Department: The Forest Academy
Reporting to: Executive Principal/ Head of School
Salary within the range: Grade 3- Level 2
An opportunity has arisen to join the team at Forest. The Forest Academy has enjoyed a period of rapid improvement in recent years which has seen the school transform from well below national to above in many areas. We are looking for the right person to join our team and play a significant role in our next steps in our plan towards exceptional provision for our young people. The success of Forest is underpinned by a dynamic, driven and highly motivated team of professionals and is, essentially, a fun place to be. Whilst there are easier schools to work in than Forest, there are none which offer the range of challenges, successes and opportunities to be part of something magical that we do. We offer our young people the guidance they need to make good choices about their daily endeavours; choices which will open up opportunities for our pupils far beyond their time at Forest. We genuinely believe that our children have infinite potential and it is our job to unleash it.
Forest is a part of Wellspring Academy Trust, a growing Multi-Academy Trust which is fully committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve. We work in strong partnership with our sister schools within Barnsley – Oakhill Primary Academy and Oakwell Rise Primary Academy – and also Wellspring schools which offer expertise in SEMH and SEND in Barnsley, Springwell and Greenacre. We are fully committed to the professional development of our colleagues and in this role you will have the opportunity to attend extensive training, experience days shadowing very experienced colleagues and benefit from expert guidance and support from within our wider Wellspring network. Within Forest, you will join a team of Behavior Support Workers who will work closely under the guidance of a Lead teacher throughout the earliest phases of our development of a Specialist Resource Provision for pupils with SEMH – The Acorns.
As the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. We value our people; collegial working at all levels is central to our culture. High quality induction training and ongoing professional development support are guaranteed. There will be a broad range of opportunities for you to realise your professional vision and ambitions within the Trust.
We are interested in hearing from people who:
– Have high expectations of yourself and young people
– Have a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of young people
– Have the ability to make a significant contribution to our ambitious plans for the future
– Have aspirations for their own career
– Wonderful, complex, spirited, warm and welcoming young children
– A fantastic, high calibre staff team
– Excellent training and development opportunities and opportunities for career progression
– A friendly, hardworking team; both locally and across the schools within Wellspring Academy Trust
Forest is an oasis of excellence in the heart of Kendray and we believe our children deserve the very best. If you have a passion for working with children who deserve every drop of love, care, respect and high regard it’s possible to muster – then you might be looking in the right place.
Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be take up prior to interview.
|Reporting to||Executive Principal / Head of School|
|Duration of Post||Permanent|
|Work Commitment||Monday – Friday|
|Salary||Grade 3 – Level 2|
|Start date||As soon as possible|
|Closing date||Tuesday 17th October at 12 noon|
|Shortlisting||Wednesday 18th October|
|Interview date||To be confirmed|
|Applications||Please contact Lucy Hodges for an application pack or to arrange a tour.
Telephone: 01226 284719