KS2 / KS3 Teacher – All subjects specialisms considered

Start Date:
September 2023
Interview Date:
Interviews to be confirmed
Pay Scale:
MPS/UPS (not suitable for ECTs) + 1 SEN Allowance
Lea Hall Academy
Contract Type:
Closing Date for Applications:
03/07/2023 9:00 am

We are seeking highly inspirational practitioners with a breadth and diversity of experience who can inspire and educate children with a variety of learning needs, stretching them to achieve their very best possible outcomes. We are looking for skilled practitioners, who have an excellent work ethic, who are emotionally resilient and mature and who are determined and relentless in their quest to achieve the very best outcomes for our hard-to-reach pupils.

  • We want all our staff to understand the importance of nurture and trauma-informed approaches to supporting the development of pupils with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs.
  • We want these approaches to be incorporated into daily school life and to be part of all our interactions with pupils.
  • We want all our staff to confidently adapt their teaching approaches for learners with neurodivergent needs, including Autism, ADHD, speech, language and communication difficulties.

It is important when considering a role at Lea Hall Academy that you do not make the mistake of interpreting smaller class sizes with high staff to pupil ratios as a sign for you to ‘give’ less of yourself. The very opposite is what is necessary. Lea Hall Academy pupils require the very best practitioners, the most cutting edge and creative pedagogy, fair and consistent role models, together with a relevant and focused curriculum designed and delivered by staff who have high expectations. Anything less is not good enough.

It is essential that you are:

  • Able to demonstrate the emotional capacity and personal resilience to work in an SEMH setting supporting children with a wide range of challenges
  • A driven and inspiring practitioner who leads the way in terms of innovation and thinking for yourself
  • Happiest when contributing to creating a collaborative environment in which pupils and staff thrive
  • Reflective, well-organised, resourceful, good at building relationships, kind, and have a good sense of humour.

In return you will enjoy:

  • Working with a brilliant team
  • A new school, opened in September 2021, in which we are investing heavily to ensure that the facilities are conducive to an environment for learning for our boys and a place to work for our staff that enables them to perform their professional best.
  • A responsive approach to the need to develop curriculum resources that also respond to the diverse and changing needs of our boys
  • Exceptional professional support from schools across Forward Education Trust
  • A multi-disciplinary team providing regular input to classroom practice, to develop professional skill that can be deployed every day of the week
  • Commitment to creating an effective work/life balance for all staff
  • Excellent remuneration package and benefits
  • Opportunity to continue your personal development journey

We are building a team that combines the expertise of both mainstream and specialist teachers and so encourage applications from all fields. The role is a truly unique opportunity to play an integral part in shaping the learning throughout the school, with creativity and ambition.

This is an opportunity to make a difference to young people who need some help to overcome their barriers to learning – are you ready for the challenge? If you feel that Lea Hall Academy may be the right place for you, we hope you will consider applying for the post.

For more information, and to request an application pack, please contact Jodie Massie at Hays Education on:

T: 07761446571

E: FET@hays.com



* We reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if necessary. Candidates are encouraged to return their application as soon as possible.



To apply, please complete an application form and email it to recruitment@fet.ac

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

 Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.