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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    19 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, term time + one week (39 weeks per annum).

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£27,344 to £30,151 pro rata: actual salary £23,388 to £25,789 (a national pay award is currently being negotiated with workers’ unions and is pending agreement, after which this salary will increase)

Pay scale

Grade G, SCP 18-23 (negotiable for a highly experienced candidate)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint the right person to lead and develop our alternative provision. This is a small provision which aims to ensure that young people with social and behavioural difficulties are supported to access their education and become positive citizens.

If you believe in giving all young people positive opportunities; understand the barriers young people can face but do not see them as excuses; are able to build and maintain positive relationships; and strongly believe in the power of education to transform lives, this could be the perfect role for you.

You will:

  • have experience of working with young people and/or families, preferably within a school, specialist provision or education environment;
  • be approachable, resilient, calm and level headed;
  • be enthusiastic about giving young people the best possible start in life;
  • be professional, self-motivating and able to demonstrate flexibility in your style of approach;
  • have a caring and patient nature, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • be a team player, and be able to contribute to the shared responsibility ethos of our school;
  • be a positive role model for the students in your care.

What the school offers its staff

The Spires College is a close community, with a shared desire to be the best we can be. As a school, we are committed to staff’s professional development and invest heavily in ensuring everyone has the support required to be able to carry out their role to a high standard.

We offer:

  • a high level of support for all new staff;
  • the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and agencies beyond the College;
  • an exciting and stimulating place to work in a friendly environment.
  • a modern, purpose-built building and excellent facilities.

Further details about the role

For more information, including how to apply, please see the attached brochure.

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding and to the promotion of the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list information.

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About The Spires College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1152 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01803 400660

The Spires College is a co-educational, 11-18 bilateral school with a selective stream.

We are a friendly, caring school which puts the needs of our children at the heart of all we do.

As a School we are committed the professional development of our staff and invest heavily in ensuring our teachers grow and flourish as practitioners.

The College is committed to safeguarding all of its students. All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and regularly undertake a full enhanced DBS check.

Arranging a visit to The Spires College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@thespirescollege.com.

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