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Internal Alternative Provision Curriculum Lead

Grace CollegeGateshead

As an 11–19 secondary school serving nearly 1,200 students in central Gateshead, we have some ambitious plans for the future. We have recently joined the Emmanuel Schools Foundation, creating exceptional opportunities for knowledge sharing and career development – and with the renowned Emmanuel College itself just seven minutes away, we have a clear local model for excellence. We are committed to releasing the potential of our students and staff alike, and we have four key priorities for improvement – leadership, curriculum development, teaching and student engagement in extracurricular activities. You will be central to delivering our strategy, as you transform both the school and our students’ futures.

We are looking for a colleague with a strong pupil-centred background, and experience of providing one-to-one education, mentoring and support tutoring to individual students, along with the ability to plan and deliver lessons and learning for young people in group settings, aiming at students who will benefit from time away from the regular mainstream curriculum.

Our vision is to operate safe, calm and orderly groups delivering a personalised curriculum that develops key skills, such as problem solving, collaborative working, Skills for Life, growth mindset, empathy and literacy and numeracy. We will also have an emphasis on personal social education, healthy living and eating which will be delivered within a context of nurture and care with an overall aim to enable small step changes to build into positive transformations in individual young people’s lives. We are looking to develop our curriculum offer in innovative ways to give students as many opportunities for success and progression as possible.

The position will start as soon as possible and is an excellent job opportunity for professional development. It could be ideal for someone with experience of teaching a variety of pupils, some with complex and challenging difficulties, but with promise and potential, within a mainstream setting looking for a new challenge - who would relish this opportunity.

Understanding of curriculum requirements would be essential, and experience of curriculum design would be desirable. A colleague with a can-do attitude and a flexible personality is essential to working in our supportive environment.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, term time only plus 2 weeks

Join us and you can expect to be nurtured, supported and encouraged at every step of your career, in line with our Christian ethos. We will invest heavily in your development, with specific career-stage opportunities, one-to-one coaching, research opportunities and collaborative development across the Trust. In short, we are looking for exceptional educators, phenomenal school leaders and committed professionals. We believe that working, as part of our team, you will bring added benefit to our students and families while enhancing and developing your career.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: Monday 6 December at 10am.

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