5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Additional allowances

SEN point

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please see attached person specification.

What the school offers its staff

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 its pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed. We take pride in creating individual and personalised pathways for our students that are built around their varied needs, which 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 as the key to our success – with students, parents, carers and the wider community and we ensure that our academy is a welcoming safe place for children, and staff, 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 other agencies and schools to make sure we do all we can to make learning and life the best it possibly can be.

Here at Springwell, we place a huge emphasis on professional development and choose to invest significantly in staff training at all levels. This means that, although experience of working in an SEMH setting would be an advantage, specialist support and training will be provided for outstanding teachers wishing to make the career fulfilling move into special education.

Further details about the role

Springwell Leeds Academy requires an exceptional, versatile teacher of Design Technology who is passionate about providing the best possible education and care for vulnerable students. This post will involve teaching Design Technology across all key stages as well as supporting none specialist teachers in delivering areas of Technology to all students as required. All of our sites operate in line with best practice in an SEMH provision, which is a nurturing type curriculum model with significant investment in therapeutic and wrap around support for our students. The workshop will be fully kitted out with all high spec equipment and will provide the opportunity to create a bespoke, creative programme of study right at the start of our exciting developments in Leeds. Whilst you would be the only Technology teacher on site you would work closely as part of a team with the other teachers of Technology across our other sites. This position would suit a teacher with a proven track record of exceptional practice, 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 student’s 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 of 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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to l.harper@springwellacademyleeds.org

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About Springwell Leeds Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
308 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.

Arranging a visit to Springwell Leeds Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.harper@springwellacademyleeds.org.

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