SEND Mathematics Teacher
The Springfields Academy
Reach South Academy Trust is seeking an exceptional SEND Mathematics Teacher to join the school.
Post: SEND Mathematics Teacher
Start Date: April 2021 or September 2021 (can be discussed at interview to suit the right candidate)
Location: Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
Salary Range: MPS-UPS, £25,711 rising to a maximum of £41,603, pro-rata per annum, plus SEN Allowance
Hours/Contract: Full-time, term-time, Permanent position : 1.0 FTE (part-time, job share position may be considered for the right candidate)
The Role: We’re looking for an Autism or SEND Specialist Maths Teacher to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to live safely and independently within their community.
Part of the excitement of teaching at the academy is the broad range of individuals that you will teach. Our young people with autism may have sensory needs, speech and language difficulties, or social, emotional needs. A key aspect of working at Springfields is taking the time to get to know pupils and being able to create a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment.
You will be joining a happy, hardworking and well-established team of over 20 teachers across the academy. You will also work closely with our multi-disciplinary therapy team.
The Person: We’re looking for someone with the patience, skills and creativity to present complex Maths concepts in a concrete and multi-sensory format. You must be confident to teach a range of qualifications, including Entry Level, Functional Skills and GCSE.
We are looking for the following qualities and experience:
Someone with a passion for making complex Maths concepts accessible.
A child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
A teacher with good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH
A creative and flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.
The confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem.
A commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential both socially and academically.
Job share opportunities and other flexible working initiatives available.
Experience of primary, secondary or specialist provision beneficial.
School Background: The Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. This includes a residential provision at our Calne academy. We aspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement. Additionally, we are a ‘National Autistic Society Accredited Provision’ with over 90% of the current cohort having a diagnosis of Autism. All students have the potential to access a primary/secondary curriculum.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly reflective in our practices, and are continually working to improve our provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculum journey that enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills in areas of need and to overcome their barriers to learning. The drive to build ‘safe Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything else that we do. The Academy has a PAN of 190.
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.
We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their school to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence, and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children. If that is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.
Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Rachel Barnes, Office Manager, on 01249 814125 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Job Description & Person Specification: SEND Maths Teacher Job Description & Person Specification
To Apply: Please send a completed application form (below) to
Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 4 February 2021 at midnight. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification. It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.
Interview Date: Interviews will be held on Week Commencing 8 February 2021.
Opportunities and Benefits: We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.