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STEM Teacher - Full-time

Alternative Learning Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F110-8-T
  • Posted:05/06/2024
  • Pay:UQT/MPS + SEN
  • Start Date:Sept 24
  • App Close Date:19/06/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We have 4 teaching vacancies:- We are particularly looking for those who might be interested in teaching Social Skills, History, English, STEM subjects or personal development.

Are you a TA? 

Are you finishing your A Levals or Degree?

Want to teach?

Do you have a passion for supporting mental health?

Do you love developing young peoples social skills? 

Do you enjoy finding little wins in every day?

This might be the role for you?

We work with some of the most vulnerable young people in Kent & Medway, for us finding the right people is the first step....

We have Alternative Provision Schools in Gravesend & Gillingham that are continuing to expand. 

We have successfully supported over 70% od our teaching staff to gain their teaching qualifications while working. 

We pay for the training, provide mentoring as well as having a hub focus on wellbeing!

Come to our recruitment open morning at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, The Westcourt Centre, Richmond Drive, Gravesend DA12 4DJ on Thursday 13th June from 9.30am until 11am. Speak to senior leaders and see if this would be the right next step for you. 

If you want more information, please email Abi, one of our Heads of School:- awoodhouse@nwkaps.kent.sch.uk 

Information about the federation

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

Estuary Academy Island - Isle of Sheppey

Estuary Academy is opening in September 2024. This school will initially provide education for up to 115 students. Our school will offer a broad and balanced learning journey for students in Years 7 – 11 with a broad range of vocational qualifications available as well as traditional GCSEs in core subjects. Our aim is to provide pathways which lead to exciting onward opportunities in education or workplaces. We will strive to ensure that all of our students receive additional opportunities in school to become responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults. We pride ourselves in our collaborative work with our local communities, we aim to establish this quickly in Sheppey and are very excited about providing a long-await invaluable education provision for the Island community.

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:Sutton West Centre,
    Robin Hood Lane,
    SM1 2SD
  • Telephone: 01474332897
  • Email: kmurray@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.