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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN Allowance £2539

What skills and experience we're looking for

Foxwood Academy is looking for a SEN Class Teacher for September 2024.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the Foxwood team. Plans are underway to invest in a multi-million pound new-build and refit of our current campus to increase our numbers from 112 to over 250 children and young people.

Foxwood Academyis a friendly 4-18 special Academy in Nottinghamshire,we were graded good by Ofsted in October 2017 and again in March 2023. We have recently merged with a very local multi academy trust and see ourselves as a truly inclusive school. As we build our new school, our neighbouring secondary school are likely to start building their new school making the overall investment in our ‘learning village’ one of the biggest educational investments in the country. As you can imagine, we are very excited.

Our students needs are varied but in general we cater for children and young people with moderate and severe learning difficulties. Many of our children and young people have a diagnosis of Autism and a proportion have additional speech and language needs. Many of our children have spent time in mainstream settings but move to Foxwood for a more specialised environment and curriculum.

Our children and young people are amazing, we consider special education to be the best kept secret in education and so we actively welcome applicants from both mainstream and special sectors. Training is available and many of our teachers and support staff come from a variety of educational backgrounds. We would be keen to appoint an additional Senco but are not specifically looking for a teacher with the Senco qualification.

Progression for students through the Academy is via different pathways to meet the diverse needs of the children. The Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) framework is used as a part of our curriculum and includes outstanding provision in preparing young people for employment and their futures.We offer accreditation to our 14-19 year old young people from Entry Level 1 up to GCSE level.

We are looking for a candidate who will:

  • Be able to work with small groups of primary or secondary children and young people with additional needs and provide education and opportunities to give them the best start in life;
  • Be an excellent and reflective classroom practitioner with high expectations of all children and young people;
  • Be able to lead, plan and develop creative, stimulating and appropriate learning activities;
  • Be able to track student progress, attainment, attendance and analyse data effectively;
  • Be able to use assessment data to put into place a range of intervention strategies to ensure that all pupils make good progress and achieve high standards;
  • Be able to engage and support parents and students in the Academy;
  • Be able to work in collaboration with support staff, phase leaders and external agencies to ensure all students achieve the best possible outcomes; have the ability to motivate, enthuse, engage and inspire our children and young people;
  • Be able to demonstrate flexibility, good teamwork and a commitment to the school’s values;

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • Training and CPD to suit your individual training requirements.
  • A committed, friendly, welcoming and supportive staff team,
  • Excellent support from the headteacher, senior leadership team and governing body;
  • High quality and bespoke professional and career development opportunities;
  • Opportunities and potential for future leadership roles.

Further details about the role

The White Hills Park Trust comprises six successful schools across Nottinghamshire, three primary, two secondary (one of which includes a sixth form) and a special school and we expect that we will continue to grow over time.

We are a partnership of schools, united by shared ethos and values, working in deep collaboration to give all of our children the best possible start in life.Our mission is to provide the very best opportunities and outcomes for young people, and our staff work closely together to deliver high quality teaching and learning, share good practice, pool resources and participate in joint projects for the benefit of pupils.

Our schools retain their independence, each with their own leadership, management and distinct character. However, we have a shared ethos and common values and we believe that we are stronger together. The role of the Trust is to empower our schools and support them by unlocking the benefits of working together:

  • Making the most of our resources;
  • Running our schools with maximum efficiency;
  • Bringing about continual school improvement;
  • Developing and supporting our workforce;
  • Providing opportunities for pupils;
  • Becoming a force for good in our community;
  • Establishing effective governance and leadership.

Commitment to safeguarding

Foxwood 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 Foxwood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
113 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
0115 9177202

Special Needs School

Arranging a visit to Foxwood Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jhutchinson@foxwood.notts.sch.uk.

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