This job expired on 27 September 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full time Mon-Fri

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 + SEN2 / TLR2b Allowances

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a highly motivated and talentedKey Stage 4 Lead and Secondary Teacher to join our team at Mid Essex Co-operative Academy based in Heybridge, Essex

Applicants should have experience of teaching students who have emotional and behavioural difficulties.

This post is paid at either MPS /UPS and attracts an SEN2 allowance and TLR2a allowance.

You must have Q.T.S. (Qualified Teacher Status).

Mid-Essex Co-operative Academy is a mixed 4-16 Pupil Referral Unit with strong partnership links to our referring schools. We cater for up to 135 pupils across Key Stages 1-4 and are based on two sites. The successful applicants will be based on our secondary site and will be required to teach KS3 and KS4, including the relevant GCSE specification. You will also be expected to teach remotely and/or visit our local library provision for small group (2-4 pupils) teaching.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references and pre-employment checks.

What the school offers its staff

Mid Essex Co-operative Academy is an 4 – 16 school for 135 young people most of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.

We are very proud of the provision we offer. Students are taught in small groups and they study the core curriculum at both Key Stage 3 and 4. In addition to the core curriculum, we provide rich and varied extended curriculum opportunities ranging from music therapy, targeted literacy intervention, horse riding to vocational courses and work experience placements. Small classes benefit students and enable them to make good progress as staff can ensure that learning is tailored to individual student needs.

At Key Stage 3, in partnership with local schools, we focus on supporting young people to return to a mainstream school. At Key Stage 4, we focus on providing the opportunity for students to gain 5 GCSEs to ensure a successful transition to post 16 education or training. Many of the young people who attend Mid Essex Co-operative Academy arrive here at a point of crisis or conflict in their lives. It is our aim to ensure that we help them to regain a sense of confidence and self-esteem which allows them to compete on equal terms with their peers, despite the disruption to their education caused by leaving mainstream school. We have an ongoing target that none of our Year 11 leavers are NEET (Not in education, employment or training) and we regularly maintain this excellent target.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Mid Essex Co-Operative Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
56 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
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