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Springwell Leeds is a one of a kind, multi-site, city-wide specialist provision for children with
SEMH needs. Exciting opportunities are available for people looking for
a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment where we provide
children aged 5-16 with specialist teaching and learning. The posts will suit candidates who have the
commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a
range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.
Our unique position as an SEMH through-school
means we are able to have a long-term and lasting impact on the children in our
care. We aim to be the ‘forever school’ for children who come to us for their
education. We are a trauma-informed school, and staff use this expert knowledge
in their daily work. We believe in the power of unconditional positive regard
and restorative practice and incorporate this in everything we do. These
approaches work hand in hand with a nurturing curriculum to give our students
secure foundations rooted in relationships. Working at Springwell offers
challenge and reward in equal measures, as we work together to regulate
students with varying levels of SEMH need, allowing them to access learning.
This post is for staff who will support students
with SEMH and academic learning within the classroom as part of a team of 3
staff with up to 9 students. Teaching Assistants are responsible for supporting
and leading small groups and individuals with Maths, English, reading, SEAL,
practical activities, supporting pupils to develop resilience, social skills
and self-esteem, and deploying effective strategies for supporting pupils with
a range of behavioural conditions (ASD/ADHD/SEMH/ODD). They support the teacher
in the production of classroom and specialist resources, and so a good working
knowledge of ICT is essential.
As part of the Wellspring Academy Trust, we have
access to a network of Expert Practitioners, our own teaching school, and a
brand new CPD TV channel; we are well equipped to support career development at
all levels, including routes into teaching.
Springwell Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All candidates successfully selected for interview are required to complete a self-disclosure form.
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