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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Art and design
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type

Job summary

Pay – MPS/UPS + SEND 1 (PT 0.8)

Sky Academy is a successful, oversubscribed, special school for students with SEMH and SLCN.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and young-person centred teacher of art and art therapy. The successful candidate will be based within our bespoke learning environment with access to a kiln room. There are exciting opportunities to create links with our local SENSE shop and wider MAT schools to sell and showcase the creative work of our young people. We are looking for candidates with a breadth of experience of working with young people, who are enthusiastic, resilient, highly motivated and are passionate about their subject and working with young people.

The successful candidate will make an important contribution to the continued development of education and therapy through the medium of art at Sky, set high expectations and provide expertise and passion in equal measures. Their practice will ensure the best possible KS4 outcomes enabling our young people to achieve the skills and qualifications that will open doors for the rest of their lives.

You will be able to demonstrate the enthusiasm and tenacity needed to work in a sometimes challenging but highly rewarding environment, alongside maintaining the highest professional standards. You may have experience of working with students in a specialised setting, or you may be looking for your first role in an SEN school - you must however be motivated to make a positive difference to our students’ learning journey and care deeply about their creative achievement alongside their wellbeing and personal development.

Should you have any further questions about this role, or would like to visit the academy prior to application then please send an email FAO Bex Jones, Headteacher to office@sky.learnmat.uk

Job description and application form are available on the academy website:  https://www.theskyacademy.co.uk/about-us/vacancies

Sky Academy is committed to Safeguarding and the welfare of its students. All staff share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
Up to 80 pupils
Age range
5 to 16

About The Sky Academy

We provide an education that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning, while developing key skills that they need for life beyond school. We strongly believe that teaching is a relational activity where the teacher and the students work together to solve problems using a theoretical framework based around relationships which informs policy and practice.

Through a clinical therapeutic approach to trauma, we aim to understand educational needs of the students and rectify the deficiency whether it be social, emotional, attachment or an undiagnosed educational need and stabilise the pupil so they are ready to learn. This work involves intensive engagement with families, local communities and multiple agencies.

School location

Pickeridge Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7HW

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