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Alternative Curriculum Lead

Polam Hall School
Darlington, Durham
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
2nd September 2024
20th June 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Suitable for
ECT (NQT) Graduates
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Suitable for: ECT (NQT) Graduates
  • Job ID: 1426161

Polam Hall School - Darlington

Alternative Curriculum Lead

Post is term time only

Posted: 24 May 2024

Closing date: 20 June 2024

Interviews held: w/c 24 June 2024

Start date: September 2024 (subject to satisfactory checks)

Salary: £24,722 (Grade G Point 20)

Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced candidate to the following post:

Alternative Curriculum Lead

The successful candidate will be based in the Senior school and must have experience of working with and developing the learning of young people and in a school setting.

The post requires the Alternative Curriculum Lead to work under the direction of the Senior Leadership Team :-

• To create a purposeful and effective internal alternative curricular setting in Portunus, which enables students to achieve.

• To coordinate, timetable and record internal and external student alternative curriculum provision on Arbor.

• To liaise with Heads of Phase, Heads of Faculty and teachers to ensure the appropriate internal curriculum is designed, planned and delivered to students accessing this provision.

• Work with students who are either engaged with a full-time alternative curriculum provision or who have some alternative provision as part of a mainstream timetable.

• To deliver 1 to 1 and small group academic sessions and enrichment activities in line with the Alternative Curriculum policy.

• To liaise with parents and carers.

• To keep accurate records of pupils, curriculum and impact.

Qualifications at GCSE (or equivalent) are essential including in English and Maths as well as a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent.

This is a permanent post.

Our School:

Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 years all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust and delighted to have been rated Good by Ofsted in October 2021 and strives to be Outstanding upon their return. We have 790 pupils on roll with 1.5 form entry in our Primary Phase whilst over the last two years our secondary phase has increased from three to four forms of entry. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history, which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by the Administration Team, by email to information

Please note you should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that you provide enough detail to give a full picture of your skills and experience and what you can contribute to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust