes a residential
provision at our Calne academy. We aspire to build safe independent lives for
autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.
Additionally, we are a ‘National Autistic Society Accredited Provision’ with
over 90% of the current cohort having a diagnosis of Autism. All students have
the potential to access a primary/secondary curriculum.
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 190
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, Gloucestershire 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.
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.
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 Rachel Barnes, Operations Manager, on 01249 814125
or email at Rbarnes@springfields.wilts.sch.uk. Or get in touch with the
Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: for applications is 29th October 2023
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 6th November 2023
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opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply
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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 LGPS 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 submitting.
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.
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.