This job expired on 1 July 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time, job share
Contract type
Fixed term (1 Year starting September 2021)
MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Job summary

 1 Year Fixed Term Contract, Full time to start in September 2021 (will consider job share/part time) 

MPS/UPS (£25,714 - £41,604) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Merchants’ Academy is a 3-18 Academy sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. This is an exciting time to join us as the Academy grows and standards continue to rise.  The Academy is very well resourced, where staff and their development is a priority.  
Applications are invited from high quality teachers to join the enthusiastic and dedicated SEND Department at Merchants’ Academy.   We are seeking an inspirational teacher who is committed to raising the attainment and aspirations of our students. 

Candidates for this post should be: 
·         inspiring and able to motivate and challenge students to make rapid progress. ·         able to establish strong relationships and have excellent interpersonal skills. ·         bold, optimistic and tenacious in setting and achieving high standards.  
In return we can offer you:  ·         A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed. ·         Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support. 
·         A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best. 
·         To join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Introduction Incentive plus others. 

If you are hardworking, reflective, resilient, and looking to further develop your talents and skills at Merchants’ Academy then we would love to receive an application from you.  

Closing Date: Thursday 1st July 2021 at 9:00. Interviews: Tuesday 6th July 2021 

 Please note due to the expected high volume of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge and respond to all applicants. 

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff. 

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

About Merchants' Academy

Our department is made up of a number of Learning Support Assistants (LSA) who support students both across the curriculum and through targeted interventions and personalised curriculum plans. Our LSAs work closely with our students working collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure that they receive the correct scaffolding in lessons as we believe that all students should aim high. We also provide a space for students with additional needs where they are able to work or receive support directly from LSAs at any point in the day. This space is open all day including break and lunch times and is seen as a nurturing and reflective space by students.  

In addition, LSAs plan and deliver interventions for literacy and speech language and communication needs and work collaboratively with our Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) and the English department. This ensures that these interventions are delivered, monitored and reviewed as part of the graduated response to need in addition to maintaining high standards of teaching and learning. As part of our provision at Merchants’ Academy we also have a Speech and Language Therapist who works across the school providing teachers with direct strategies and targets to embed speech language and communication into all lessons, as well as carrying out assessments when needed for students as part of our identification process. Our SALT also runs interventions to help students refine their communication skills and supports them to transfer these skills into a range of different contexts. 

Merchants’ Academy values the importance of collaborative work both internally and with external agencies, working with a high number of professionals to plan and deliver provision for students with a wide range of additional needs. As part of Venturers Trust our Trust schools SENCo’s meet regularly to plan whole Trust SEND provision, share resources and look to strengthen and expand the provision that we provide for our students across the City of Bristol. 

Currently Merchants’ Academy has 14% of students identified as SEND, requiring something additional and different to their peers. It is the Academy’s aim to strengthen provision around early identification and resources for teachers across the 4 categories of needs as outlined in the SEND Code of Practise; Cognition and Learning; Communication and Interaction; Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs and Physical and Sensory needs. 

The KS3 SEND teacher will work with students in year 7/8 delivering small group provision for core subjects to students with EHCP’s transition from primary to secondary school.   They will ensure individual needs are addressed to enable students to make excellent progress in terms of academic progress, personal development, emotional self-regulation and social skills. They will ensure the best possible learning outcomes are achieved by the cohort of students. They will encourage students to be become lifelong learners who choose their own future.
At Merchants’ Academy we understand the importance of providing an inclusive curriculum for all learners especially those identified as SEND. 

School location

Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, BS13 9AJ

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