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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: In line with STPC

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for


Ø Teaching pupils with a range of needs and taking into account medical and care needs. However, we would be very willing to train a suitable candidate.

Ø Working in partnership with parents and carers.

Ø Flexibility and personal skills to work in liaison with other agencies is desirable.

Ø Interpersonal skills to work in a team and meeting agreed outcomes is essential.

Knowledge and Skills

Ø Ability to teach Literacy, Numeracy at Early Years or Primary stage.

Ø Commitment to functional approach to integrate Literacy, Maths and ICT into lesson design.

Ø Ability to teach and offer a main National Curriculum subject.

Ø Ability to listen and respond to the needs of parents and carers to engage them in learning process.

Ø Personal ICT capability.

Ø Assessment and recording in relation to P Scales (Although training is

readily available).

Ø Ability to safeguard children maintain safety. To develop risk assessments and health and safety planning. (Training is available).

Ability to contribute towards training of Teaching Assistants working in the classroom

What the school offers its staff

Teacher - Special Needs

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Permanent post required September 2024.

Spring Common Academy is an outstanding school and we are looking to recruit a teacher to enable us to maintain this high standard.

Our pupils with special needs and disabilities enjoy learning and would like a teacher to support them to achieve success both within the school and in their community. The school has very good facilities and the support of experienced and friendly teaching assistants who work as a class team.

ECTs are warmly welcome to apply and they will be strongly supported through Induction. Experience of Special Needs is desirable. This post is suitable for Teachers who would like to develop special school experience in their career.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and checks, (including an enhanced children and adults DBS check, On-line search in line with KCSIE ’23, Barred List Check 99, Prohibition from Teaching (128 check) and health checks). The school has an Induction programme and genuine ongoing commitment of staff professional development.

The school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect staff to actively share this commitment.

For an application pack, including an application form, phone the office above or email Emma Luckett – eluckett@springcommon.cambs.sch.uk CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: 20th May 2024, 12 noon

Interview Date: 23rd May 2024

Previous applications need not apply.

Horizons Education Trust and Spring Common Academy are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of children and young people and expect staff to share this commitment.

Commitment to safeguarding

As a Trust we are committed to ensuring the welfare and safeguarding of all pupils. All staff will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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About Spring Common Academy

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

Spring Common Academy is an area special school for 209 pupils in Huntingdon. Most pupils have severe learning difficulties and related needs some have autism and some have profound and complex medical needs. The school is part of Horizons Education Trust which includes Riverside Meadows SEMH school sites at St Neots and Wisbech and there is a new area special school for the Trust at Alconbury Weald (Prestley Wood Academy) opening September 2024.

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