This job expired on 24 November 2023

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + SEN point

Subject Leader of Maths job summary

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 Springwell.’

‘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.

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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