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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 1:44pm

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC23-28 £28,955 to £33,081 (actual salary)

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Educated to A Level standard or equivalent
  • Other appropriate training or qualification relevant to the post (Behaviour management, Mentoring, Counselling, Child Protection)
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Developed strategies to promote learning through inclusion provision.
  • Recent experience of assessment and tracking of pupil progress.
  • Experience of organising and delivering staff development training.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team.
  • Proven experience of delivering programmes to children with diverse learning needs.
  • Demonstrable success in working collaboratively with parents, colleagues and the local community.
  • Experience in liaison with a range of outside agencies and extended services.
  • The ability to promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  • The ability to manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • The ability to demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • An ability to make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • A creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation; being prepared to adapt their practice where benefits and improvements are identified
  • Positive values and attitudes and adopt high standards of behaviour in a professional role
  • A commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion


  • Further specialist qualifications in key areas linked to the children with Additional Needs
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Teaching experience and/or advisory experience in more than one organisation
  • Experience of planning and teaching Secondary Curriculum
  • Knowledge of recent initiatives and issues in education
  • Using ICT as a curriculum tool to improve standards
  • Having an extensive knowledge and well-informed understanding of a range of learning, teaching and behaviour management strategies

What the school offers its staff

Spencer Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust with schools across the East Midlands, and with a strategic focus on Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A high performing regional MAT with a national reputation for excellence, Spencer Academies Trust schools include primary, secondary and sixth form provision. Our academies work across highly diverse city and rural communities, including a strong presence in Derby and Nottingham. Standards and expectations in trust schools are high – and the trust focus on rapid improvement on the journey to outstanding education delivery.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

Further details about the role

This role is for an Alternative Provision Leader who will be central to our post Ofsted improvement plan. The role will provide leadership and planning for our re-designed on-site AP unit ICE (Inclusion Collaboration Education Unit). It will be a requirement to complete the SENCO qualification training for the successful candidate.

This leadership role will provide leadership and direction within the on-site alternative provision and ensure staff are managed and organised to complement the aims of the academy. You will have responsibility securing high standards in learning and teaching in the on-site alternative provision as well as playing a major role in developing academy policy and practice. You are pivotal in supporting, guiding, motivating, improving the quality of educational provision and raising standards of achievement within the academy. You will help to set a climate for learning and create an ethos in which every child matters and is helped to be successful. You will promote innovation, and ensure teaching methods optimise student performance. There is a close link between the quality of teaching and student achievement and between the quality of leadership and the quality of teaching. Your leadership lies at the heart of academy improvement and will have a significant role in contributing to raising achievement.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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About Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1573 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is a special place to learn and work. Our students are impressive young people, whose behaviour and achievements are something to be proud of. Our aim is for all members of the community to “Be inspired and achieve together” and to provide opportunities for this on a daily basis.

We teach our students the value of respect, how to act responsibly and support them to become mature, independent young people. We very much believe in the potential of every student, enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

We are a member of the Spencer Academies Trust and benefit from the support of an established trust. To find out more about The Spencer Academies Trust, please visit www.satrust.com

Arranging a visit to Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ashley.brown@arnoldhillacademy.co.uk.

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