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Springwell Recruitment Event, Saturday 21st April, 9.30am-12.30pm

 

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 Lead Teacher of Science

MPS/UPS + SEN Allowance + TLR 2a

Permanent, commencing September 2018 or sooner

Outstanding NQTs considered

 

 

 

Springwell Learning Community requires an exceptional Science teacher who is passionate about providing the best possible education and care for vulnerable students. This post will involve teaching Science at key stages 3 and 4, including GCSE level as well as delivering Science and supporting non-specialist teachers in delivering Science to Key Stage 3.  There may also be a requirement to teach a small amount of Mathematics.

Part of the Wellspring Multi Academy Trust, Springwell Alternative Academy (KS1-4) is part of Springwell Learning Community along with Springwell Special Academy which is an outstanding cross-phase SEMH Special School with a national reputation for excellence in working with children and young people with special educational needs and SEMH.   As a National Teaching School, Springwell is at the cutting edge of educational development, involved in national research and development, teacher training, bespoke CPD and school-to-school support regionally and nationally.

We are seeking:

  • An exceptional teacher who is able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) or an outstanding NQT passionate about working in an SEMH setting
  • An individual who is passionate about making a real difference to student’s life chances and supporting them in achieving their potential
  • The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is essential, along with having unconditional positive regard, resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire students to achieve

We can offer you:

  • High quality professional development and support including bespoke CPD
  • Small class sizes
  • Progression opportunities in the school and in the Wellspring Multi Academy Trust
  • Possibility to be involved in educational research and development
  • Specialist support and training will be provided for any teacher who wishes to move from a mainstream setting

 

Join us at our recruitment event on Saturday 21st April 2018 from 9.30am to 12.30pm to find out more about our academies and our current vacancies.  Alternatively, if you would like to discuss the position further then please call either Dave Whitaker (Executive Principal) or Verity Watts (Associate Executive Principal) on 01226 327076

The deadline for electronic submission is Monday 23rd April 2018 at 5pm

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Please do not send a CV as this cannot be accepted.     

Please note: you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.   

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment 

 


Parent Support Advisor

Grade 6

Actual commencing salary £19,843 to £22,008

37 hours per week, term time

 

 

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Parent Support Advisor to work with us at Springwell Learning Community.  As an organisation we are committed to working closely and positively with our parents and carers and this is reflected in our being re-awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) in 2017.

 

The successful candidate will support parents/carers and pupils with the aim of ensuring that all children are able to thrive in learning. The PSA will provide additional support to address any issues that are undermining pupil and parental engagement in school.  Key performance indicators will be improved attendance, participation in learning and outcomes and that pupils achieve their potential.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • be an experienced practitioner in working with the most vulnerable parents and their children, possibly in the field of social work, social care, family support or education.
  • work skilfully with parents using a nurture approach to facilitate positive parent/child relationships through strategies or programmes.
  • have a thorough knowledge and understanding of attachment needs, developmental trauma and ASD, ADHD and other special educational needs.
  • have experience of completing Early Help Assessments, working effectively with other agencies and involving them where necessary in family support.
  • have knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and prepared to be a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL).
  • possess effective communication skills, be well organised, have the ability to prioritise workloads and work on own initiative, and be able to deal with difficult situations and/or individuals in a calm and confident manner.

 

Unconditional positive regard for pupils, their parents/carers and colleagues is essential, along with resilience, positivity, a passion to make a difference and a belief in restorative approaches.

 

We can offer you:-

  • A superb, committed, vibrant, supportive staff team.
  • An outstanding values driven organisation driven by the desire to make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children and their families
  • Warmth, humour and friendship throughout our team.
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development.
  • Strong relationships across all our stakeholders with a knowledgeable and supportive governing body

Pastoral Support Manager

Grade 8

Actual commencing salary £30,153 to £32,486

37 hours per week, full time

(Annual leave to be taken during school holidays)

 

 

 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Pastoral Manager to join Springwell Learning Community, a leading educational organisation working with children and young people with SEMH and their families.  As an organisation we are passionate about making a real difference to the life chances and opportunities of vulnerable children and young people and if this is your driver too then this opportunity could be for you.  This position would suit a candidate highly experienced in working with children and young people possibly in the fields of social care, family support, youth offending or education.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be positive, solution focused, resilient and passionate about making a difference to the most vulnerable children and families.
  • have considerable experience of successfully working with vulnerable children and young people with mental health needs, substance misuse and involved in, or at risk of offending.
  • have the skills and abilities to build positive relationships with children and young people who have lost trust in education and other services.
  • have experience of multi-agency working such as making referrals to social care, setting up the early help assessment process, organising and leading meetings.
  • Have knowledge, experience and responsibility for safeguarding and the risks for children and young people and be prepared to be a designated deputy safeguarding lead.
  • have knowledge and understanding of attachment needs, trauma and the impact of developmental vulnerabilities on children and their families and has strategies to build positive relationships.
  • Be skilled in managing challenging and extreme behaviour in a calm manner and use strategies effectively to enable behaviour change including effective mentoring and restorative practice.
  • Be highly experienced and have a minimum of a relevant level 4 qualification.
  • Be highly organised, an efficient effective time-manager, able to prioritise and work on own initiative, be flexible and calm in a crisis.

 


Farm Manager/Land Based Studies Tutor
Salary: Grade 6/7 dependent on experience

37 hours, full time (annual leave to be taken during school holidays)
Permanent vacancy

 

 

 

 

Springwell Learning Community is seeking to appoint a Farm Manager/Land Based Studies Tutor to work in our new school farm/horticultural centre based at our Alternative Provision site in Kendray.

The successful candidate will take the lead role in the development and smooth running of the school farm.  You will lead in creating a stimulating, safe and productive outside learning environment with responsibility for key elements including grounds and buildings maintenance, animal feed and welfare and lead on the development and delivery of an appropriate curriculum, working with different groups of children across all key stages.

Key aspects of the role:

·                     Coordinate and develop activities, events and programmes aimed at increasing and supporting sustainable participation and learner engagement

·                     Ensure the farm is kept in pristine condition, including the health and appearance of the animals

·                     Ordering and receiving delivery of appropriate stock

·                     Support the academy in its overall responsibility for the health and welfare of students in its care.

·                     Flexibility to work weekends as appropriate.

The successful candidate will have:

·                     Experience of working in a relevant field with a detailed working knowledge of farm management, gardening and associated areas

·                     The ability to plan and deliver engagement activity programmes that motivate and engage vulnerable children

·                     The ability to work imaginatively and supportively with teaching and support staff, colleagues in other agencies and parents/carers to obtain the best possible outcomes for our children

·                     The vision to develop the school’s farm and garden both in the short and long term

·                     A commitment to inclusive practices

·                     Energy, patience and a sense of humour

In order to be the successful candidate you do not need to be a qualified teacher. However, you will be expected to lead on the development and delivery of appropriate programmes and activities across all key stages. It is desirable that you will have experience of working with children or young people with a range of needs, including but not solely, social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

We actively encourage visits to the farm site in order to see first-hand the potential of this exciting opportunity.  To make an appointment to visit or to arrange an informal chat about the post, please contact Sarah Elliot on 01226 291133.


Relief Escort

Grade 2

 (RATE OF PAY: £7.99 PER HOUR)

AS AND WHEN REQUIRED, TERM TIME ONLY

 

 

 

Relief Escorts are required to work on an as and when required basis, supervising the transportation of key stage 1 pupils at the beginning and end of their school day, ensuring their comfort, safety and wellbeing at all times.  Applications are invited from candidates with experience of working with/supervising pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

 


 

Grade 4 and Grade 2 Teaching Assistants

Colleagues may be deployed throughout the Learning Community, working with KS1 – KS4 as necessary

 

Grade 4 Teaching Assistants – 33 hours per week, term time only

Actual commencing salary £13,668 rising through annual increments up to £15,232

 

 

 

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Working with the classroom teacher closely to ensure outstanding progress in learning
  • Support and leading nurture, interventions and some group learning in maths, English, P.S.H.E.E and other subjects
  • Overseeing practical, kinaesthetic, sport, physical/outdoor activities where required
  • Supporting the development of resilience, self-esteem, social skills and strategies for regulation

 

Grade 2 Teaching Assistants – 33 hours per week, term time only

Actual commencing salary £11,629 rising through annual increments up to £12,473

 

 

 

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

 

  • Supporting learners with progress in all subject areas including maths, English and interventions
  • Supporting practical, kinaesthetic, sport, physical/outdoor activities where required
  • Supporting the development of resilience, self-esteem, social skills and strategies for regulation

Positions may suit those wishing to start on a career path in Special Education.  Graduates are welcome to apply as full training will be offered to aspiring teachers wishing to develop a career in this setting.  The organisation currently employs seven teachers who commenced at Springwell as teaching assistants.

 

All Teaching Assistant posts require:

  • At least level 2 qualifications in English and Maths
  • Experience of working in an educational setting
  • The ability to build positive relationships and have unconditional positive regard for children and young people
  • Understanding and experience of strategies to support children and young people with SEMH and SEND desirable
  • Ability to personalise learning
  • Driving licence desirable

Please refer to job description and employee specification for further details of the above posts

 

GRADE 4 TUTORS FOR EOTAS

(Education Other Than at School)

 

33 hours per week, term time only

Actual commencing salary £13,668 rising through annual increments up to £15,232

 

 

 

EOTAS tutors will be responsible for working one to one with pupils who are currently not accessing mainstream education.  The tuition may take place in the home, local library or other alternative venue, therefore tutors must have access to their own vehicle and have business insurance included on their policy to enable them to travel across the borough.

 

Tutors will need to be self-motivated, show initiative and be able to work independently.  The successful candidate will have the skills to build positive relationships, promote good attendance and have unconditional positive regard for the children and young people they educate.

 

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Working on a 1:1 basis with pupils ranging from KS1-KS4
  • Engaging pupils with learning, taking into account their individual circumstances and using effective strategies to reduce barriers to learning
  • Liaising with parents/carers, referring schools and other relevant bodies regarding pupils’ progress
  • Keeping accurate and details records and contribute to progress reports for reintegration as appropriate
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and issues to protect the reputation of the organisation when working within the public domain

 

Deadline for applications Monday 23rd April 2018 at 5pm

Interviews to be held week commencing 30th April 2018

 

 


Thank you for your interest in working at Springwell Learning Community.
Hays Education– recruitment experts in education – now partner with Springwell Learning Community to recruit new talent to a number of our posts. To see current vacancies with Hays, please follow the link https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/springwell-learning/index.htm where you will find more information about joining us.
If there are no current or suitable vacancies advertised, Hays Education will be happy to deal with speculative enquiries about working at Springwell Learning Community.

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