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Subject teacher – Inspired Directions School

Inspire! works with thousands of young people each year in Hackney and beyond, helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed in the world of work.
Our lively and fast-paced alternative provision school (Ofsted 2018 rating ‘Good’) provides education for 13-16 year olds from Hackney, many of whom have been excluded from mainstream school or other PRU provision, and who are school-refusers. Students are taught in small classes with individually tailored curricula, and the school also works with businesses and volunteers to deliver programmes that help young people learn about and develop their motivation and skills for the world of work.

About the role

We are seeking a motivated, organised and resourceful teacher to ensure the successful academic and personal progress of our learners. The successful candidate will provide an alternative, project-based education to help students develop socially and educationally in a compassionate, therapeutic environment.

Working closely with your colleagues, you will support the design of creative and engaging programmes of learning, as well as managing classroom behaviour and ensuring an inclusive environment for all of our learners.

About you: 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and with a teaching qualification in Maths, English or Science, you will have experience of working in an EBD setting, or with students who have special educational needs.
  • You are highly organised, with a track record of planning and delivering a curriculum successfully, and you enjoy a varied role.
  • Your excellent interpersonal skills enable you to build positive relationships with young people and colleagues alike, and you’re confident teaching young people with challenging behaviour.
  • Above all, you’re passionate about supporting young people to develop and take an innovative and flexible approach to your work.
    This is a great opportunity to join a growing, dynamic organisation and provide a creative, holistic education for young people who have been excluded from mainstream schooling.

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum. Further details of the post are contained in the job description.

Contract type: Full time during term time, permanent.

To apply: Please complete the application form and submit via email to with the job title in the subject heading.

The closing date for applications is at 5pm on 23rd January, with interviews taking place during week commencing 28th January.

Inspire! is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Our recruitment and selection processes are in accordance with best practice in safeguarding children and young people.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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Should you have any queries about the application process, please contact us on 020 7275 6060.

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