Alternative Curriculum Provision Teacher, Kent

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The Canterbury AcademyKent

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Start date: Spring Term
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent

College Teacher (With QTS)

City and Coastal College is a division of The Canterbury Academy Trust that provides alternative curriculum provision and intervention opportunities for young people who are struggling to cope with mainstream education.  The provision caters for young people that attend The Canterbury Academy, but is also responsible for the area-wide alternative curriculum for an agreed number of students, who are referred by local schools and a placement agreed.  In Years 7-9, this is usually for an agreed length of time, referred to as, respite, although in Years 10 and 11, it can be for a longer time period, as the students are able to work towards GCSE and equivalent qualifications.

City and Coastal College exists to provide opportunities for young people, that they otherwise would not get at their mainstream school and to enable them to progress, not only in education, but in life in general.  A dedicated and passionate team of staff, work tirelessly with the young people, to ensure that their needs are met.  At times, this is with the support of other professional agencies, with whom, the college boasts excellent working relationships.

It is intended that the post holder will work mainly in The City and Coastal College in Herne Bay, although they could (exceptionally) be deployed in any part of the Academy (Canterbury).

We are seeking a College Teacher.

The successful applicant will be hard working, caring, creative and innovative with the ability to inspire young people to achieve in all aspects of the curriculum.       

The role will be to teach, mark and plan lessons with small class groups on a 1:1 basis with  secondary age pupils within an alternative curriculum provision setting.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach mathematics to Key Stage 4 and work with our college tutors to help drive academic standards across the provision.  (It is not essential that QTS was obtained through the maths specialism.)

Excellent behaviour management skills are essential and previous experience in an alternative curriculum provision / PRU or challenging school would be desirable. 

The successful applicant will have proven ability to work to their own initiative and be able to;

demonstrate a good understanding of the needs of students with  challenging behaviours and additional educational needs

demonstrate knowledge and competency in approaches to managing challenging behaviours.

organise and manage an appropriate learning environment, plan teaching and learning objectives to ensure student progress and development

act as a role model and establish a clear framework for discipline in line with the college’s policies

collect and input data, as appropriate, in order to monitor individual student progress

work collaboratively with Teachers and other staff 

evidence  wider commitment to the needs of the school, e.g. delivering extra curricular activities, mentoring.

If you share our passion for ensuring high standards for all, if you believe that every learner matters" and have the ambition to help maximise opportunities for young people, we would very much like to hear from you.

This will be a full time teaching appointment

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

The Canterbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references, an adequate pre-employment health check and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Further information about this post can be obtained from Mr Dom Etheridge, HR Director at Telephone 01227 463971.

More about The Canterbury Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Knight Avenue, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8QA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1227 463971
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