Curriculum Learning Lead

  • Hurricane Way, Norwich NR6, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: Education - Include
  • Pay scale: Zone 3 Grade H
  • Department: Education
  • Pay zone: Zone 3 - Rest of England (excluding NE)
  • Contractual type: Full time - permanent

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

Catch22 Include schools helps vulnerable young people with challenging behaviours to realise their full potential. With extensive experience of delivering services to children and young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream schools and whose education has irretrievably broken down, we support learners to achieve academic and vocational targets and progress into education, training and employment. 

Our Catch22 Include School Norfolk is targeted at young people who fall into high risk groups in key stage 3 and 4, including those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools or Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and those with social, emotional and/or mental health needs (SEMH) or special educational needs (SEN).

Job Description

To provide effective leadership and management on a specific site for a registered school, delivering a safe and secure education provision for students with complex needs and behaviours.

To be the driver in behaviour management and student support for complex and vulnerable students.

To manage the educational environment, which supports and motivates students with complex needs, whilst they undertake a high quality and aspirational curriculum.

To drive performance and outcomes in engagement, curriculum, quality of teaching, safety, achievement and progression.

To work with the Head Teacher to ensure that the school’s overall effectiveness is judged by OFSTED as consistently good or outstanding.


Main Duties & Accountabilities

Teaching and learning:

·         Create an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression.

·         Implement the agreed curriculum and be accountable for its quality as defined by the Catch22 Education plan, school offer, the commissioner and the individual needs of the students.

·         Engage with parents regarding the progress of learners, ensuring that they are engaged and supportive in all aspects of our delivery.

·         Build effective and supporting relationships with students and families/carers; embed that trust and support within the education process.

·         Be the lead professional and drive the multi-agency support for every child; leading each Advocate to create and maintain a home environment conducive to learning.

·         Ensure that lessons are well planned and enable learners to achieve and progress.

·         Be the role model for inclusive learning and the recognition and celebration of diversity.

·         Through the assessment process, ensure that learners’ needs are identified, oversee the development of IEPs and implement strategies to monitor performance regularly and effectively.

·         Manage, implement and monitor the timetable, so that teachers and support staff are deployed effectively and efficiently, ensuring learner success.

·         Oversee relationships with awarding bodies and ensure a robust internal verification process, by reporting on assessment, moderation and best practices within the area.

·         Teach across a range of learning programmes ensuring at least good outcomes for pupils.

Leadership and management:

·         Act as role model; champion Catch22 and the Education directorate’s vision and values. 

·         Be the lead for the development of the local self-assessment report with subsequent improvement planning and contribute to the overall quality improvement process of the school.

·         Manage and analyse performance data and report to Head Teacher and Head of Region. Take appropriate actions to address areas of underperformance.

·         Be the lead for improving the quality of teaching and learning by following and implementing the school’s observation of teaching and learning procedures.

·         Manage and implement the contribution review process by setting targets for individual and team performance. Manage areas of staff underperformance effectively and timely.

·         Support the training and development of staff to ensure the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning.

·         Lead and manage the team in regards to safeguarding, ensuring all Catch22 safeguarding and child protection processes are followed, and that all staff are compliant with all statutory training.

·         Manage pupil behavior on-site and lead in the development of individual and whole school behavior plans.

·         Ensure that appropriate behaviour strategies and positive handling are in place and training is completed when required.

·         Work with the Head of Region to manage the referral process.  Take a leading role in marketing, publicity and networking events and maintain good relationships with stakeholders.

·         Effectively manage the site’s finances and resources in line with Catch22’s policies and procedures; be responsible for meeting targets for expenditure and income; be the dedicated budget holder for the site.

·         Be responsible for the safe running of the school site including adhering to all health and safety policies and regulations.

·         Recruit, coach, develop, motivate and manage direct reports in line with employment policies, procedures and best practice.

Other duties:

·         Take on thematic lead according to local need.

·         Any other duties that may reasonably be required to deliver this role.

Organisational Relationships       

·        Reports to the Deputy Head Teacher.

·        Line manages Teachers, Advocates, Teaching Assistants, Learning and Support Assistants and other staff as required.

·        Develops positive relationships with students, parents/carers, external agencies (e.g. social services) and other key stakeholders.

·        Develops positive relationships with key personnel in the Catch22 Group.

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A recognised higher qualification with significant experienced of teaching and planning with a willingness to work towards QTS.

Degree in related subject.

It is a requirement that the post holder has attended/will attend local safeguarding training that complies with national guidance.

Additional Information

Salary: £33,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.

This role is for 52 working weeks per annum.


Catch22 Independent school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

See the benefits of working for Catch22 here.

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

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