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Primary Teacher - Full-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-127T
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:MPS + SEN
  • Start Date:TBC - subject to safer recruitment checks
  • App Close Date:06/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:14th December 2022


Are you a Primary Teacher who has a passion for making a difference? Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to support some of the most vulnerable young people to find the bright future they deserve? Do you value working in a supportive team?

NWKAPS are looking for a Primary Teacher to support our KS3/KS4 learners who need a higher level of wrap around care. We are looking for a Personal Development teacher, to teach a range of subjects which focus on the soft skills our young people need to return successfully to their next educational steps.

We are an Alternative Provision school in the North of Kent. We have an outstanding reputation for supporting staff to take on new challenges. We offer an average of £900 CPD per staff member and prioritise staff wellbeing.

Our young people respond best to staff who recognise that behaviour is a sign of underlying need and when they are given the opportunity to be successful. To support them on their journey, we offer a range of subjects that promote personal development, so applicants to this post would never get bored!

We are looking for someone who:

- can broach challenging topics in an accessible way to address misconceptions or prejudices our students hold.

- works creatively to support personal development through a range of hands-on activities, supporting the young people’s emotional regulation

- is a team player, using information from other aspects of the school (safeguarding, SEMH team and pastoral) to support the work happening in the classroom

- can provide a safe and caring learning environment for the students who need it the most

- sees the potential and big picture for our students

You can expect from us:

- support from senior leaders to ensure a smooth transition and positive team environment

- access to a bank of lesson plans and resources, as well as training and support to aid delivery

- a focus on your professional development and work/life balance

- a community not just a school

If you are interested in this post, we would recommend you visiting the school and talking to our staff team.

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


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.