BPS World | Oxfordshire, England, UK

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An opening has arisen for a teacher or tutor, offering a chance to be a key part of changing the lives of children aged 11 to 16 within Progress Schools, a leading Alternative Education provider, in our brand new school in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. As a tutor or teacher we would want to see a passion for instilling excitement in the students for learning and an individual who can provide our young people with a safe and encouraging environment for them to learn and flourish. We welcome applications from ECTs, unqualified tutors, experienced teachers and those from relevant sectors (e.g. social care and youth work) seeking to train as a teacher/tutor. Our school is looking to open for September, but may be subject to unforeseeable delays.

We provide opportunities for children who need a safe space outside of home and who need adults around them who provide both a nurturing, encouraging and supportive environment. Progress Schools are small but perfectly formed, having on average 30-55 pupils on roll.

If successfully appointed, as a teacher or tutor you would be responsible for teaching a range of subjects to all students throughout the school. these subjects would not require subject specialism due to the level at which it will be taught. However, it will require someone who is able to adapt their creativity across different curriculums.

You will be an integral part of continuing the altruistic work of the Progress Group and giving the pupils the chance to either get back into mainstream schools or progress into a sustained Post 16 pathway. Whilst also being fully supported with a range of CPD, career progression and in house training.

Benefits offered by Progress Schools:

  • Progress Schools Salary (£18,819.11 to £28,228.67 dependent on experience)
  • Pension
  • Death in service insurance
  • Paid qualifications as part of a structured CPD Programme
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave - After required length of service
  • Gym Membership, Eye Test, Free Lunch & Nexus Benefits Programme
  • Enhanced Employee Assistance Programme for Immediate Family
  • Group support including annual Group conference and annual review of benefits

Expectations within the role:

  • Identifying clear teaching objectives and specifying how they will be taught and assessed. Setting tasks which challenge students and ensure high levels of interest.
  • Contribute to developing schemes of work that engage pupils, many of whom have barriers to learning.
  • Develop individual learning plans which identify clear targets and success criteria for pupils taught.
  • Maintaining discipline in accordance with the school's procedures and encouraging good practice regarding punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework

Requirements before applying to the role:

  • Teachers - to have a degree in your chosen subject and QTS/QTLS (or be willing to work towards)
  • Tutors - to have a degree or equivalent and be willing to work towards a teaching qualification.
  • Those from other backgrounds - Degree or equivalent and experience in a relevant sector working with young people. Willingness to undertake a formal teaching qualification.
  • Proven track record of raising attainment, supporting behavioural challenges and ability to display pastoral care.

Our sole focus is to help young people secure positive progressions back in mainstream schools or into Further Education. Therefore, there would be further expectations to:

  • Contribute to a positive ethos for learning
  • Overtly promote the values and achievements of the school to the community
  • To be aware of and follow the company Equality, Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies
  • Have and create high expectations of staff and students

We would love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with young people who need support for their positive change and lead a team of peers with the same mindset.

Interview Date:

Week Commencing 11th July 2022


Week Commencing 18th July 2022

If you are interested in this role, in the first instance please send your CV. You will then be asked to complete an application form.

Please note that the start date and offer is subject to the school’s opening.