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Assistant Principal

 

Assistant Principal

L13-17 (£56.721 – £62,570)

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form 

● Are you an exceptional practitioner who wants to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children?
● Are you an outstanding teacher who feels stifled by the mainstream system?
● Are you driven by a sense of moral purpose rather than data?
● Do you want high quality professional development and support?
● Do you want to work with highly supportive colleagues who share your values and ethos?
● Do you want to work in an organisation that supports career progression and has opportunities beyond your own school?

We seek to recruit an exceptional senior leader to join our team at Springwell Learning Community who will lead the Alternative Academy with support and guidance from the Head of School. You will be part of a wider leadership team and have the opportunity to collaborate
with other senior leaders across our partnership of special schools.

Reporting to Head of School
Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment Full time
Salary L13-17 (£56,721 – £62,570)
Closing date Noon on Friday 5th February 2021
Shortlisting date Monday 8th February 2021
Interview date Thursday 11th February 2021
Start date Monday 12th April 2021

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete the application form sent as a separate attachment to this pack. Along with this, you may submit a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 outlining your suitability for this role and evidence of outstanding leadership to date.

Applications should be e-mailed to Sarah Elliot Springwellvacancies@springwellacademies.co.uk. Visits are encouraged. To arrange these please contact Sarah Elliot via Sarah.Elliot@sppartnership.co.uk

The Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this
post.

About us

Springwell Learning Community 

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do.  As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed.  We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their varied needs.

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.

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.

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/



Two Teaching Assistants (Personalised Learning & Support)

 

SCALE 2 Teaching Assistant (Point 3 – 4) – 33 HOURS (39 weeks)

 FTE SALARY £18,562 TO £18,9336 (ACTUAL SALARY £14,087 TO £14,645) (Term Time Only + 5 days)

Job Description & Person Specification

Application 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.

Working under the guidance of the Instructor for Personalised Learning and Targeted Support (PLTS), Teaching Assistants (PLTS) play an important role in supporting children who require 1:1 or small group support outside of the classroom and across the Borough. This role is focused on personal development and engagement and is based at our Kendray site but there will also be off site work, supporting those children struggling to access our on-site provision. For one post holder it may suit a person who is keen to use their skills in a background of outdoor education. As part of a small team, you will play an important role in helping children build resilience in preparation for learning.

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.

Successful candidates will be responsible for a range of engagement activities which may involve:

● Collecting children from their homes
● Supporting children at a range of off-site locations
● Undertaking restorative and mentoring conversations
● Organising and supervising engagement activities for children
● 1 to 1 learning using resources provided by the class teacher

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 and access to a vehicle

About us

Springwell Learning Community 

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do.  As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed.  We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their varied needs.

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.

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.

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 Sarah Elliot on Sarah.Elliot@sppartnership.co.uk

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity. 

The closing date for this post is: Tuesday 2nd February at 8.00am

We expect that interviews will take place the following 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/



Scale 4 Teaching Assistants

 

(Located at main site or satellite sites)

 SCALE 4 Teaching Assistant (Point 7-11) 33 HOURS (Term Time Only + 5 days)

FTE SALARY £20,092 to £21,748 (ACTUAL SALARY £15,249 to £16,505) 

Job Description & Person Specification

Application 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

Springwell Learning Community 

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do.  As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed.  We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their varied needs.

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.

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.

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

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity. 

The closing date for this post is: Friday 29th January at 8.00am

We expect that interviews will take place the following 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/



Scale 2 Teaching Assistants

 

(Located at main site or satellite sites)

 SCALE 2 Teaching Assistant (Point 3-4) 33 HOURS (Term Time Only + 5 days)

FTE SALARY £18,562 to £18,933 (ACTUAL SALARY £14,087 to £14,369) 

Job Description & Person Specification

Application 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 potential travel between sites.

About us

Springwell Learning Community 

Our aim is to provide the best possible care and education for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  Unconditional Positive Regard is at the centre of what we do.  As an academy we are welcoming, caring, safe, warm and believe that all our pupils can be supported and empowered to succeed.  We create individual and personalised pathways for pupils that are built around their varied needs.

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.

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.

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

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity. 

The closing date for this post is: Monday 25th January at 8.00am

We expect that interviews will take place the following Friday.  

 

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/



Two Classroom Teachers Required

 

Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4

 Permanent Contract – Required from Easter 2021(or before if available) 

Salary: MPS/UPS + SEN point

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form 

We require two exceptional teachers in our Alternative Academy & Special School settings, who are passionate about providing the best possible education and care for vulnerable students in an inspiring learning environment. These posts will involve leading classes in a primary type model for a small group of students in our satellite provisions. Post holders will deliver the majority of the curriculum with specialist areas such as PE, Art and D of E delivered by specialist staff.

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 provide a unique opportunity for our children, our staff and the communities we serve. This post 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 would suit teachers with a proven track record of exceptional practice, who are able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH). They would suit individuals who are passionate about making a real difference to student’s life chances and supporting them in achieving their potential in essential life skills, which is a high priority for Springwell Learning
Community. The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire students to achieve.

We are looking for a team-player with presence, passion and a commitment to inclusion with the ability to work creatively for the benefit of pupils at our school. In return you will have the opportunity to work with great colleagues as part of a supportive team and the ability to develop your career in our specialist setting. Springwell Learning Community is an extremely special place to work. Attendance is high. Exclusions are exceedingly low and pupils make good progress over time. Parents comment that their children settle quickly and enjoy coming to school. Pupils say they feel safe and cared for. The school’s approach, including nurture principles, social pedagogy and restorative practice, is unique in the district and we work hard to provide the best possible experience for the pupils we support.

Should you be successfully appointed, you’ll be working alongside dedicated, talented and highly skilled people. If you would like to meet us before you apply, please call Steve Tighe, Executive Vice Principal on 01226 291133 to arrange a school visit. For more information about our school or Wellspring Academy Trust, please visit https://springwelllearningcommunity.co.uk/.

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

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity 

The closing date for this post is: Wednesday 27th January at 8.00am.

We expect that interviews will take place 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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