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Teacher (Art Specialism) - Full-time/Part-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-141T
  • Posted:05/06/2023
  • Pay:MPS + SEN
  • Start Date:01.09.2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Teacher (Specialism Art) - Full time

Salary:                           MPS + SEN allowance

Contract type:            Full time, permanent


We are looking for a teacher with a Art specialism whose subject knowledge, pedagogy and enthusiasm will engage even the most reluctant learner. We are looking for an Art specialist to deliver GCSE Art or Art & Design to KS4

We are looking for a hard-working teacher who can quickly build positive relationships with young people and adults and who wants to have a transformational impact on the lives of the most disadvantaged young people.

Who we are looking for:

  • A qualified teacher with experience in alternative provision or mainstream, or an ECT. determined to combine professional development with life-changing teaching.
  • The subject knowledge and classroom practice to teach across Key Stages 4.
  • A commitment to motivating learners while challenging and supporting them to achieve their potential.
  • Organised, resourceful and proactive.
  • Desire to continually improve own teaching and classroom practice.

This is a full-time, permanent position open to UQT/ECT/MPS + SEN allowance.



NWKAPS is an alternative provision for students who might otherwise face exclusion from mainstream school. Our small pupil numbers mean you can make a real difference to pupil’s learning and life chances once they finish school: over 96% of last year’s students successfully achieved their choice of post-16 destination.

By mainstream standards, our teachers have tiny class sizes and plenty of PPA time to prepare high quality lessons. We have a sensible marking policy, three data drops a year, a behaviour policy that’s supported by an active, visible SLT, and we put student and staff wellbeing first in everything we do.

We focus on students’ learning and the quality of our teaching, with CPD, career development and instructional coaching for every teacher, lesson observations that are about improvement not judgement, and a focus on evidence-based teaching in classrooms.

Our students study GCSES as well as a range of Level 2 qualifications and vocational courses in a large, bright, well equipped school building with several purpose built spaces including a beauty salon, workshop, sensory room, and best of all for busy teachers, a coffee shop with an industry standard coffee machine.


NWKAPS is part of Alternative Learning Trust.

Information about the school

Background to Alternative Learning Trust - Kent & Medway Hub

Alternative Learning Trust (ALT) is a multi-academy trust (MAT) for Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), Alternative Provisions (APs), and specialist settings. We are a collaborative trust and believe the most sustainable developments and improvements come from working together. We are driven to transform the educational experiences of all children and young people, offering them opportunities to reach sustainable outcomes for the rest of their lives. These values are accompanied by excellent pedagogy, vibrant curriculum models, and responsible governance.

The Alternative Learning Trust became a multi-academy trust (MAT company number 11788031) in June 2019. Our Sheppey School, opening in September, will become our fifth school. There are currently three schools within the Trust, The Limes College, North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) and Will Adams Academy and a further joining in May. 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 some 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.

Our Kent & Medway Hub

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, 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. Recent Ofsted – Good with Outstanding for personal development. 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.

Background to Will Adams Academy

Will Adams Academy is located in Gillingham and joined Alternative Learning Trust in April 2022. The school has recently reorganised their structure and is working closely with our Gravesend school in sharing facilities, expertise and curriculum development. Ofsted outcome – Good. Will Adams is our smallest Kent & Medway hub school with only 45 children but it is also home to our exceptional SEMH Assessment Centre and Apollo Training programmes which are commissioned by the Medway Local Authority.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Katie Murray
  • Address:North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4DJ
  • Telephone: 01474 332897
  • Email: office@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 Education.