This job expired on 19 May 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS-UPS1 (dependent on experience).

Additional allowances

+ TLR2.1 + SEN allowance 1

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic teacher to join our team! We wish to appoint an exceptional and experienced secondary specialist to lead the Addenbrookes Learning Centre. Pilgrim Pathways School is an outstanding alternative provision for 4-18 year olds, which includes four centres split over two hospital sites:

• Addenbrookes’ Hospital education team provide education to children and young people across the Addenbrookes’ site aged 4-18 years old who have physical health conditions.

• 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 4-13 years old.

• The Home Treatment Team which provides a service to young people who are aged 12 -18 and their parents/carers whilst they are in the acute phase of mental illness and present with severe impairment), significant risk or high complexity where a community CAMHS provision would not be sufficient to engage the family and/ or Young Person, contain risk or progress treatment.

Pilgrim Pathways School is currently going through some exciting developments – including the planning and shaping the development of the education provision in the New Children’s Hospital at Addenbrookes’ and developing our outreach service.

This is an exciting time for our dynamic and unique school, and for you to join us on our ongoing journey of delivering excellence in hospital and SEND education.

We seek an individual who

• Is ambitious about what young people can achieve whilst admitted to hospital

• Has the ability to motivate and drive school improvement as part of a team

• Is able to be the school’s spokesperson at Addenbrooke’s and share the school’s vision and values at every opportunity

• 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 current 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 experience and understanding of supporting young people with special education needs, and physical health needs

• Has excellent communication skills

• Has the ability to support, inspire and challenge others.

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

• 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.

• Enhanced DBS

• Cycle to work scheme

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. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss the role further, applicants can visit the school website www.pilgrim.cambs.sch.uk and are welcome to contact our Head Teacher, Nadine Gooding-Hébert via email: head@pilgrim.cambs.sch.uk ccing office@pilgrim.cambs.sch.uk 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.

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 Pilgrim Pathways School

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