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  • Start date details

    April and September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 March 2024

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Full-time equivalent salary

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

[240301S1] SEND Teacher job summary

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint inspirational SEND Teachers to join SAIL Academy from April 2024 and September 2024. The details of this opportunity are:

Post: SEND Teacher

Location: Salisbury Academy for Inspirational Learners (SAIL)

Salary Range: MPS 1 - UPS 3 plus SEN allowance

Hours/Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

The core purpose of the role of a SEND Teacher is to develop and deliver a holistic academic, social communication and life skills curriculum for our pupils with autism.

We are looking for a SEND Teacher to deliver a personalised autism friendly academic and social skills curriculum, as well as to support the families to implement functional skills within the home and community.

It is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to create a developmental learning experience that not only enables the pupils to develop within our setting but maximises opportunities to develop the skills for a ‘safe, independent life’ using autism enablement structures and systems.

About the successful candidate

The role requires the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of autism and how they can be applied in practice to meet individual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience, and a commitment to meeting the needs of our pupils through innovative provision and pedagogy.

We are looking for someone with a passion for making complex concepts accessible for the autistic learner. We are also looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

  • A child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
  • 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
  • A creative and flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge, personalisation, and innovation.
  • The confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem.
  • A commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential both socially and academically.
  • Experience of primary, secondary (KS3) or specialist provision beneficial.

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.

Following opening on 1 September 2023, the school moved into new premises on Wilton Road in Salisbury. The initial cohort of 54 have been joined by 25 students. The school will continue to grow towards a roll of 150 children.

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.

This key intent is underpinned by a number of principles. We will ensure that all children make progress, we build and foster positive relationships with parents and carers, put pupil voice at the heart of everything and support all children so they trust, feel safe and secure. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding including dedicated education, care and therapeutic teams.

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.

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.

How can I find out more about this exciting opportunity?

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and committed team and have any questions about the position, please get in touch. Interested candidates who would like a tour of the school are welcomed too.

Please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing us at recruitment@reachsouth.org. Have you seen our campaign pack yet? Download/view below.

How do I apply?

Applying for this opportunity is easy! You just need to click ‘apply now’ at the top of the advert.

We have numerous teaching vacancies running into the new academic year and will be updating our advert at regular intervals with new closing dates and interview details.

Next closing date for applications is 17 March 2024

Next interview date: The next set of interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 25 March 2024

Please note, as we are appointing for multiple positions we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date once all positions have been filled...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 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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