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Impington Village College

Unqualified Teacher/Instructor in Alternative Provision (AP)

September Start
Permanent, Full Time IVC UQT Scale, Point 1-7

We are offering an exciting opportunity to progress your career, working within our AP Team.  This role will also give you the opportunity to support students who find being in a mainstream classroom challenging for many and varied reasons.  You will deliver an innovative curriculum to encourage students’ learning and progression through accredited courses, improving their social, emotional development and life chances.

The successful candidate will be working across the 11-16 age ranges. You will be joining a highly successful, skilled, dedicated and supportive team of staff in our Alternative Provision and Personalised Learning Departments and a College, which supports inclusion, independence and meaningful progression for all students. 

As a College we are committed to investing in our staff and their talent. Starting with a comprehensive induction programme, we provide structured CPD either delivered by our specialist staff or external professionals to give you the opportunity to learn more about specialism areas or strategies to work with specific students. 

Our College is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.  

Closing Date: 09:00 – 15th July 2020

An application pack is available from our website

Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.  Please return completed application forms to Rachel Speake, Trust HR Administrator –

job description 

Post Title:

Alternative Provision Tutor (UQT Teacher)

Post Purpose:

To deliver a programme of provision for targeted groups of vulnerable students aged 11 – 16 years

To support the Head of Alternative Provision to plan and evaluate personalised programmes of study in both in the AP unit and PLE

Effectively manage the behaviour of vulnerable students in order to prevent exclusion and disaffection from mainstream provision within the Alternative Provision

As an Unqualified Teacher you will carry out the professional duties set out in the most recent Teachers' Pay and Conditions document and fulfil the Teachers' Professional Standards within the context of the job description set out below.

Reporting to:

 Head of Alternative Provision

Working Time:

Full time as specified within the STPCD


Unqualified Teacher Scale Point 1-7

Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS

Place of Work:

Your principal place of work will be Impington Village College but you may be required to work at other schools and sites within Morris Education trust by mutual agreement

Main Responsibilities

  • To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work carried out by the student in the school and elsewhere in liaison with other teaching staff
  • To assess record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required by the Head of Alternative Provision
  • To contribute to written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students
  • To ensure a high quality learning experience for students
  • To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus
  • Provide a stimulating and well-structured learning environment
  • To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning
  • To plan and prepare courses and lessons. To attend meetings as appropriate maintaining regular contact between the academy and home as appropriate; establishing constructive links with families/carers, exchanging information; keeping them informed and facilitating support for their child.
  • Attending and contributing to AP/PLE meetings as appropriate
  • To provide quality feedback to students to facilitate progress.
  • Deliver KS3 and GCSE curriculums and equivalent to small groups/1:1 through work supplied by the responsible member of staff.
  • Develop the use of ICT within the curriculum by promoting its use as a learning tool within the classroom, through external access and developing materials for independent learning.
  • To contribute to the whole college’s and Trust planning activities.

Curriculum Provision/Development

  • To assist the Head of Alternative Provision to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching, including extra-curricular activities, which complements the College’s and Trust’s strategic objectives.
  • To take part in staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
  • To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.
  • To engage actively in the Appraisal process.
  • To work as a member of the team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the College and Trust as a whole.

Communications and Liaison

  • To communicate effectively with the parents/carers of students as appropriate.
  • Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the College and across the Trust.
  • To follow agreed policies for communications in the College and Trust.

Management of Resources

  • To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.
  • To identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient/effective use of physical resources.

Pastoral System

  • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students.
  • To register students and encourage their full attendance.
  • To contribute to the delivery of PHSE.
  • To apply the Behaviour Policy so that effective learning can take place.

Trust Ethos

  • To play a full part in the life of the Morris Education Trust and College community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • To promote actively the Trust’s corporate policies
  • To comply with the Trust’s Health and Safety policy and undertake


  • To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies
  • To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/prevent training, adult protection training as required by the Trust.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

  • The College will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee risk assessments as appropriate
  • This job description is current at the date below but will be reviewed on an annual basis and, following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the job requirements, which are commensurate with the job title and grade. 

Person specification 

To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:







Good honours degree


Continual professional development relevant to the post  


Successful experience with working with pupils with additional and/or challenging behaviour in a classroom environment.





Successful experience working with students who have additional needs and are able to provide evidence of successful outcomes in terms of results and student progress  


Experience of effective working with an alternative curriculum which meets the needs of individual learners


Can demonstrate excellent classroom practice


Can demonstrate curriculum development, planning, evaluation and implementation


Skills and Abilities  



Demonstrate good organisational skills and meet deadlines


Excellent motivational and team working skills


The ability to develop positive relationships with students to realise their potential


A genuine commitment to inclusive comprehensive education and the strategic aims MET


Student-centred educational principles rooted in a willingness to continuously improve learning and teaching across the Trust


High profile with students, parents, staff and other stakeholders


Personal Qualities 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a positive outlook, energy, enthusiasm, drive and the ability to motivate others across the Trust

Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children.  At interview candidates should be able to demonstrate:

Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours