Alternative Provision Manager, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Sir Harry Smith Community CollegeWhittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Salary negotiable depending on experience
Contract term: Temporary

Required for January 2020

20 month contract

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a cleared Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are looking to appoint an Alternative Provision Manager, on 20 month contract in the first instance, to oversee small, structured teaching groups for students showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who are experiencing disruption or distress outside of school.  The aim is to provide a predictable environment in which students can build trusting relationships with adults and gain the skills they need in order to learn in larger classes.  The core purpose of these groups is to support students to improve their behavioural, social and emotional skills and: 

• to reduce the incidences of poor behaviour 

• to help students develop strategies to know when their behaviour was escalating and give them strategies to manage 

• to learn to behave appropriately 

• to enable students to understand the consequences of their behaviour.

Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, with over 1,000 students on roll, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect.  The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.  The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society. 

In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school.  They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”

If you would like an information pack, please visit our website  For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Potter, Deputy Principal on 01733 703991.  

Application deadline is noon, Wednesday 11th December 2019.   (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post).  Please send completed application forms, together with a short letter of introduction to:    

Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College.  Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.

More about Sir Harry Smith Community College
Address: Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 1XB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1733 703 991