Hospital and Outreach Education Alternative Provision Academy


Following the promotion of our current Headteacher, the Local Advisory Board Members of Hospital and Outreach Education Alternative Provision Academy in Northamptonshire are looking to appoint an exceptional individual, someone who can inspire, motivate and increase the learning of students who are missing school through their mental health and medical needs; as well as lead and develop the staff team. Hospital and Outreach Education Alternative Provision Academy are part of The Skylark Partnership Trust.

Applications are invited from inspirational, motivated and exceptional individuals with a proven track record of successful school leadership.


We are looking for:

  • A leader with high expectations of excellence and in-depth knowledge and experience of leading.

  • A leader with a commitment to the principles of ethical leadership

  • An inspirational professional with the skills and personality to take this outstanding AP Academy further on its journey

  • The ability to demonstrate the vision and values of the academy in everyday work and practice

  • A leader committed to exciting and innovative approaches in all aspects of the academy’s work, in particular the use of IT to enhance the quality of our provision for both our staff and pupils’ experience.

  • A leader with excellent communication skills, who will inspire and develop the staff team and have an open and supportive approach

  • A leader who can build positive relationships with the whole academy community and wider stakeholders


We can offer:

  • An Education Trust who is committed to the provision of high quality education for pupils with medical and mental health difficulties.

  • Highly committed and passionate local advisory board, staff and parents

  • A strong and supportive team spirit amongst staff

  • Outstanding teaching within an exciting and challenging learning environment

  • Continued support for personal and professional development

  • The opportunity to work with children and young people, all of whom are unique individuals with specific emotional and health needs, and who come from all phases of education.  


For further details and an application pack contact Sue Valentine-Swallow, Business Manager at . The application pack is also available on our website


Closing date: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at noon.

Shortlisting: Thursday 27th February 2020

Interview dates: Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th March 2020

Group 4 L16 – 27, £59,528 - £77,818

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Olive AP Academy - Suffolk


Do you share our determination to give the most vulnerable children and young people access to the best education?


Olive Academies is looking for an inspiring headteacher who will lead our Suffolk academy in the next phase of its journey towards becoming an outstanding alternative provision school. We are keen to appoint a leader who:

  • understands the challenges many of our pupils face

  • has experience of leading an inclusive school

  • shares our determination to shape and deliver a continuum of inclusive provision for vulnerable children and young people.


We expect our headteacher to bring with them significant knowledge and expertise (this could be from a primary school, secondary school or pupil referral unit background) that they will share and embed at our academy. Based in Stowmarket, our headteacher will have the opportunity to develop strategic links with with a number of mainstream academies and schools, further developing the academy’s outreach service.


Our academies always welcome visits from potential candidates. Please contact Annabel Bates, Director of Academies, Olive Academies to arrange a visit or to have a confidential conversation about the role. T: 01449 613931 E:


Application deadline: Wednesday 5 February 2020 (12 Noon) Completed applications should be sent to Download a recruitment pack and application form at :


About us 

Olive Academies is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust; it is one of the first academy sponsors specialising in alternative provision in England. We have three academies in Thurrock, Havering and Suffolk and an outreach service. Our network of academies support children and young people who have experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream schools. We work with pupils who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs. Our aim is to transform the lives of children and young people for whom traditional teaching methods have not worked. We help our pupils develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives. Our approach is based on a globally recognised pedagogical approach, Expeditionary Learning, which accelerates learning and achievement for children and young people who may have experienced disadvantage, trauma and barriers to their learning. More information about our trust and the way we work please visit our website Olive Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all our staff to share this commitment. At Olive Academies we can offer you... 

  • A great place to work. A supportive, highly skilled team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority. 
  • Attractive pay and conditions – a competitive salary is offered for this role and a generous relocation package. 
  • Access to a range of employee benefits to support health and wellbeing including Cycle Scheme, PerkBox, MyGym, Employee Assistance Programme and more. 
  • High quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression. 
  • The freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum. 
  • A chance to join a pioneering network of academies which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do.

Salary: £79,748 - £87,960 + wellbeing benefits package + relocation package

£79,748 - £87,960

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Senior Researcher, Alternative Provision

Centre for Social Justice


Do you want to spend the next two years researching and campaigning to reduce preventable exclusions and improve alternative provision (AP)?


We’re looking for a senior researcher with a background in education research and/or working in schools or AP. We’re looking for someone who can problem-solve in a strategic, political way, drawing on a real-world understanding of the circumstances that lead to school exclusions. Leading on the AP improvement work, you will need to identify problems on the ground, collaborate on research to more accurately determine the local and national picture, and co-construct solutions to improve provision nationally.


You will work closely with several of our partner organisations, including The Difference, PRUsAP and Right to Succeed, in researching how to measure and improve quality in AP, and develop a strategy around unregistered provision.


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Examinations and Data Officer

Stephenson MK Trust


We are looking for an experienced, proactive individual to be responsible for the management, administration, organisation and smooth running of the examination process across Stephenson (MK) Trust. You will also be required to provide senior management with information on examinations, assessments and target setting, as well as supporting the Data Manager in the management and provision of all necessary data. CVs will not be accepted but an application pack can be found on our website: or alternatively email


Closing date for all applications: Midday on 11 December with interviews taking place w/c 16 December.


Salary: Range 4/5 £21035to £26,235 (FTE), actual salary £18,850 to £23,510 per annum (37 hours per week, 41 weeks) dependant on qualifications and experience

Range 4/5 £21035to £26,235 (FTE)

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School Counsellor

Mayesbrook Park School


Contract Type: Full Time – 1 Year Fixed Term Pro Rata

Salary: Scale 5 range 12-15 (£24462 - £25809 pro rata)

Required: Jan 2020


We are seeking to appoint a qualified counsellor with experience of working with young people 11-16 and  their families to enable us to provide onsite support and counselling to students and to broaden the support and services which we are able to offer to pupils, parents and staff.


The school counsellor’s primary duty will be the counselling of students aged 11-16; other duties include support for staff and work with parents. The counsellor will liaise closely with CAMHS and other agencies involved with the child and family.


Mayesbrook Park School provides alternative provision for secondary school students aged 11-16 in Barking and Dagenham. There are three campuses and you would be required to work across all three.  There are up to 100 students across the school, including permanently excluded students, KS3 pupils on short on track programmes and pupils with attendance and mental health concerns. Many of our students have special educational needs (SEND), mainly SEMH (social, emotional and mental health).


We offer:

  • Competitive salary;

  • Local authority pensions scheme

  • Friendly and supportive colleagues

  • Energetic vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued

  • Regular training opportunities


Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mandy Little  - telephone 020 8270 6734 or


Please see our website for further details about our school.


To apply for this role please apply using the following link:


All employees are required to abide by the Equalities and Diversity policies of the borough. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an enhanced Disclosure Check


Closing date for application: Friday 6th December 2019

Interview date: Thursday 12th December 2019

Scale 5 range 12-15 (£24462 - £25809 pro rata)

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Student Support Manager

The Pavillion


We are looking for a flexible and innovative person to join our team in the role of Student Support Manager. The role is to provide support for the emotional and social well being of the students and families, resulting in successful outcomes for all.


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Head of Maths

Orchardside School


The opportunity has arisen for an excellent and experienced Teacher of Maths to apply for the Head of Maths post at Orchardside School, which is the secondary aged pupil referral unit for Enfield.


We are looking for someone who will work alongside other leaders to continue to drive the school forward. Dependent on experience there may also be extended leadership opportunities alongside this post.


Orchardside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. If you are looking for a new challenge to lead Maths, if you are resilient, compassionate and a team player with the ability to motivate and inspire students we would welcome your application.


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Leader of Maths and Numeracy

Frances Barber Pupil referral Unit


(Potential scope for additional responsibilities for the right candidate)
Required October 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter


Are you passionate about ensuring young people have a second chance at education?  We are seeking a committed and dynamic Leader of Maths and Numeracy at Francis Barber PRU. You will be teaching small groups of KS3 and KS4 pupils in a supportive environment across both the PRU sites in Wandsworth. Francis Barber is a highly successful PRU and works with pupils who have found it challenging in mainstream schools or who have moved into the borough and are awaiting a school place.


We were inspected by OFSTED in December 2017 and received a GOOD report. There were many outstanding features.  There is a friendly and welcoming ethos and a variety of activities both during the day and after school. These along with good keyworking help young people make changes which enable them to be successful in their education.

The successful candidate will be able to teach high quality and engaging lessons, will lead a team committed to raising the achievement of all pupils and support Year 11’s to gain good results in Edexcel linear GCSE exams. Many pupils also gain accreditations through the AQA Unit Awards, Functional Skills Level 1 and level 2 & Entry level tests.

If you enjoy working with young people, have initiative and are a good team player we would welcome your application.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded by clicking the button to the right.

The person appointed will have Qualified Teacher Status and will have registered with the GTC. For further information or an informal chat email the Deputy Headteacher Rachel Eddolls on
Closing date: 11 October 2019 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing14 October 2019

MPS + TLR 2(3)

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Principal Designate

Glendinning House - Newton Abbot


We are a school for children aged from 7 to 19 (key stage 2 to key stage 5) with social interaction and communication needs including those on the Autism Spectrum.


Initially we will open with up to 48 places for children, growing to 120 students over the first 4/5 years; this will include 12 sixth form places. Our students will all have Education, Health and Care Plans with a primary needs of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).


Glendinning House will provide a personalised supportive environment with a curriculum set in the context of nature. Students will use outdoor learning to access the National Curriculum, developing communication, interaction, social and emotional skills. Working in partnership with our students, and their parents/carers, Glendinning House will support our students academically and in their journey to independence. These partnerships will play a vital role in ensuring our students enjoy, succeed and achieve.


You will be responsible for leading, managing and inspiring the school, ensuring all children/young people referred to the school and employees in the school achieve their full potential in an inclusive and safe environment in accordance with local and statutory policies and guidance.


At Wave we have a strong vision and four core principles, to lead, empower, achieve and drive, that as a Principal you will be expected to embody in your working practices.

L15 - L25

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BTEC Home Cooking Skills Technician/Teacher

River Dart Academy


  • Provide a safe, nurturing classroom and school environment that helps students to develop as learners

  • Consistently plan, resource and deliver lessons that allow stimulating and enjoyable learning to take place

  • Ensure that all students are given quality feedback in order to make rapid and sustained progress

  • Contribute to the embedding of sound literacy skills for all students

  • Help to maintain/establish excellent standards of behaviour for learning across the academy

  • Prepare snacks and lunch which could include hot food

F29 pro rata

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Family Support Worker

River Dart Academy


  • To act as a children’s educational advocate and to facilitate the educational partnership between home, school, APA and other agencies by support, liaison and negotiation.

  • Give paramount consideration to the welfare of the child ensuring a highly focussed approach, placing the needs of the child above all others and advocating for them when necessary.

  • Contribute to the APAs attendance strategy.

  • To carry a caseload for the APA they are assigned to.

  • To liaise and collaborate in joint work with all stakeholders in relation to aspects of young peoples’ general welfare and educational developments. Initiate CAF/Early Support, act as Lead Professional and attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings when appropriate.

  • To work with young people taking into account their views seeking to strengthen the coping and resiliencies of young people and adults through protective support. Support and understand young people’s social, psychological and educational development, supporting their belonging to family, school and community. Mobilise support for these young people. To maintain appropriate records in accordance with APA policy.

  • To challenge current processes and offer ways to improve through continuous development.

  • To participate in Wave MAT Performance Management systems.

  • To maintain confidentiality of information acquired in the course of undertaking duties for the APA.

  • To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the APA’s Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation (including Health and Safety, Data Protection).


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Director of Academies

Olive Academies


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


Are you a leader who can inspire our teaching teams in all our academies to successfully deliver an innovative curriculum which truly engages and meets the needs of our pupils?


Director of Academies £75,000 - £90,000 plus Benefits Package Relocation allowance offered for the right candidate


Location: East London and East of England


Olive Academies is one of the first multi-academy trusts to specialise exclusively in alternative provision. We support children and young people who have experienced significant difficulties learning in mainstream schools. We work with children who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs. You can find out more about us and our work at


Our academies and our outreach service for schools are growing and the Trust is now looking to appoint a Director of Academies. This is a significant appointment for Olive Academies. The successful candidate will report directly to the CEO of the Trust and will be a member of the central Strategic Leadership Group. The Director of Academies will have strategic responsibility for all aspects of the implementation of our curriculum and delivery of the teaching and learning strategy across our academies.


The post will be based in all three of our academies (across East London and East of England) and will require close collaboration with headteachers, senior leaders and members of the Academy Advisory Boards. The Director of Academies will play a leading role in supporting academy leadership development, strategic planning and self-evaluation, raising student attainment, achievement and behaviour, curriculum planning, safeguarding, recruitment, performance management and professional development.


Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of successful leadership in secondary phase settings.


Please download an Application Pack at to find out more about the role and how to apply. 


For further information, to arrange a visit to one of our academies or to have a confidential conversation about the role please contact Adam Stanley in the first instance. Adam Stanley, E: T: 01225 945048

£75,000 - £90,000

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Teaching Assistant

The Bridge Short Stay School


The Bridge Short Stay School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will play a key role in the pastoral and academic support of Secondary aged students who display challenging behaviour. This role will involve supporting individuals and groups both within and out of and covering lessons in the absence of regular teaching staff. The role will often involve supporting out of centre activities, including PE and the Duke of Edinburgh award and so will require someone who is able to motivate our students and lead by example.

Full Time, Term Time Only: Grade 6 £21,166 - £23,836 (Pro Rata)

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Science Teacher

Open Box Education Centre


We are now looking for a part-time skilled, dedicated and caring science teacher (or full-time with the addition of at least one other teaching subject), to teach small groups of 3-4 students as they study for an Entry Level Certificate or GCSE in Science. Flexible family-friendly hours possible.

M1-M4 (fringe) + SEN allowance

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