Expressive Arts Instructor - Music/Art - Springwell Alternative Academy

Schools
Secondary Schools
Springwell Alternative Academy
37 hours, Term Time + 5 Inset days
Barnsley
Permanent
Scale 7 (SCP24-27)
FTE salary: £28,672 - £31,346 (Actual salary: £24,398 - £26,674)

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Springwell Alternative Academy.

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?

Instructor - Expressive Arts (Art)

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. These 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 in Art the successful candidate would work together with the Instructor for Music to create a combined Expressive Arts offer for our students. You will take the lead role in the coordination, development and delivery of all aspects of teaching Art. 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 a range of activities that encourage pupils to use creativity and imagination to perform and present their work 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 good art resources 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 external organisations and establish appropriate networks to further provide an exciting curriculum offer for our students.

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Safe, effective and enjoyable programmes of art are developed and delivered to meet Partnership and pupil needs (Art and Music are key areas of the curriculum)
  • Individual and group access appropriate art activities on a weekly and ongoing basis (including afterschool)
  • Participation in art activities, increasing across the school for key population and target groups
  • Pupil progress and personal development being tracked, with progress is evidenced over time
  • Pupils achieving relevant certification and accreditation
  • Effective partnership taking 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 an art 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 levels
  • Ability to personalise learning

The closing date for this post is: Thursday 3rd December at 8am.

Instructor - Expressive Arts (Music)

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. This post 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 in Music the successful candidate would work together with the Instructor for Art to create a combined Expressive Arts offer for our students. You will take the lead role in the coordination, development and delivery of all aspects of teaching music. 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 a range of activities that encourage pupils to use creativity and imagination to perform and present their work 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 music 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 external organisations and establish appropriate networks to further provide an exciting curriculum offer for our students.

Successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Safe, effective and enjoyable programmes of music are developed and delivered to meet Partnership and pupil needs (Art and Music are key areas of the curriculum)
  • Individual and group access appropriate music activities on a weekly and ongoing basis (including afterschool)
  • Participation in music activities, increasing across the school for key population and target groups
  • Pupil progress and personal development being tracked, with progress is evidenced over time
  • Pupils achieving relevant certification and accreditation
  • Effective partnership taking 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 music 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 levels.
  • Ability to personalise learning

The closing date for this post is: Wednesday 2nd December at 8am.

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 nSwain@springwellacademies.co.uk

Completed applications should be e-mailed to springwellvacancies@springwellacademies.co.uk

Your letter of application should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity

We expect that interviews will take as soon as possible after.

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.

03 December 2020, 8:00 AM