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The Bridge and Reintegration Support Leader - Fixed Term

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-257-S
  • Posted:09/06/2023
  • Pay:AR04-AR05 (£17,736 - £19,311 pro rata) dep on exp
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:19/06/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:21st/22nd June 2023


We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate people, who are committed to working with children. Candidates must be dedicated, patient and caring, in order to help our pupils to achieve their full potential.

The Bridge and Reintegration Support Leader will take the lead in the planning and delivery of our alternative provision for pupils who are struggling to access school due to their mental health.  They will also support the reintegration of pupils from The Bridge provision back into mainstream education at Folkestone Academy and Turner Free School.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of children, through building their resilience and enabling them to achieve, both academically and personally, then this could be the ideal role for you.

We welcome applications from candidates who have experience in supporting children in a secondary school environment. We are looking for committed, team players with the energy and drive to make a real difference.  Experience in Safeguarding, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid and Resilience training would be an advantage. The ideal candidate would have experience of referring to, and working alongside outside agencies in order to support children and their families.

As a member of our faculty team, you will play a key role in establishing our expectations and ethos. We are dedicated to continuous professional development in all areas, and will ensure that you receive high quality and effective training in order to support you in your role.  

A good level of written and verbal communication is essential and will be assessed at interview.

In return we will offer you:

  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff
  • The opportunity to develop in a supported and structured environment
  • Opportunities for further promotion within the school and across the Trust
  • A Trust which takes pupil and faculty welfare seriously
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health providing access to healthcare services such as Medical Diagnostics, Medical Treatment and Surgery, Physiotherapy, 24/7 GP and Mental Health helplines.
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision.

37 hours

Term Time + 2 additional weeks (to include INSET days)

Fixed term contract for 1 year

For our ethos and values, please see our website www.turnerschools.com

We reserve the right to close the advert early is a suitable candidate is found.

Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Folkestone and Dover on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

Dover Christ Church Academy Folkestone Primary Folkestone Academy Morehall Primary Martello Primary Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this, Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com



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.