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Instructor – Duke of Edinburgh

08 Oct 2020   |   Springwell Learning Community   |   FTE SALARY £27,905 TO £30,507 (ACTUAL SALARY £23,665 TO £25,872)
Hours 37 hours
Work Commitment Term Time Only – 44.1 weeks
Salary FTE Salary £27,905 TO £30,507  (Actual Salary £23,665 TO £25,872)
Closing Date Tuesday 3rd November at 8am
Interview Date Tuesday 10th November


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

Do you want to be inspired on a daily basis by your work? 

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.

As Instructor for Duke of Edinburgh you will take the lead role in the coordination, development and delivery of activities, campaigns, events and programmes aimed at engaging pupils in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. You will introduce pupils to relevant activities including volunteering, physical activities and relevant skills in line with the DofE framework. You will work with a wide variety of organisations and establish appropriate networks to ensure safe and effective provision at a range of settings.

This position 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 position 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:

  • Safe, effective and enjoyable programmes are developed and delivered to meet Partnership and pupil needs
  • Individuals and groups access appropriate DofE activities on a weekly and ongoing basis (including afterschool and, on occasions, evening and weekends)
  • Participation in DofE activities increases across the school for key population and target groups
  • Pupil progress and personal development is tracked and progress is evidenced over time
  • Pupils achieve relevant certification and accreditation
  • Effective working takes place to meet joint priorities with appropriate delivery

Post holders require:

  • At least level 2 qualifications in English and Maths
  • Appropriate technical qualifications including National Governing Body awards in relevant areas.
  • Experience of delivering D of E with the ability to drive a minibus.
  • Ability to understand and manage challenging behaviours. Establishing positive professional relationships with children, their families and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff.
  • Ability to work under own initiative, demonstrating skills linked to innovative thinking.
  • Ability to demonstrate exceptionally effective communication skills, both oral and written, at all levels.
  • Ability to personalise learning

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 Neil Swain, Executive Vice-Principal, via email

Completed applications should be e-mailed to

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 3rd November 2020 at 8am.

We expect that interviews will take place on Tuesday 10th November 2020.   

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.

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