Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is delighted to have secured funding to set up two new, short term Managed Intervention Centres (MIC’s) aimed at reducing the risk of permanent exclusion and behavioural difficulties among pupils at participating OAT schools in Stoke-on-Trent and Norfolk. We are looking for excellent teachers to lead the teams based at the Stoke-on-Trent centre.
The programme will be accessed by 8-10 schools, delivered by MIC staff under the leadership of OAT for a pilot period of three academic terms from April 2024, and independently evaluated. The role will be offered on a fixed term basis initially for the duration of the funding period.
This project will make a real difference to the most vulnerable students and is aimed at improving the behaviour of those who have been identified as at risk of suspension and/or exclusion. Staff will take part in training that includes the ARC framework for trauma informed practice which teaches children strategies to manage and control their emotional responses and encourages children to express their feelings in safe and appropriate ways.
We are looking for lead teachers to line manage the teachers and learning support assistants at each location, supporting the project pilot lead to ensure that the project is delivered with fidelity to our well-established Westminster Education Centre (WEC) model. MIC's offer short term, five week placements for students at risk of being excluded from mainstream school. There are a maximum of 15 referred students at any one time with four members of staff. The intervention programme is delivered within a safe and supportive environment for students, with a strong focus on fostering positive and trusting relationships. Students are taught an academic curriculum but with a heavy PSHE focus, and given strategies to cope better in lessons so they can return and complete their education back at their mainstream school.
At OAT, we believe there’s nothing more important than educating the next generation, and our teams across the organisation are dedicated to ensuring that the education we offer is the best it can be. When you join us at OAT, regardless of your role, you can be certain that your work will have purpose and meaning.
While you look after our students, we will take care of you. Wellbeing is at the core of our people strategy so we offer a range ofpractical and holistic measures to support your health and wellbeing, from access to emotional support services and retail discounts to salary sacrifice schemes for cars and bicycles available to all OAT employees.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity further, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Wasim Butt, director of AP and special academies at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an informal discussion.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th February by 5pm with shortlisting taking place soon after and interviews expected to be held at Ormiston Horizon Academy on Monday 19th February.
OAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS and barred list check.
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