Pathway Lead for Languages, Communications and Arts at Olive AP Academy Thurrock

Olive AP Academy ThurrockThurrock

Do you share our determination to give the most vulnerable children and young people the best chances to succeed and thrive in the future?

Are you a dedicated, committed and experienced teacher and leader, who can inspire and deliver the very best learning opportunities to our students?

We are seeking a Pathway Lead to develop and manage a cluster of subject specialisms, including English at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock and with the potential of working in our Havering academy as well in the future. 

We are an alternative provision academy which has up to 96 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at any one time. Our staff support young people who have been placed at the academy for a period of intervention work following a permanent exclusion from a mainstream school. The academy also supports young people with medical needs.

Demonstrate the highest quality of teaching, learning and assessment through delivering your own teaching timetable. 

• Work with the academy’s leadership team to develop the shared vision and strategic plan for Languages, Communications and Arts at the academy. 

• Write and implement coherent and inspiring action plans around your pathway subjects. 

• Sustain current knowledge of developments in strategy, thinking and best practice in languages, communications and arts teaching and learning. 

• Maintain documents which track and evaluate student progress. 

• To lead on the analysis of data through the progress cycle in your area of responsibility. 

• To develop and review syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies in your area of responsibility. 

• To lead teachers and associate tutors in your pathway including supporting and challenging them with their performance and providing day to day line management. 

• To lead on the self-assessment in your area of responsibility. 

• To be a member of the OA-Th Extended Leadership Team. 

• Use the ‘Dare to be Olive’ approach to ensure that high expectations for behaviour are maintained.

• Demonstrate reflective practice and ability to adapt and improve your own practice.

• Follow guidance and take direction from teachers and other professionals to best support each student.

• Communicate effectively and sensitively with students and their families

Contribute to the development of positive and safe learning environments.

• Understand and implement OA’s safeguarding policy and procedures, and Keeping Children Safe in Education.

• Maintain a good working knowledge of current safeguarding practice when working with vulnerable young people.

• Have a good working knowledge of barriers to learning many of our students face, such as SEND or SEMH needs.

• Contribute to assessment and planning, including the production of learning resources.

• Acquire a level of subject and curriculum knowledge which is appropriate to your role.

• Able to support students with literacy and numeracy.

• Take on the role of coach to individual students, mentoring them through their time at the academy.

At Olive Academies we can offer you:

- a close and supportive team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority

- high quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression

- an organisation which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do

- the freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum.

Our academies always welcome visits from potential applicants. Please get in touch with Susie Tyler, Office Manager (E: T: 01708 853781) if you would like to arrange a visit or need any further information.

Please email your completed application form, including your personal statement to

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 19 April 2021 12pm

Interviews to be held at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock  on 22 & 23 April 2021

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