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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future

Vacancies

The Rowans AP Academy– Rated Outstanding by Ofsted (February 2015)

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 small classes supported by a teaching assistant. Some pupils may have additional learning needs and some are undergoing statutory assessment.

TEACHER of Maths and/or English

Main/Upper Pay Scale plus SEN2 Allowance (£4158)

The Trustees and Headteacher of The Rowans are seeking to appoint a passionate and dedicated teacher with the skills required to teach Maths and/or English to both Key stage 3 & 4. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled teacher to join two outstanding departments and be a part of the on-going development and strengthening of the curriculum.  Maths and English are a vital part of the curriculum for all pupils at The Rowans and this is a great time to join and work with innovative, inspirational and outstanding teachers.

The Rowans converted to academy status as part of The Inspiring Change MAT, a multi-academy trust created specifically to address the shortfall in specialist alternative provision. The Rowans is an alternative provision providing an exciting and highly personalised, holistic education for 11-16 year olds who have either been permanently excluded from mainstream schools or who have an EHCP for SEMH. All pupils may or may not have additional learning needs and have been identified as having social, emotional and health difficulties.

The Rowans provides another chance for young people to access education, make progress and change the direction of their lives. The talented staff team work tirelessly to ensure the education pupils receive whilst at The Rowans is tailored to meet their individual needs and designed to give them the skills to improve their life chances. All pupils have every opportunity to gain qualifications for their future as well as developing vital life skills.

The Rowans Leadership team has a strong shared vision for inspiring change for a brighter future and giving all pupils the opportunities to succeed. The Rowans staff team are committed and dedicated to creating these opportunities and to helping all young people reach their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an inspiring team at a time of expansion.

Applicants should:

  • Be experienced, energetic, dynamic and enthusiastic.
  • Be outstanding classroom practitioners with a commitment to improve and develop
  • Be able to use their own initiative and work well as part of a team.
  • Enjoy challenging, supporting and motivating young people.
  • Have a commitment to raising standards for all young people.
  • Be highly motivated and have passion, integrity to drive the school forward.

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.

Visits to The Rowans are welcomed and encouraged – please contact Caron Johnson (Headteacher) on 01634 338803 (email caron.johnson@therowansap.co.uk)

Application packs can be downloaded at the bottom of the page and completed application forms should be returned to office@therowansap.co.uk.

Closing Date: Monday 15th January 2018

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

EAL Pupil and Family Support Translator (Slovak/Romanian)

An increasing number of our families require assistance with translation services and support to enable them to access education.

We are looking for volunteers to support these families - see details below.  If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Becky Jones, Interventions Welfare Worker, on 01634 338803.

 

Teaching Vacancies – via Schools Direct unsalaried route

Required for September 2018 start

The Rowans is seeking to appoint Schools Direct Trainee teachers to the following subject areas: Maths, English and Science.  These positions are all unsalaried positions and available through the The Medway Teaching School Alliance (MTSA).  

Please see the Get into Teaching website for further details.  You will also find details of non-salaried bursaries and tuition fees.  

Applications must be made via www.ucas.com to Medway Teaching School Alliance. Two open evenings will be held on Wednesday 9th November 2016 (6pm) and Tuesday 17th January 2017 (6pm) at The School Hall, Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3EL. 

School Direct is a school-based teacher training route led by schools working in partnership with universities. Together training is provided which blends the theoretical study of learning, teaching and child development.

The School Direct path into teaching allows you to be paid to train within schools, this provides trainee teachers with more practical, hands-on preparation overseen by experienced teachers. 

You need a 2:2 degree or higher, and you have to satisfy the basic entry requirements of teacher training (GCSE passes at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications, in English and Mathematics).  If you apply for initial teacher training (ITT) courses, you must pass the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting your course. 

The Rowans, rated Outstanding by Ofsted (February 2015) is an alternative provision which provides an exciting and highly personalised holistic education for 11-16 year olds who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools. The provision has on average 60 pupils on roll, with small classes supported by a teaching assistant. All pupils may or may not have additional learning needs and have been identified as having behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

Applicants should:

Want to embark upon a career in teaching

  • Have a commitment to raising standards for all young people.
  • 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.

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.