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Instructor of Technology

21 Oct 2020   |   Springwell Learning Community   |   FTE SALARY £27,905 TO £30,507 (ACTUAL SALARY £23,665 TO £25,872)
Hours 37 Hours per week
Work Commitment Term Time only + 5 Inset Days
Salary FTE Salary £27,905 TO £30,507 (Actual Salary £23,665 TO £25,872)
Start Date As soon as possible
Closing Date Thursday 12th November at 8am
Interview Date Expected to take place the following week


An exciting opportunity is available for someone 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 post would suit a candidate who has 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 Technology Instructor you will take the lead role in the coordination, development and delivery of all
aspects of teaching technology. You will be required to teach across all age ranges and support our key
stage 4 students in achieving a range of appropriate qualifications. You will introduce pupils to different
activities that encourage pupils to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve
relevant technology-based problems in a variety of contexts. You will have the autonomy and flexibility to
research and deliver qualifications to the students to best suit their needs. We have a well-resourced
technology room and there may be an opportunity to further invest in the subject over the next few years.
Finally, you will work with a wide variety of organisations and establish appropriate networks to ensure a
safe and effective provision at a range of settings.

Successful candidates will be responsible for:
● Safe, effective and enjoyable programmes of relevant activity are developed and delivered to meet
Partnership and pupil needs within the technology sphere.
● Individuals and groups access appropriate Technology activities on a weekly and ongoing basis
(including afterschool and, on occasions, weekends)
● Participation in relevant 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 partnership 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 a Technology programme.
● Ability to understand and manage challenging behaviours. Establishing positive professional
relationships with children, their families and multi-disciplinary teams.
● 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
● 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: Thursday 12th November 2020 at 8am.

We expect that interviews will take place during 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.

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