Invictus Trust are Recruiting for a SEMH English Teacher to be based at Revive Alternative Provision. To start as soon as possible on a fixed term contract, 39 weeks per year and 0.4 FTE.
We are a Multi Academy Trust comprising of six secondary schools, one primary school, and two alternative provisions, with over 700 employees and over 5,000 students, based in Dudley, West Midlands.
At Invictus we are values driven and as such believe ‘anything is possible’. Our alternative provision estate supports learners to share the same ethos; young people who are most vulnerable are supported to flourish and experience success. Both Greenhill Alternative Learning Campus in Halesowen and Invictus Revive Learning Centre in Dudley aim to support young people in KS3 and 4 who have been unable to achieve in a mainstream setting.
We require a well-qualified teacher of English, who is committed to the highest standards of academic achievement and behaviour and will genuinely enjoy working with young people of all abilities. The post holder will be expected to teach English Language and Literature to GCSE level. The ability to teach either Film Studies or media would also be advantageous.
The post demands patience, determination and a desire to foster young people’s learning to achieve excellent outcomes. In return we can offer support and development that is shaped to meet your needs and aspirations, including first-rate induction and CPD programmes linked with other schools, plus the chance to take part in area and region-wide training/events.
This post provides an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a small and high-performing alternative provision with supportive & caring colleagues. This is a fixed term post with potential for a permanent position. If you are resilient, hardworking, and organised we would welcome your application to join the ‘dream team’.
You will need to;
- Plan, design and deliver an innovative curriculum focussed on the complex needs of students accessing alternative provision
- Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for small groups of vulnerable students and support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
- Provide high quality teaching and learning within the subject area.
- Maintain high expectations and standards in classroom practice.
- Maintain order and discipline while promoting the use of restorative practices.
- Show commitment to continuous improvement in teaching and learning and the development of effective approaches.
- Monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a Teacher and/or Population leader /Form Tutor.
- Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential and which meets their individual needs.
- Contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
- Support the AP Learning Manager in ensuring that the curriculum area provides an exciting, stimulating and informative environment for learning.
- Promote the personal development, general progress and well-being of individual students and of the all students in provision.
- Share and support the centre’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.
- Show all students that they are valued.
- Contribute to strategies for addressing barriers to learning that may prevent students from achieving their potential or attending school.
- Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for, or come into contact with.
- Ability to teach all ability groups, meeting the needs of all students especially those who are in alternative provision for a variety of reasons, including those with SEN.
- To have a thoroughly up to date knowledge of the delivery and assessment of subject specifications, and National Curriculum and alternative curriculum/accreditation models.
- Good or outstanding teacher.
- Experience of working with young people who may present challenging behaviour would be advantageous.
- An understanding of restorative practices as an alternative to punitive measures/
Contact Mr C Bennett, Director of Alternative Provision for a discussion for this role, 01384 686607
Closing date: Friday 3rd December 5pm
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
Interviews due to take place: Monday 13th December
We are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2021- https://bit.ly/3sFula8
This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check.
It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website.
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