Dated: 07 May 2024

Westlands Academy

Eltham Crescent


TS17 9RA


Required for September 24

General Teacher (MPS/UPS + SEN 1 £30,000 - £46,525 + £2,539 SEN 1)

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust consists of seven Academies and one Sixth Form across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire area serving a population in excess of 800 students aged 5 to 19 with a broad range of learning difficulties.

The Trust wishes to appoint a General Teacher to join our existing friendly team.  Westlands Academy is located in Thornaby and caters for students aged 11-16 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH) and was rated as ‘Good’ in our most recent Ofsted.

We are looking for the right person to work alongside our current teaching staff and to work with young people who have a variety of special educational needs, giving particular attention to their social and behavioural as well as educational needs.  The successful candidate will join an experienced and successful team who are committed to high standards and promoting the education and welfare of young people with SEMHD.  This post is suitable for both secondary and primary trained teachers.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of teaching a variety of subjects. (Mathematics would be of benefit but not essential)
  • Be aware of the challenges of working with pupils with SEMH.

Visits to the academy are actively encouraged and highly recommended.  To arrange this please email

An application form is available to download from the Horizons Trust website - and the Job Description can be downloaded here.  Alternatively, please email

Completed application forms should be returned by 12 noon on Monday, 20th May to: HR Department, Horizons Specialist Academy Trust, c/o Abbey Hill Academy, Ketton Road, Stockton-on-Tees. TS19 8BU or by email to Please do not submit applications directly to Westlands Academy.

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  As part of our recruitment process online searches may conducted.  Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and appropriate references and checks.

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Abbey Hill Academy
Ketton Road
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 677113


Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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