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  • Job start date

    23 August 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS (depending on qualifications and experience)

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (depending on qualifications and experience)

Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Stage 3 (Nurture) Teacher required for our expanding school

Secondary experience or a primary practitioner willing and adaptable to work within the secondary phase.

If you are skilled and committed to adapting your teaching to meet the individual needs of students, come and join our team. The role will include being a form tutor and planning and delivering learning of our bespoke social communication curriculum and life skills supporting our young people for transition into their adult life.

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting opportunity to change lives in a challenging but highly rewarding environment. Our staff are committed and dedicated to helping establish and grow this school as an outstanding provision for young people with communication and interaction needs.

Further details about the role

The Fusion Academy, a school for children and young people aged 7-19 with communication and interaction needs and/or autism, is in its third year of being open and is due to complete the final stages of growth to 80 pupils in August 2023. We are located in a new purpose built school in Barwell. The Fusion Academy is part of a Multi Academy Trust called Open Thinking Partnership.

A flexible solution focussed approach to teaching young people of mainstream academic ability while addressing their communication and interaction barriers to learning is crucial.

Applications from ECTs will be considered.

Salary - MPS/UPS (depending on qualifications and experience) and SEN allowance .

The start date for this position is 23 August 2023

If you would like further information about the role please contact the school office on 01455 243 689 office@thefusionaacademy.co.uk and they will arrange a mutually convenient time for you to speak to a Kelly Dryden or Janet Thompson. Visits to the school prior to applying are welcome.

The closing date for applications is Monday 20 March 2023 at 12 noon. Please apply via the eTeach website.

Interviews will take place on the week beginning 27 March 2023

The Open Thinking Partnership is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Fusion Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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About The Fusion Academy

School type
Free School, ages 7 to 19
School size
46 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Phone number
01455 243689

The Fusion Academy is for young people with autism and/ or communication and interaction needs who do not have a learning disability. To come to The Fusion Academy, students must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that states communication and interaction and/ or autism as their primary area of need. The Fusion Academy is not set up for young people with cognition and learning needs. It is designed for young people who, despite their difficulties around communication and interaction, have the potential to learn at an age appropriate level and will be looking to access qualifications and potential employment in the future.

Arranging a visit to The Fusion Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@thefusionaacademy.co.uk.

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