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Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people?

Do you want a career where every day you will experience genuine job satisfaction?


 

 Associate Executive Principal – SEND and Commissioned Services

Scale: L18-L22

Start: January 2021

Associate Executive Principal PS and JD

HR 4a Application Form – April 2020

 

Do you share our vision of an education system where every child can thrive?

Are you an exceptional leader who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children?

 

It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the Barnsley and Kirklees Special Provision Partnership.  We’re a new, bold partnership, formed through the collaboration of Springwell Learning Community, Greenacre School and Joseph Norton Academy.  Through our collaboration we are able to provide unique opportunities for our children, our staff and the communities we serve.

 

We are currently looking for an Associate Executive Principal who is:

  • An experienced leader, innovator and practitioner with the ability to shape SEND practice and procedures across the Partnership
  • An analytical thinker and arbiter who can work with a range of professionals to ensure the right children attend the right provision at the right time
  • Able to lead identified areas of school improvement with passion, determination and rigour

 

The duties of the post are outlined in the job description. However, this is a senior strategic role supporting academy SENCOs and leadership across all three academies whilst also linking with the local authority regarding many aspects of commissioned work.

 

Greenacre School is one of the UK’s largest special schools, educating over 300 children and young people aged three to nineteen with severe and complex learning disabilities.  In addition to the main site, the school has a number of satellite classes, which are based within local mainstream settings.  This model supports Greenacre’s commitment to social inclusion.

 

Joseph Norton Academy is a special academy educating children and young people with complex Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties across Kirklees.  The school prides itself on its use of nurture, social pedagogy and its focus on preparation for adulthood.

 

Springwell Learning Community is the umbrella name for Springwell Special Academy and Springwell Alternative Academy.  Springwell Special Academy provides cross-phase education for Barnsley children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  Springwell Alternative Academy works in partnership with local primary and secondary schools to provide alternative education pathways.

 

WELLSPRING Academy Trust

At Wellspring Academy Trust we believe that every school is unique, because it has a unique history, it serves a unique community context and is full of unique individuals.  We value and celebrate the unique identities of our academies.  We encourage them to innovate, create and develop their uniqueness because we want others to learn from them.  Excellence is about diversity, not conformity.  We do not believe that one size fits all.

 

We need a leader who is highly motivated, with imagination and passion to join us on our journey.  Only the very best will do as our children deserve only the best.  If you are a great leader, if you are passionate about improving the life chances of children and have the ability to help both staff and pupils shine – inside and out, please get in touch!

 

For more information about the role, please contact Steve Tighe, Executive Vice Principal s.tighe@springwellacademyleeds.org  We are happy to accommodate visits to the school if we can. To make an appointment please call Sarah Elliott, PA to the Executive Team, on 07912488262.

The Special School Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  To apply for this post, complete the application form along with your covering letter, which should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity.

Completed applications should be sent to springwellvacancies@springwellacademies.co.uk

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 13th October 2020 by 9am.

Shortlisting: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 20th October 2020

 

All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details http://bit.ly/WATEqualOpportunities

 

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check.

                                        


Vacancy at Springwell Learning Community for:

Scale 4 Teaching Assistants

(Located at main site or satellite sites)

SCALE 4 Teaching Assistant (Point 7 – 11) – 33 HOURS (39 weeks)

FTE SALARY £19,554 TO £21,166 (ACTUAL SALARY £ 14,790 TO £16,010)

Teaching Assistant Grade 4 JD_PS

HR 4a Application Form – April 2020

HR 4b Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Exciting opportunities are available for people looking for a career in education or in a fresh challenge in an inspiring learning environment at Springwell Learning Community, where we provide children and young people with ‘second chance’ learning. It couldn’t be a more exciting time to join the Barnsley and Kirklees Special Provision Partnership. We’re a new, bold partnership, formed through the collaboration of Springwell Learning Community, Greenacre School and Joseph Norton Academy. Through our collaboration we are able to provide unique opportunities for our children, our staff and the communities we serve.

The posts will suit candidates who have the commitment, passion and resilience to make a difference to pupils who have a range of social, emotional, mental health and special educational needs.

These positions may suit those wishing to develop a career within the Special Education Sector. College/University graduates are welcome to apply, as full training will be offered to candidates wishing to develop a career in this setting. The positions may be of particular interest to applicants who have a passion in supporting the emotional and mental health needs of young people. We are a national training school (Barnsley Positive Regard Teaching School) and therefore able to support a career path for aspiring teachers through a rigorous development programme.

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.C.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

Post holders 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 for possible traveling between sites.

About us

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 are 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 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.

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.

If you would like to discuss or find out more about this post, please contact Steve Tighe, Executive Vice-Principal, via email s.tighe@springwellacademyleeds.org

Completed applications should be e-mailed to springwellvacancies@springwellacademies.co.uk

The closing date for this post is: Monday 5th October at 8am.

 

We expect that interviews will take place on later that week.

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check.

 

http://springwelllearningcommunity.co.uk/

http://wellspringacademytrust.co.uk/





 

 

 

 

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