Springwell Leeds is a provision for children and
young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs for the city
of Leeds. We are an academy for 340 7-16 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 create 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 have
developed 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
prosper. We believe in working closely with our families and carers and welcome
their support, but also realise that at times they will need our support too.
We work closely with Leeds City Council and other agencies and schools to make
sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.
What We Are About…
Relationships. Unconditional Positive Regard.
Trauma-informed Practice. Restorative Practice. Continuous Professional
Development. Pupil-focussed, Needs-focused
What Our Staff Say…
‘No two days are the same!’
‘I enjoy working with the most vulnerable children, as I feel like I am
really making a difference’
‘We are like a family here’
‘The job is rewarding and fun. You will build amazing relationships with
students, staff and parents.’
‘There are opportunities to progress onto other roles within
‘I love being a part
of a wonderful team who are so resilient and caring.’
What Our Children Say…
‘We have an amazing
massive building with loads of different children.’
‘The staff help me
manage my emotions and regulate.’
‘The teachers find
things we love and do them with us.’
‘They teach us new
things like how to tie our shoelaces.’
‘We know the adults
have our backs.’
‘Adults know when we
are mad and know how to help us calm down.’
We are looking for an exceptional and creative Subject Leader for Maths
who is an outstanding Maths teacher and who is passionate about providing the
best possible education and care for vulnerable students. This post will
involve teaching Maths 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
Maths you will lead the implementation and the delivery of the Maths
curriculum, working collaboratively with the Subject Leaders for Maths at our
two other sites. You would support a
team of non specialist teachers in delivering high quality Maths to Key Stage 2
and 3 students. The post is based at our
South Leeds site in Middleton.
This position would suit an experienced Leader or an exceptional teacher
who is ready for a Leadership position.
The successful candidate would need to have a proven track record of
exceptional practice, and be someone who is able to work with vulnerable pupils
with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). 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.
Springwell Leeds is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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