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  • Start date details

    January 2024 or ASAP

  • Closing date

    6 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPR/UPR (£30,000 to £46,525) + SEN

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated lead teacher for Polaris, our specialist unit for children with communication and interaction difficulties and ASD. There are 21 KS3 and KS4 students who attend the provision, all of whom have EHCPs. In Polaris, we aim to ensure that all of our students have access to an appropriate education allowing them to reach their full potential. The role involves advocating for the children and supporting colleagues in the main school when the children attend mainstream lessons, teaching mainly English and Maths in the unit at KS3 and 4, delivering interventions in small groups in line with the EHCPs, and liaising and working with multiagency colleagues to ensure the students’ needs are being met. Statutory work, such as annual reviews, will be supported by our SENDCO, and this would be an ideal opportunity for someone who wishes to become a SENDCO and complete SENDCO training.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t have experience or qualifications that meets all the requirements, we would love to hear from you. Please apply as we may be able to support you in any areas for development or we may have alternative roles that are a good fit for you. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Our schools work in close partnership as a family of schools who share the same inclusive philosophy, where every child is a valued member of the school community. We believe that every child has the right to achieve their full potential and every family can expect to be supported to enable the home and school partnership to flourish.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer:

  • Excellent career development opportunities across our trust network including trust-wide projects
  • A two-week October half term
  • Access to excellent training
  • Support from an experienced and nurturing school improvement team
  • On-hand expertise from our dedicated education and operations teams who are ready to support you  
  • Evidence-informed research opportunities via our Research School Wellbeing packages and an employee assistance programme

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
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About Newmarket Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
836 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Newmarket Academy

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

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