• Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    27 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPS (M1-M6)

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic teacher to join our team! We wish to appoint an exceptional and experienced science teacher to lead the subject’s delivery and curriculum design across the school.

Pilgrim Pathways School is an outstanding alternative provision for 4-18 year olds, which includes four centres split over two hospital sites:

- Darwin Learning Centre provides education to young people currently accessing the Darwin Centre for Young People - a Tier 4 adolescent psychiatric unit for young people from the ages of 13-17 years old with mental health difficulties.
- Phoenix Learning Centre provides education to young people currently accessing the Phoenix Centre – a complex eating disorders specialist unit for young people from 12-18 years old.
- Croft Centre provides education to young people currently accessing The Croft Children and families unit – a social, emotional and behavioural difficulties specialist unit for children aged 8-13 years old.
- Addenbrooke’s Hospital education team provide education to children and young people across the Addenbrooke’s site aged 4-18 years old who have physical health conditions.

Pilgrim Pathways School is currently going through some very exciting developments - including a recent name change (formally Pilgrim PRU), new branding and recruitment of a number of new positions. This is a very exciting time for our dynamic and unique school, and for you to join us on our continued journey of delivering excellence in hospital and SEND education.

We seek an individual who:

- Is ambitious about what young people can achieve and is committed to providing excellent science teaching
- Will act as the subject specialist and support non-specialist teachers, where necessary
- Respects the holistic nature of every young person’s education, and nurtures the talents of each individual
- Is committed to their own professional development and takes an interest in the 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 difficulties
- Has excellent communication skills and the ability to engage and inspire young people

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.

We offer:

- An opportunity to work in a unique educational setting
- A chance to work within a multi-disciplinary team
- A learning community with a strong commitment to CPD
- A dedicated and supportive staff team
- A committed and supportive management committee

For more information on the school and role, please visit our school website. Alternatively, candidates are welcome to email our Head Teacher, Leah Miller, to arrange an informal discussion.

Pilgrim Pathways School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all successful candidates will be expected to have a DBS and other relevant employment checks prior to starting. CVs not accepted.

Closing Date: 9am Friday 7th May 2021

Interviews: w/c 10th May 2021 (via Zoom)

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
No information available
Age range
5 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Pilgrim Pathways School

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

School location

Block 19, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 5EE

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