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  • Start date details

    pending recruitment clearances

  • Closing date

    3 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 April 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - to be confirmed

Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

The position has become available due to internal move within the Academy and we are looking to recruit an experienced English specialist who is a creative, enthusiastic and passionate practitioner. Someone who shares our Academy’s values of kindness, honesty and integrity.

Prospective candidates could have a mainstream or SEND background and will be looking forward to teaching our students in KS3 and KS4.

What the school offers its staff

In return, you will join a progressive and innovative team who are dedicated to lifelong learning for all. As Silver Investors in People Award holders we believe ‘our people’ are our strongest asset and we would love to hear from you if you share our passion and uncompromising vision for young people with SEND.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Hope Wood Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
223 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Welcome to Hope Wood Academy. The academy meets the needs of students aged 2-19 years with the range of special needs. I believe our greatest resource is our dedicated team of professionals who strive to provide the very best in education and well-being for all of our pupils. Our teaching staff, support staff and multi-disciplinary professionals are all trained in understanding and meeting the needs of students who have complex needs. We work with a wide range of external agencies to ensure our students and their families are well supported. We pride ourselves on getting to know our students and families very well to enhance their learning experience.

We have a broad and balanced curriculum offer that includes the National Curriculum, therapeutic input, and extra-curricular activity. The Academy is well-supported by a number of multi-disciplinary professionals offering speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

We offer a range of curriculum pathways including accredited outcomes appropriate to individual pupil starting points and their aspirations for adulthood. The personal and social curriculum is underpinned by a range of accredited qualifications and/or experiences that develop independence skills, work based skills and community participation.

We are very proud of our Academy’s positive ethos, one that values diversity and provides equal opportunity. We have high expectations for each individual, and are committed to developing each student’s strengths and growing areas of need.

We welcome and value open and honest feedback about the academy and work with a range of stake holders to ensure the best possible experience for all students.

Hope Wood Academy is part of Ascent Multi-Academy Trust which is a partnership of five North East special schools. This partnership benefits students through shared resources, expertise and curriculum access.

We welcome new students, parents and visitors to the Academy. Please get in touch to see for yourselves the opportunities we provide.

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