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  • Start date details

    Sept 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN allowance - £2,539

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our school is looking for an experienced, passionate educator to fill the full-time role of a teacher within our short stay provision. This is a challenging but very rewarding role supporting a small cohort of children for a termly block of learning from schools across the Portsmouth area. You will be collaborating with the KS3 AP Phase leader, pupil support worker(s), turnaround team members and parents to ensure that our short stay students receive an excellent education.

Key responsibilities include teaching quality lessons that meets the needs of our students, implementing innovative teaching methods, carrying out assessment of students work as well as supporting other teachers and pupil support workers in their various roles. You will also be liaising with referring schools to ensure that they are up to date with the progress and success of their students.

To be successful as the teacher, you should be someone with a deep understanding of what it takes to teach students effectively. Top candidates will be excellent teachers, able to use their knowledge and skills to inspire our students to exceed their potential. The ability to make the role your own and build strong relationships is essential.

What the school offers its staff

We are a multi-site organisation which includes The Lighthouse provision, The Vista Campus, The Bay Campus and The Bridge Campus all based within the City of Portsmouth. We also have an Outreach Support Team, The Horizon, a Reintegration and Tuition service and Hospital tuition service at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

The Harbour School is an AP and SEMH school for students in Portsmouth. Our students range from year 5 up to year 11. We support students that have an EHCP for SEMH, those recovering from the trauma of permanent exclusion, those that unintentionally exclude themselves from education and children who cannot access school for medical reasons. At the Harbour School, we believe in a therapeutic and trauma-informed approach to understanding behaviours in and out of the classroom. We believe in educational equity for all learners.

As a trust, our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”. We put this into practice by ensuring: 

  • All decisions are made in the best interests of staff, students and families.
  • High support, high challenge and evidence informed in everything we do.
  • We work collaboratively and make team, not individual, decisions.
  • We acknowledge our mistakes and use them to learn and improve.
  • We are always open to learning and seeking new ideas.

Further details about the role

Are you interested in becoming part of a pioneering Alternative Provision and SEMH school?

Would you like to join The Harbour School team and make your contribution towards our journey to OUTSTANDING and beyond?

Do you want to work in an optimistic and motivating environment, supported by effective leadership at all levels?

Do you have the resilience to work in a dynamic, trauma-informed environment, with students that have social, emotional, academic and mental health needs?

If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants will be required to complete satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required for this post prior to commencement. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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About The Harbour School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

The Harbour School is a special school for learners with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health (SEMH) Needs and/or Medical Needs. The school operates from multiple sites situated across Portsmouth with provision extending beyond these physical locations.
As a trust, our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”.

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