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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future


The Rowans is an Alternative Provision Academy, under the Inspiring Change Multi-Academy Trust, which provides an exciting and highly personalised holistic education for 11-16 year olds with challenging social, emotional or mental health needs.

The provision has with small classes supported by a teaching assistant.  Some pupils may have additional learning needs and some are undergoing statutory assessment.  There is a comprehensive and robust interventions programme which runs alongside the whole school curriculum.  Academic and therapeutic interventions are an integral part of The Rowans offer and enable academic gaps to be identified and closed.

INTERVENTIONS TEACHING ASSISTANT to start as soon as possible

35 hours per week, term-time only plus staff training days

Salary: Medway C1 (£19,698-£25,481) pro rata + special needs allowance of £1,324 per annum.

We are looking to appoint an interventions teaching assistant with an understanding of the needs of pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and who can inspire and encourage pupils to get the best learning experience at The Rowans.  We are particularly looking for a candidate with an interest in and relevant skills to lead literacy and numeracy intervention sessions.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an inspiring team at The Rowans.

Applicants should:

  • Have a commitment to raising standards for all young people in one or more subject areas.
  • Have at least a Level 2 qualification in both Maths and English.
  • Be able to use their own initiative and work well as part of a team.
  • Enjoy challenging, supporting and motivating young people.
  • Be highly motivated and have passion, integrity and enthusiasm to drive the school forward.
  • Have a full driving license.

In return we can offer:

  • A dynamic school with high expectations.
  • An enthusiastic staff team and fantastic children.
  • Opportunities to develop and take on new challenges.
  • A supportive and visionary leadership group.

The Rowans is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff will be required to have an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Application forms for this post can be downloaded from our website below and should be returned to

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December 2021.

Interviews will be held w/c 6th December 2021.