Alternative Education Manager
Melbury College- Cobham Court
MPS/UPS TLR 2.1 Full time and permanent
Melbury College wish to appoint a talented and ambitious Alternative Education Manager who can motivate,and challenge pupils in a specialist learning environment. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of specific learning difficulties and a variety of behaviour management strategies to support children with challenging behaviours.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Alternative Education Manager who can lead a small team, who has a strong commitment to raising standards of teaching and learning and who can promote a positive school culture.
Melbury College is a partnership that includes the SMART Centre, Melrose School, the Merton Medical Education Service and the Merton Alternative Education Service. Cobham Court is the base for the Alternative Education Service, which provides intensive support to pupils who attend a wide range of alternative provisions. It is also the provision for Melbury College internal exclusions, for pupils from The SMART Centre or Melrose school on a fixed term internal exclusion. Pupils have the opportunity to reflect on the consequences of their behaviours, working 1:1 or in small classes with a high level of additional support.
Personalised learning programmes are in place in order to support them to unlock their full potential.
This post offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed teacher to work within a dedicated and successful team. The post requires the teacher to lead the Cobham Court provision, as well as plan and deliver suitable education provision for the pupils. The teacher will have a lead role in co-ordinating the education provision for the pupils, teaching a broad and balanced curriculum as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships with the alternative providers and parents/ carers.
Candidates should have:
- an excellent teaching record in one or more core subject/s
- previous management experience within a small department
- experience of the use of restorative practices and effective behaviour management skills as well as good rapport with challenging pupils.
- ability to monitor and review through self-evaluation, report writing and a clear system of record keeping
- ability to teach flexibly, innovatively and responsively in a challenging environment
- evidence of ability to successfully manage and support pupils with SEMH
- the ability to plan and deliver outstanding teaching and learning for both individuals and small groups with high quality outcomes for all pupils
We offer the following:
- The opportunity to work in a unique, dynamic, successful and forward looking setting, supported by committed and conscientious colleagues.
- Small class sizes and ample development time
- well-resourced and innovative curriculum
- An excellent environment in which to further develop your skills with opportunities for professional development.
- A provision with a creative, open and supportive ethos.
Melbury College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all applicants will be required to submit details of two references who will be contacted in advance of interviews for
shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.
Please complete attached application form. CVs will not be considered. Visits to the schools are welcome. Please contact Peggy Freyne on 020 - 8241 2005
Closing Date: Monday 25 th February (at midnight)
Shortlisting: Tuesday 26 th February
Interviews: Thursday 28 th February
Melbury College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. As such all applicants will be required to submit details of two references who will be contacted in advance of interviews for shortlisted candidates.
The successful applicant will also be required to undertake enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.