Required at The Fusion Academy – a brand new school for young people with communication & interaction difficulties/ autism aged 7-19 (key stages 2-5)

Salary: Grade 7

This equates to  £16,991 per annum

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Start date:  To be confirmed

This is an unique opportunity to join this fast growing successful school.

This post is initially to support a pupil new to the school offering individual tuition (following the directions from a teacher). The role will then change at the start of the next academic year (August 2022) to supporting  a class Teacher within the main body of the school as it grows. You will put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for planning learning sequences (with support from the teacher), preparing resources and ultimately directing classroom support staff. You may also be required to support our outreach transition for individual pupils which may include working in other venues. 

You will be required to be involved with planning and delivering teaching under the guidance of a teacher and undertaking meetings within school time.

What we need from you: 

  • Understanding of our pupils, all of whom have communication & interaction needs
  • Passionate about breaking down barriers to pupils’ learning
  • Good at using your own initiative 
  • Good team member and leader
  • Solution focussed – good at problem-solving
  • Positivity
  • Creativity 
  • Flexibility

What you can expect from us:

  • A vibrant forward looking school community 
  • Excellent induction and ongoing professional development
  • A very supportive team including support from a wide range of specialists including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Educational Psychologists
  • Opportunities to contribute to whole school development 
  • Honesty and integrity 

As a result of their special educational needs, many of our students will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenge. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

The Fusion Academy shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce. 

Application forms are available via Eteach or by contacting Kerry-Ann Smith on

Closing Date: Monday 27th September 2021 at 5.00pm 

Interviews: Week beginning 4th October 2021 

If you would like to visit prior to applying please contact the school office on 01455 243689

Please note – if you have not heard by 9th October 2021 unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted.