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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    10 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 0.6 FTE 19.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year preferably Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Contract type


Actual salary

Between £18,000 and £27,915

Additional allowances

Actual 0.6 FTE £1,523

What skills and experience we're looking for

What will you need?
- have QTS / newly qualified teacher
- experience of teaching pupils with complex learning difficulties
- be prepared to teach in any area of the school
- to be able to lead a small team of special school assistants
- have an imaginative approach to the pupils education to meet their specific needs
- evidence of CPD and commitment to further training
- Understand the importance of safeguarding and confidentiality

Your contribution
Amongst other things this individual must;
- Be a positive role model and lead by example
- Have high aspirations and a commitment to excellence for all
- Reliable and self-reliant
- Be committed to working with pupils, parents and staff to raise standards
- Have resilience

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the full responsibilities and knowledge required for this role.

What the school offers its staff

What can we offer you?
- Opportunities for CPD
- Free on-site parking
- Support and training
- Excellent development opportunities to grow within a positive and supportive team
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
- Pension Scheme
- Uniform provided (optional)
- Access to staff benefits

Further details about the role

Located in Thornhill on the edge of the city of Southampton, Springwell School is adesignated day special school for children aged from 4 - 11 years with complex learning difficulties including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviours.

Our school encourages a supportive and positive learning ethos that enables both staff and pupils to work and learn together to develop their full potential, providing the highest possible standards of education and support to children, families and staff.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional and inspirational teacher to join our school in January 2024 to provide our children with outstanding education. We are looking for an engaging individual who have the desire, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference to our pupils’ lives and who can make an immediate contribution to the way our pupils learn and interact. They should be dynamic in their approach to making learning fun and accessible for all pupils.

In our recently published Ofsted inspection report (June 2023), we are exceptionally proud to be maintaining our Outstanding rating for the 4th consecutive time with Ofsted commenting, ‘Staff are proud to work in the school. One said, ‘We’re a really strong team’. They feel that leaders are thoughtful about workload and responsive to feedback.’

No two days are ever the same, sometimes they are challenging, but always positive!

The successful candidate will work with an excellent staff team who are both forward thinking and innovative, and who have high expectations of themselves and the pupils they support. We value our employees and ensure our well-developed induction programme provides in depth support and guidance to you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Springwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check. Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre-employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

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About Springwell School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
271 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
02380 445981

Springwell is a designated day special school for pupils with complex learning difficulties aged from 4 – 11 years. Many pupils have associated disabilities including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviour.
We are located on the edge of the city in Thornhill, Southampton with an additional 4 off site provisions located at mainstream schools across the city.

Arranging a visit to Springwell School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@springwellschool.net.

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