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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?


Lead Teacher for Literacy

MPS/UPS + SEN allowance

Possible TLR2a for a candidate with relevant experience (to be discussed further at interview)

Permanent post commencing 01.01.19

* Are you stifled by mainstream education?

* Do you want to make a genuine difference to children and young peoples’ lives?

* Do you want to work in a child centred value driven organisation?

Then read on…

Springwell Learning Community are seeking an English specialist with a proven track record of outstanding practice in mainstream or an SEMH setting, who is able to work with vulnerable pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMHD). The Lead Teacher will be required to teach English and will oversee the planning and support the delivery by non-specialists of English in key stages 3 and 4 in Springwell Special and Springwell Alternative Academies. This position would suit an individual who is passionate about making a real difference to children’s life chances and supporting them in achieving their potential in this essential life skill, which is a high priority for Springwell. The ability to be creative and use imaginative flair to engage is essential, along with having resilience, drive and high expectations to inspire children and young people to achieve. There is potential for a TLR 2a for this position for the right candidate.

About us…

As part of the Wellspring Multi Academy Trust, Springwell Learning Community comprises of 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 and Springwell Alternative Academy. Springwell is the lead school in a National Teaching School, ‘Positive Regard’ (formally Barnsley TSA). Springwell is at the cutting edge of educational development, involved in research and development, teacher training, bespoke CPD and school-to-school support. This creates obvious opportunities for professional development and career progression beyond the classroom.

Springwell Learning Community also incorporates EOTAS, Elective Home education and the Behaviour Support Service.

Springwell Learning Community is a child centred and values driven organisation. Unconditional Positive Regard underpins everything, along with nurture principles, immersive compelling learning opportunities, a strong emphasis on literacy and personalised social and emotional development.

Springwell places a huge emphasis on professional development and invests significantly in staff training at all levels. This means that, although experience of working in an SEMH setting would be an advantage, specialist support and training will be provided for outstanding teachers wishing to make the career fulfilling move into special education.

The Executive Principal of Springwell is a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable which is working at a national level to influence education policy. He is also an associate of Independent Thinking Limited and a National Leader of Education. https://springwelllearningcommunity.co.uk/ http://acurriculumthatcounts.org.uk/case-studies/springwell/ (ATL teachers’ union website) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qpw9b (Victoria Derbyshire news) http://barnsleytsa.net/ http://wellspringacademytrust.co.uk/ https://www.independentthinking.co.uk/associates/dave-whitaker/ https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/feb/27/schools-discipline-unconditional-positive-regard http://headteachersroundtable.wordpress.com/

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If you would like to discuss any of the positions or would like to find out more about the school, then please call either Verity Watts (Associate Executive Principal) or Danny Ross (Executive Vice Principal Education) on 01226 327076

If you would like to come and visit, then please contact Julie Snowball on 01226 291133

Applications are available on our website and the deadline for electronic submission is 8.00am on Monday 22nd October 2018. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018.


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. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.


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