Teacher Willoughby Academy, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and exceptional teacher to join our successful and supportive team, here at Willoughby Academy.

Willoughby is an all needs, through Academy (2 – 19) for students with moderate, severe, profound and complex needs. We offer a highly supportive learning environment with excellent facilities. Enthusiasm combined with energy and perseverance are a prerequisite; as is the desire to be involved in all aspects of the development of an outstanding and cutting edge Special Academy, at the forefront of educational improvement and attainment.

The successful candidate will be;
• A highly motivated and inspirational classroom practitioner
• Creative and innovative, with excellent communication and inter-personal skills
• Committed to maximising pupil progress
• Adaptable and eager to meet the changing demands of the Academy and the needs of all pupils
• A teacher who is able to motivate, lead, support and challenge pupils and staff to be successful
• Committed to the inclusion of all children with special educational needs
• A team player who shares the Willoughby vision
• Able to support specific needs in accordance with the requirements of pupils individual Educational Health and Care Plans.

An additional TLR may be available for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate.

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed and further details can be obtained from Clare Taylor, Academy Administration Officer; claretaylor@willoughbyschool.com

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon, Thursday 5th March 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 9th March 2020

The Priory Federation of Academies strictly adheres to the new regulations introduced on the 25th May 2018 under GDPR guidelines. In order to complete your application for this position you will need to agree with our privacy statement. This privacy statement will be available for you to read when you commence your application.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in relevant subject area.
Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential qualifications

Degree in relevant subject area.
Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential skills and experience

Proven experience of working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Recent and relevant experience of working in a primary, secondary or special school/academy.
Successful experience of delivering a differentiated curriculum to pupils with a wide range of needs.
Successful experience of managing an effective classroom environment to support pupils learning and positive behaviour
Proven experience personalising learning to reflects the needs of pupils
Successful experience of working with parents, careers and the wider community
Ability to set high expectations and promote good progress by pupils
Ability to demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
Excellent oral and communication skills
Ability to use IT at a level commensurate with job role
Professional and responsive attitude and behaviour towards colleagues
A passion for teaching and a desire to see children achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives

Employee benefits


We value professional development and wellbeing of staff. As a member of our team, various opportunities will be available to meet your professional expectations. The trust has a commitment to supporting your work- life balance, enable you to fulfil your potential.


Personalised support for every colleague new to the profession:

NQT and RQT Programmes and events for colleagues across the Trust

Mentoring and Coaching for NQTs and RQTs

Subject training and support

Behaviour management training and support

SEND guidance and advice

Personalised support for every colleague in the profession:

Training programmes for aspirant Mentors and Coaches

National Professional Qualifications for prospective Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders and Heads

Ongoing access to regular Trust, regional and national CPD

Opportunities to deliver CPD at a Trust and regional level


Wellbeing champions across all academies

Workload impact reviews

Managing workload through collaborative planning, resource sharing and high quality IT provision

Social benefits of belonging to a large and friendly community

Opportunities to support residential and educational visits locally, nationally and internationally

Access to Employee Benefits Programme


Access to Trust vacancies across all academies

Secondments and opportunities to work across academies and across phases

Opportunity to be involved in research and development such as project leadership, cross-trust specialist groups. Leading CPD

About Willoughby Academy

South Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire, PE10 9JD
Not Applicable