Specialist Teacher to lead the provision of our new Alternative Provision

John Clifford Primary School, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2AT

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (Until August 2025 with a view to extending further subject to funding)



Specialist Teacher to lead the provision of our new Alternative Provision job summary

Are you looking for a school where:
• Children appreciate the care and nurture that talented staff provide.
• The ethos, ‘Together we will be successful’ is shared by all.
• There is great challenge particularly to consistently raise attainment and narrow gaps.
• Community involvement is at the heart of the school’s mission.

John Clifford School is launching a new Alternative Provision Unit for a small cohort of children from our school and local partner schools.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed teacher with experience of working with young people with specific needs in either a specialist or mainstream setting. This will be a new provision that seeks to lead on high quality teaching across the core areas as well as providing a focus on nurture, social and emotional skills and therapeutic supports.
We can offer you:
• The chance to work with diverse groups of learners.
• A wide variety of induction, mentoring and support.
• Joint planning and PPA with an experienced team member.
• Bespoke and individual coaching to meet your needs.
• A vibrant staff and governor team who work hard but also have fun.
• A close supportive partnership with our local community.

We are looking for a teacher who can demonstrate:
• The ability to lead and work in a team who make a positive contribution to the lives of many children.
• The communication skills that will see clear articulation of the school’s values and vision for inclusive practice.
• The knowledge and ability to plan for a broad curriculum that will support bespoke packages offered to children.
• The leadership skills that will see our APU grow from strength to strength with robust policy and developing practice.
• The motivation and desire to learn and improve both independently and from others.
• The desire to read and be informed by research and best practice.
• A commitment to make a difference to diverse learners from across our schools.

The APU is scheduled to open in January 2023, however the successful applicant will be appointed to John Clifford School from 1st September in order to immerse themselves fully within the school, its ethos and vision and to work alongside staff and children in the development of this exciting project. The appointee will work as part of a team to develop policy and create a curriculum in readiness for the opening of the APU. They will attend local meetings and meet with professionals in support of admission and providing bespoke needs.

This position is ideal for a qualified teacher, looking for a unique opportunity to gain experience in supporting individual needs, working with professional agents and gaining a developing insight into management and leadership.

This opportunity is open to full and part time members of staff and will be paid on a pro rata basis.

All posts in our school, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

The White Hills Park Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts within Educational Settings.

The White Hills Park Trust is a Pathfinder for the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education and expects all leaders in the Trust to embody these values in their daily work. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and checks will be made with past employers.

Applying for the job

Application packs are available on our website: https://whptrust.org/

Completed applications should be sent to: recruitment@whptrust.org

Further information about our school can be found on our website https://www.johncliffordschool.com/ or alternatively by emailing janine.waring@johnclifford.school

All posts in our school, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

Please note this post is not suitable for ECTs.

Closing Date for applications: 9.00am on Monday 23rd May 2022.
Interviews: Thursday 26th May 2022.

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Supporting documents

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About John Clifford Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 390 pupils
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
0115 9258057

At John Clifford School, we strive to 'be our best' in all that we do, positively contributing to our lives and those of others. We are a strong and passionate staff team with many unique strengths and interests which we bring into our environment to enhance the experiences of our learners. We work closely with our families, recognising the partnership that we must share for the success of our children. We proudly celebrate the union of our school, our families and our community through our curriculum and school events. The dedication of the whole team and the commitment they have to each and every child enables us to live out our philosophy that 'together we will be successful'.

Arranging a visit to John Clifford Primary School

Visits to the school are essential and can be arranged with the School Office on 0115 9258057

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