Please see person specification attached.
Springwell Leeds aims to provide the best possible care and education
that we can for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental
Health (SEMH) needs. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we
do and we are creating an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, warm and
believes that all its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We are
creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built
around their varied needs and which will help them achieve positive outcomes
and prepare them for their onward destinations into continuing education, work
or training. In order to achieve this, we have developed a curriculum that
provides opportunities for academic progression as well as vocational learning,
whilst being engaging, creative, and innovative.
We see strong relationships as the key to our success – with students,
parents, carers and the wider community and we ensure that our academies are
welcoming safe places for children to learn and prosper. We believe in working
closely with our families and carers and welcome their support, but also
realise that at times they will need our support too. We work closely with
other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and
life the best it possibly can be.
Springwell Leeds places a huge emphasis on professional development and
invests significantly in staff training at all levels. This means that,
although experience of working in an SEMH setting would be an advantage,
specialist support and training will be provided for outstanding teachers
wishing to make the career-fulfilling move into special education. We already
have a number of ex-mainstream teachers who have successfully made this
an exceptional class teacher, who is passionate about providing the best
possible education and care for vulnerable students. Our East site is part of a
three-site SEMH provision in the city, which together form one school. As such,
you will have experienced teachers both on site and at others for collaboration
and support. This role would be based either in our Primary or KS3 pod
depending on the experience and skills of the successful applicant.
inspected for the first time in 2019, being judged to be good in all areas. We
are one school across three sites across the city, forming an all through
special school from key stage 1 to key stage 4 - as such, there is great
potential for both support, professional development and promotion. All of our sites operate in line with best
practice in an SEMH provision; we have a nurturing curriculum model with
significant investment in therapeutic and wrap-around support for our students.
position would suit a teacher with a proven track record of exceptional
practice, who is able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and
mental health difficulties (SEMH). They would suit an individual who is
passionate about making a real difference to students’ life chances and
supporting them in achieving their potential in essential life skills, which is
a high priority for Springwell Leeds.
The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is
essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire
students to achieve. As we are a growing
Academy there may be opportunities for further leadership development in the
Springwell Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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