City and Coastal College is a division of The Canterbury Academy Trust that provides alternative curriculum provision and intervention opportunities for young people who are struggling to cope with mainstream education. The provision caters for young people that attend The Canterbury Academy, but is also responsible for the area-wide alternative curriculum for an agreed number of students, who are referred by local schools and a placement agreed. In Years 7-9, this is usually for an agreed length of time, referred to as, respite, although in Years 10 and 11, it can be for a longer time period, as the students are able to work towards GCSE and equivalent qualifications.
City and Coastal College exists to provide opportunities for young people, that they otherwise would not get at their mainstream school and to enable them to progress, not only in education, but in life in general. A dedicated and passionate team of staff, work tirelessly with the young people, to ensure that their needs are met. At times, this is with the support of other professional agencies, with whom, the college boasts excellent working relationships.
It is intended that the post holder will work mainly in The City and Coastal College, although they could be deployed in any part of the Academy.
The successful applicant will be hard working, caring, creative and innovative with the ability to inspire young people to achieve in all aspects of the curriculum.
The role will be to lead lessons with small groups and on a 1:1 basis with secondary age pupils within an alternative curriculum provision setting. Excellent behaviour management skills are essential and previous experience in an alternative curriculum provision/ PRU or challenging school would be desirable.
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