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Head of English - Full-time

North West Kent Alternative Provision Service, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-1106-100T
  • Posted:17/11/2021
  • Pay:MPS + TLR2 + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Head of English

Salary:                        MPS + TLR2 + SEN allowance

Contract type:         Full time, permanent


We are looking for a head of department to lead and manage English Language and Literature. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader or a teacher who is ready to take the next step, with outstanding subject knowledge, well-developed pedagogy and an enthusiasm to improve teaching and learning across the school.

We are looking for a hard-working, successful, traditional 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.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • An ambitious, qualified teacher with experience in AP or mainstream;
  • Has the subject knowledge and leadership expertise needed to lead teaching across Key Stages 3 and 4, with potential to support a developing KS5 provision;
  • Committed to motivating learners and adults while challenging and supporting them to achieve their potential;
  • Organised, resourceful and proactive;
  • Has a desire to continually develop their own teaching and leadership skills.

This is a full-time, permanent position up to MPS + TLR2 + SEN allowance.


NWKAPS is part of Alternative Learning Trust.

Information about the school

NWKAPS has been on a considerable and fast-paced journey Ofsted inspection, making exciting and positive strides forward which were recognised it our December 2019. 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’ll be given excellent support and training as we want to upskills 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).