2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • 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, part time

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Pay scale

MPS-UPS1 (dependent on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We seek an individual who:

  • Is ambitious about what young people can achieve and is committed to providing excellent support and teaching
  • Respects the holistic nature of every young person’s education, and nurtures the talents of each individual
  • Has the ability to motivate and drive school improvement as part of a team
  • Is able to be the school’s spokesperson in the Community Eating Disorders Team and share the school’s vision and values at every opportunity
  • Is committed to their own professional development and takes an interest in developments in education
  • Is imaginative, innovative and keen to create inspiring learning opportunities
  • Has a passion for teaching and a track record of outstanding practice
  • Has an understanding of young people with mental health and/or physical difficulties particularly eating disorders
  • Has excellent communication skills and the ability to engage and inspire young people

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of building effective relationships with young people and an awareness of how trauma and SEMH difficulties can impact on young people attendance in school and engagement in education. You will have a proven ability to communicate at all levels and be able to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will be joining our team of passionate, skilled and friendly practitioners who are committed to providing high quality learning opportunities to young people during their time at the Pilgrim Pathways School.

You will need to have an unconditional and positive regard for the well-being of the young people, have a friendly and patient approach and promote the inclusion of all pupils ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

What the school offers its staff

We offer

  • An opportunity to work in a unique educational setting
  • A chance to work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team of therapy staff, medical staff and teachers
  • A learning community with a strong commitment to CPD
  • The potential for future progression both within this role and the wider school
  • A small and friendly team of leaders, teachers and staff that are welcoming, skilled and dedicated to our pupils
  • Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources
  • A committed and supportive management committee
  • A good work-life balance: generous non-contact time is allocated.
  • The opportunity to work with often high-achieving students in small groups, seeing the positive difference education makes in their lives.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ample on- site car parking in a village location, close to local amenities including a large Tesco’s and village amenities. (ID site)

  • The support of a wide network of experts and access to informal and formal professional development

  • Enhanced DBS

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.

Applying for the job

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About Pilgrim Pathways School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 18
School size
1 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 18
Phone number

Pilgrim Pathways School is an OFSTED outstanding alternative provision, which encompasses 4 hospital schools. The Darwin Centre is an adolescent psychiatric unit for young people from the ages of 12 -18 years old with mental health difficulties. The Phoenix Centre is for young people from 12- 18 years old with eating disorders. The Croft Children and Families Centre is for children and their families with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and the education team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Education and Outreach Service work with children with physical health conditions.

Arranging a visit to Pilgrim Pathways School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@pilgrim.cambs.sch.uk.

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