Come and be part of an exciting and creative academy in Nuneaton for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.
In September 2015, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new Academy in Nuneaton, Warwickshire; catering for children and young people aged between 9 years (Year 5) and 19 years with an autism diagnosis and / or an underlying condition that has enabled them to receive an EHC plan for ASC or SEMH. MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.
We are now at the stage when we can implement the final piece of our staffing plan, a specialist ICT teacher. The academy has always, and will continue to, place emotional well being and learning readiness at the top of the agenda. We want to build on those successes and further support staff development, learning styles and bespoke programmes by having a senior leader with sole oversight of classroom provision. Classroom means anywhere that learning can be received – on or off site, in or outdoors, formal or informal …
It is a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special. We have a leadership team of 6; our 4 APs oversee all Provision and Pastoral aspects between them. You will be creative and flexible and, as with all staff, be non-judgmental, unconditionally accepting and highly resilient.
Our teachers work with timetabled groups, supported by an HLTA and 2 TAs, to deliver the academic and well being curriculum. Classes are usually between 7 and 10 students. The Academy is well staffed and committed to the Professional Development of all; roles can be tailored to allow strengths to be shown as well as areas for development or professional interest to be experienced and understood.
Staff are exceptional classroom practitioners and have demonstrable experience of working with Children and Young People with either social and emotional needs or Autism, associated challenging behaviour or other complex needs, whilst demonstrating proven experience of implementing the national curriculum. They are able to implement strategies for raising achievement across the curriculum and are committed to their further professional development.
The school is well resourced with equipment – desktops in all classrooms, laptops for all Teachers and HLTAs and a suite of 10 desktops for student use. IDL Literacy and Numeracy make good use of both desktops and netbook computers – all students have an assigned netbook. In addition all staff have an i-pad for school e-mail, team communication and our praise and rewards system (DOJO).
“MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.”
*Salaries are dependent upon qualifications and experience