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Unqualified Personal Development Teacher - Full-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-126T
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:UQT + SEN
  • Start Date:TBC - subject to safer recruitment checks
  • App Close Date:06/12/2022 at 23:15
  • Interviews:14th December 2022


Full Time Unqualified Personal Development Teacher

Salary: £20,594 to £31,421

SEN Allowance £2384


Are you a youth worker, social work assistant or YOT worker? Have you worked on the front line in the police or social care system? Do you currently work with young people to mentor them?

Do you want to progress your career and train to be a teacher?

We would welcome you to apply for our Trainee Personal Development Teacher opportunity.

You would be a key player in teaching our students how to be well-rounded members of the community who know how to keep themselves safe and treat others with respect. You would have support from the Deputy Headteacher who leads on Personal Development. You would have access to a bank of resources and lesson plans to help you get started.

Your training wouldn’t just be for your teaching qualification, we would support your personal areas of development and help maintain your subject knowledge.

If you love mentoring young people, this is an opportunity to make a difference to even more students through an engaging curriculum. We are looking for someone who wants to challenge our young people to improve their lives and find satisfying future success.


We would encourage you to come and look around our school and have a chat with the team to find out more.


Our school is committed to Keeping Children Safe in Education. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory receipt of an enhanced DBS check and references.

Information about the school

Background to Alternative Learning Trust

The Alternative Learning Trust became a multi-academy trust (MAT company number 11788031) in June 2019. There are now three schools within the Trust, The Limes College, North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) and Will Adams Academy. The Department for Education would like Alternative Learning Trust to consider other alternative providers.

The Trust has been established to work with Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and alternative providers who support vulnerable students to access and engage with education. Many of our students have special educational needs and have been excluded from mainstream education.

As a Trust we have the following core set of values for our staff and the families we support:

  • the need for people to flourish in all areas of their lives;

  • we are stronger through a sense of community;

  • social justice is vital.

Background to North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS)

NWKAPS is located in Gravesend, Kent and has been on a considerable and fast-paced journey since the last Ofsted inspection, making exciting and positive strides forward. We have an amazing team who are focused on providing the best outcomes for our students, promoting positive behaviour for learning and creating a high quality teaching environment.

Ofsted say that, ‘For many pupils, their time at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) is transformational.’ We strongly believe in this moral purpose and seek to continue to grow the exceptional team working to achieve this. With the right facilities and a well renowned SEND department, now is the time to come and work with us.

Once employed you will be given excellent support and training as we want to upskill the right candidate to ensure we have an excellent support team for our young people.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Suzanne Knott
  • Address:North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4DJ
  • Telephone: 01474 332897
  • Email: sknott@nwkaps.kent.sch.uk


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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.