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College Tutor - Term Time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-13-S
  • Posted:12/12/2022
  • Pay:FTE £21,801.00 Pro-rota to £18,833.88
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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City and Coastal College is a division of The Canterbury Academy Trust that provides alternative curriculum provision and intervention opportunities for young people who are struggling to cope with mainstream education. Due to expansion we are looking to recruit College Tutors within the provision. The provision caters for young people that attend The Canterbury Academy, but is also responsible for the area-wide alternative curriculum for an agreed number of students, who are referred by local schools and a placement agreed. In Years 7-9, this is usually for an agreed length of time, referred to as, respite, although in Years 10 and 11, it can be for a longer time period, as the students are able to work towards GCSE and equivalent qualifications.

City and Coastal College exists to provide opportunities for young people, that they otherwise would not get at their mainstream school and to enable them to progress, not only in education, but in life in general. A dedicated and passionate team of staff, work tirelessly with the young people, to ensure that their needs are met. At times, this is with the support of other professional agencies, with whom, the college boasts excellent working relationships.

It is intended that the post holder will work mainly in The City and Coastal College, although they could be deployed in any part of the Academy.

The successful applicant will be hard working, caring, creative and innovative with the ability to inspire young people to achieve in all aspects of the curriculum.
The role will be to lead lessons with small groups and on a 1:1 basis with secondary age pupils within an alternative curriculum provision setting. Excellent behaviour management skills are essential and previous experience in an alternative curriculum provision/ PRU or challenging school would be desirable. We are looking for candidates who have experience in hospitality and catering so that we can enhance our pupils curriculum.

This post is for 37 hours per week, Term time only plus five additional days.

Salary Range £21,801.00 FTE depending on experience (Actual salary pro-rota £18,833.88)

In addition to the above the post is also eligible for an Allowance of £1,800.00 FTE (Actual pro-rota allowance £1,555.02).

If you share our passion for ensuring high standards for all, if you believe that every learner matters" and have the ambition to help maximise opportunities for young people, we would very much like to hear from you.

Please note that this is a rolling advert meaning that potential applicants may be called for interview before the closing date.

The Canterbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references, an adequate pre-employment health check and verification of the right to work in the UK.


Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

The Canterbury Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. All posts will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. A satisfactory DBS disclosure must be presented to the Academy before any employment can commence. In line with KCSIE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found, concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children, will be discussed at the interview stage.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.