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  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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English, Special Needs

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + SEN point + TLR

Subject Leader of English job summary

Do you want to work at a state of the art SEMH school?

Would you like to work with like-minded colleagues who prioritise student needs and wellbeing?

Is the thought of moving away from the restrictions of a mainstream pathway appealing?

Do you want to be part of a school judged as good in all areas by OFSTED?

Do you want to be able to teach small classes of a maximum of 9 pupils with two TAs supporting so that you can truly meet both the SEMH and academic needs of learners?

We are an academy for 340 5-16 year olds on three sites across the city. Our three brand new buildings have been open since 2019.

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education that we can for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do and we are creating an academy that is welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believes that all of its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed.

We are creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs and that will help them achieve positive outcomes and prepare them for their onward destinations into continuing education, work or training. In order to achieve this we are developing a curriculum that provides opportunities for academic progression as well as vocational learning, whilst being engaging, creative, and innovative.

We see strong relationships with students, parents, carers and the wider community as the key to our success – and we ensure that our academies are welcoming safe places for children to learn and thrive.

We are looking for an exceptional and creative Subject Leader for English who is an outstanding English teacher and who is passionate about providing the best possible education and care for vulnerable students. This post will involve teaching English up to GCSE level as well as a range of other appropriate qualifications, depending on the needs of the students. As a Subject Leader for English you will lead the implementation and the delivery of the English curriculum, working collaboratively with the Subject Leaders for English at our two other sites. You will support a team of non-specialist teachers in delivering high quality lessons to Key Stage 2 and 3 students as well as supporting the implementation of English with in the Primary Phase.

We are looking for an exceptional teacher who is ready to lead. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of exceptional practice, and be able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. It would suit an individual who is passionate about making a real difference to students’ life chances and supporting them in achieving their potential in essential life skills, which is a high priority for Springwell Leeds. The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire students to achieve. As we are a growing Academy it may also provide an opportunity for further leadership opportunities in the future.

We would encourage visits to our school. Please contact Laura Reader, Principal, on l.reader@springwellacademyleeds.org to arrange your visit and to discuss the post further.

Closing date: 14th June 2024

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be requested and an online search carried out for shortlisted candidates, prior to attendance at interview.

Further pre-employment checks, including prohibition from teaching, childcare disqualification and section 128 checks, if deemed relevant for the role, will be completed for the successful candidate upon acceptance of the post.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/ countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 provides that when applying for certain jobs, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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About Springwell Leeds Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
304 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

Springwell Leeds Academy is a special school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

We are located on three sites accross the city of Leeds in Middleton, Seacroft and Tinshill - check job details for where each role is based.

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