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    1 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

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£25,061.40 - £28,304.96 (C24 – D28) Actual £22,757.75 - £25,703.06

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Plus Special School Allowance £750 per annum (Pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Compassionate and Families Practitioner

Closing Date: 1st March 2024

Reference No: 0000000222

Location: Venture Academy, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire

Salary: £25,061.40 - £28,304.96 (C24 – D28) Plus Special School Allowance £750 per annum (Pro rata)

38 Hours (TT + 2 weeks) = £22,757.75 - £25,703.06 Actual – Monday to Friday

Start Date: TBC

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

About Us

Venture Academy based in Henley-in-Arden joined MacIntyre Academies Trust in September 2020 catering for pupils in years 5-11 (ages 9-16) who may have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and/or Diagnoses of Autism or an associated condition.

MacIntyre Academies' mission is to become a leading Special Academy Trust that provides outstanding outcome-focused state education by promoting high aspirations, empowering parents as partners and successfully equipping every child for adult life. We currently have 4 Academies, 3 in Warwickshire and 1 in Oxford.

MacIntyre Academies benefits greatly from its sponsor MacIntyre, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for an inspirational Compassionate and Families Practitioner to join this exciting academy, this a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special.

Reporting to the Assistant Principal, you will identify and introduce strategies for individuals to enable them to self-regulate their emotions enabling them to take part in the learning, care and support offered within the school.

The role is vital to the success of our schools. You will ensure that relationships with families are productive and supportive of their children’s educational experience, and that all education and support strategies will be developed in partnership with the child’s family to ensure progress at home as well as school.

You will help prepare resources that can be used in 1-2-1 sessions by yourself and the class team so that the children and young people have the best access to learning. As part of following each individual’s education plan and behaviour support plan, you will also need an awareness and ability to contribute to relevant information on a daily basis as required such as students’ logs and communication books. All information must be recorded accurately appropriately.

You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully contribute to the delivery of the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy; in turn, enabling successful learning and achievement by young people and sustained improvement in their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways of communicating their needs, however a level of challenge still exists; this can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires someone who is physically fit. MacIntyre Academies will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with the Equality Act 2010.

About You

Are you committed to person centred approaches? Want to support families and young people to have a powerful voice? Value the importance of a person-centred transition and curriculum? Have ambition for young people?

We are looking for applicants who have an outstanding track record in promoting and delivering person centered education and support for children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs and/or Autism and associated Severe Learning difficulties.

You will have experience of working with children who have a statement or EHC plan, be an excellent and confident classroom practitioner and have demonstrable experience of your commitment to your own continued professional development. An HLTA Qualification or equivalent such as NNEB or NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, experience of working with multidisciplinary teams and experience of working with students with ASD/SLD is desirable.

We are looking for applicants who have an outstanding track record in promoting and delivering person centred education and support for children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs and/or Autism.

It is also desirable for the post holder to be able to drive and have access to their own transport

What the school offers its staff


In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, plus a MAT Life Day and local government pension scheme. We have an enhanced Sick Pay policy. We have an excellent Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as free flu jabs, full induction, training and career opportunities. This is on top of termly You Are Awesome awards, an annual Big Thank you day and whole trust CPD Day.

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

In line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage.

*Salaries are based on Full-Time-Equivalent and are pro-rata for part time roles. Salaries are dependent on experience with option of additional hours through the extended school provision.

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About Venture Academy

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
School size
45 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16

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