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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) MPS 1 - UPS 3, plus SEN allowance

[240301S1] SEND Teacher job summary

Are you a Teacher with a passion for working with neurodiverse young people? Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity to be part of a team which makes a real difference to children and their families?

If so, Reach South Academy Trust wants to hear from you!

We are looking for inspirational SEND Teachers to join SAIL Academy in Salisbury this September.

Post: SEND Teacher

Location:Salisbury Academy for Inspirational Learners (SAIL), Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salary Range: MPS 1 - UPS 3, plus SEN allowance

Hours/Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

As a member of our SEND teaching team at SAIL, you will:

  • Develop and deliver a personalised, holistic academic, social communication and life skills curriculum for our pupils with Autism.
  • Support pupils and their families to implement functional skills within the home and community.
  • Work using Autism-enablement structures and systems.
  • Create a learning experience that enables pupils to develop within our setting and that also maximises opportunities to develop skills for a ‘safe, independent life’.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate for our SEND Teacher role will:

  • Be a child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
  • Be a teacher with good knowledge and understanding of Autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need, e.g., TEACCH.
  • Have a creative and flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge, personalisation, and innovation.
  • Have the confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers and build self-esteem.
  • Have a commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential both socially and academically.
  • Ideally have experience of primary, secondary (KS3) or specialist provision.

About the School

SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learners) 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.

We are a growing school which opened in September 2023 and currently have around 80 students. Our aim is to build safe, independent lives for the Autistic and SEMH population through a process of understanding, support, and enablement. We personalise each child’s curriculum, care, and therapeutic package to support them to achieve and experience success and independence.

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 Bournemouth, Devon, 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.

What we can offer

You will be working as part of a dynamic, committed team in a role which offers high job satisfaction and the chance to make a real difference to the children and families you work with.

We recognise what our people do and how hard they work, and we believe in giving back. You will have access to a range of benefits and opportunities, including:

  • Competitive salary plus SEN allowance
  • TPS pension
  • Great career and development opportunities in a growing school
  • A wide professional network as part of the Reach South family
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including free 24/7 counselling and information line
  • Wellbeing schemes, including Cycle to Work scheme and gym discounts
  • Free will-writing service
  • Lifestyle savings and discounts

Find out more about our range of employee benefits at: https://www.reachsouth.org/page/?title=Employee+Benefits&pid=84

How can I find out more about this opportunity?

You can find out more about this role and SAIL Academy by downloading our vacancy pack.

If you would like an informal chat about the role or would like a tour of the school, please get in touch with the Recruitment team at recruitment@reachsouth.org or on 07759365064.

How do I apply?

Applying for this opportunity is easy! Just click ‘apply now’ at the top of the advert.

Next closing date for applications is Tuesday, 23rd July 2024.

Please note, as we are appointing for multiple positions, we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

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 is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.

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 SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspirational Learning)

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
77 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

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