Location: Stevenage with occasional working across group sites
To lead the planning, delivery and assessment of all aspects of the Springboard programme at our Stevenage Centre. Springboard is off-site specialist college provision with centres in both Watford and Stevenage. It is a one year full-time personalised study programme for young people aged 16-24 who require additional support before progressing to a mainstream course or employment. Students have a diagnosis or traits of high functioning autism and associated social anxiety, emotional and mental health needs. Many have either previously disengaged with education or have not reached their potential in other settings. The course offers the opportunity to develop self-confidence and skills in social communication, independence and employability at both Levels 1 and 2.
Salary £25k - £34k
Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Participation in the Group’s performance related pay scheme.
Role and Responsibilities
Lead the programme maintaining high standards of behaviour and performance, and providing high quality experiences to raise students’ aspirations.
Ensure effective assessment of students to help to ensure that learning meets individual needs.
Deliver high quality and differentiated learning opportunities meeting the diverse range of academic ability and additional learning needs within the student cohort
Comply with all aspects of the SEND Reforms including the monitoring of Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) targets and contribution to the EHCP annual review process.
Maintain a safe learning environment by supporting students in understanding how to keep themselves, and others, safe and notifying management of any risks.
Promote the fundamental British values of democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Utilise a wide range of teaching and learning tools to create and plan interesting and engaging learning opportunities.
Deliver outstanding learning, using creative learning strategies that will inspire and engage students to reach their full potential.
Provide students with academic and pastoral support to help them achieve their goals.
Mark and assess students’ work, providing feedback that supports students to improve.
Take responsibility for the progress and achievement of all students on your course.
Champion our Maths and English strategy, teaching both subjects and embedding the development of these across the programme.
Liaise with student support functions, external agencies and parents to help ensure that students make good or better progress.
Use and analyse programme data to support effective course management.
Teacher or lecturer with demonstrable experience of delivering outstanding teaching and learning with a minimum of two years’ working in a mainstream or alternative provision with students who have additional needs including high functioning autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs
Ability to inspire and engage students to achieve their full potential and a passion for teaching and learning.
Organised with an ability to work towards challenging targets and manage time effectively.
Educated to degree level or hold a relevant occupational qualification in the subject area.
Relevant teaching qualification or willingness to work towards one.
A*-C in maths and English.
Who we are
North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is a further education college with over 3,000 full time students across a wide range of areas of learning.
Everything we do at NHC is about helping students achieve what they want to be in life. That means helping them to develop both the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their chosen occupational area, and the employability skills that we know employers require of young people when they enter the world of work.
NHC is part of the Hart Learning Group which also includes Hart L&D, a progressive learning and development business that helps business clients of all sizes to engage with emerging talent, and the Hart Schools Trust – a burgeoning multi-academy trust which sponsors a small number of schools in our local community.
We are currently working towards an ambitious five-year strategy. We want NHC to be Outstanding by 2018. To realise our strategy, we need the best people around. We’re building an amazing team, all of whom share our passion, pace and commitment to helping our students achieve what they want to be in life.
To apply please send a CV and one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24th November 2017.