Lead tutor for KS4 Personalised Foundation Learning Programme (14-16), Bexhill

Closing date:

DV8 Sussex - Brighton CampusBexhill
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £25k pro-rata (based on an equivalent 35-hour p/w, 52 weeks per year full-time post)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Context: To plan and deliver an engaging and creative curriculum at the Dv8 Bexhill Centre as part of College Central’s Core+ programme for 14-16 year old learners. To lead on the successful delivery of qualifications, learning and pastoral care aims of this programme. The Core+ programme is commissioned by schools in East Sussex to engage and support young people 14-16 years old who may have not thrived in mainstream education. The programme delivery will be for 3 days per week, during school term time. 

Dv8 KS4 foundation programme  has the following aims:

  • To overcome learner’s barriers to learning and develop greater independence through increased confidence and experience.
  • To develop learner’s functional skills to a level which will enable progression to employment, education or training post 16.
  • To develop learner’s employability skills.
  • To develop student’s personal and social development skills to enhance opportunities in further education and employment.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching Learning and Assessment

  • Plan, deliver and assess Functional Skills English, Maths & ICT, along with NCFE Level 1 
  • Ensure that all student pre-enrolment information and initial assessment information is used to plan for effective delivery and differentiation of learning.
  • Feed-into, and contribute to ILPs, student live files and 1-2-1 progress reviews to support learning and evidence progress for every learner.
  • Ensure assessment of learning is on-going, effective and delivered as per the assessment plan on the Scheme of Work. 
  • Support with basic administration along with Functional Skills initial assessment (Skills Forward) and online testing.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of learner attendance reports.
  • Report to commissioning schools on a regular basis regarding learner progress and predicted achievement.
  • Excellent classroom and behaviour management
  • Manage support staff and assistant tutors who are working with the Ks4 students 

Curriculum Planning 

  • Ensure all course delivery and assessment meets the criteria set out by awarding bodies 
  • Ensure that student profile information from the admissions process is used to develop and inform curriculum design, and the planning for learning.
  • Create a positive environment for learning and set high expectations for learners regarding attendance, punctuality, engagement and achievement. 
  • Support any EHCP learners or those with additional needs, ensuring effective  differentiation in the classroom

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder will be expected to undertake other tasks and duties commensurate with the role.

Student Services

  • Liaise with parents and carers as and when required to support student achievement.
  • Identify and implement  clear action plans for students identified as at risk of non-achievement. or at risk of NEET

Person Specification


  • Formal teaching qualification at level 4 (Award in Education / CTLLS or equivalent) or above
  • Level 2 in Maths and English 
  • Preferably hold a Degree level qualification in a related sector area (social work, youth work etc) 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of teaching secondary school age pupils who may face barriers to achieving in mainstream education
  • A demonstrable record of success in previous roles working with disadvantaged learners / young people
  • Up to date knowledge of the subject areas, syllabus requirements and appropriate teaching techniques; an awareness of the requirements of awarding bodies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanisms for the identification, assessment and support of learner needs
  • Understanding of equality and diversity within the curriculum, barriers to learning and strategies to overcome these

Personal attributes and qualities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Resilient and resourceful
  • Excellent behaviour and classroom management skills
  • Ability to build positive and constructive relationships with young people.
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • The ability to make a contribution to the development of the curriculum and resources.
  • A good work ethic with the ability to work under pressure, to be flexible, thorough and accurate.
  • A commitment to provide an outstanding and inspirational service to staff and students.
  • A commitment to Dv8’s core values, with particular focus on student success through high-quality teaching, learning and assessment.

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