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Instructor Outdoor Education

Job Description:

We are recruiting on behalf of a Multi Academy trust in the North East . The trust caters for a range of pupils with behavioural needs.

We require a suitably qualified, motivated and enthusiastic Outdoor Education tutor who has experience with pupils from KS2 – KS4 . You will be joining a fantastic team in a Trust that has been OFsted graded “Good”

The ideal candidate will have the drive and skills to develop Outdoor Education across the MAT . You will posses the ability to build rapport with a range of young people and will deliver Outdoor Education with passion and have a real drive to improve educational outcomes

The post is term time only – 5 Days per week

You will be based in the West of Newcastle but flexibility across the MAT will be expected.

Main Duties: The following is typical of the duties the postholder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar nature and level may be required from time to time.

1. Curriculum Support:

– To support teaching staff to deliver a range of courses at Key Stage 3&4.

– To support teachers in evaluating students’ progress through a range of
monitoring and assessment activities.

– To help students progress in the curriculum areas within an agreed system of supervision, to plan challenging teaching/learning objectives and deliver learning activities to students making adjustments according to student responses/needs as appropriate.

– To communicate effectively and sensitively with students to support their learning.

– To follow Health and Safety statutory and local notices.

– To help students make progress in a range of settings, including working with individuals, small groups and whole classes where the assigned teacher is not present.

– Displaying student work.

– To contribute to identifying and to undertake appropriate out of classroom learning activities which consolidate and extend work carried out in class.

– Moderation of coursework.

2. Coordinating the Outdoor Education and Learning Outside of the Classroom programme:

– Develop within the Academy a structured outdoor activities programme with appropriate challenge and progression, to include all members of the Academy.

– Develop more local opportunities for adventure activities.

– Plan and prepare activities to suit the needs, abilities and experience of each group

– Advise on and demonstrate activities.

– Instructing on your specialist area.

– Explain safety procedures to students and staff.

– Organise transport arrangements for all trips and activities. Where required drive motor vehicles for the school in relation to outdoor education activities.

– Making appropriate arrangements for dealing with emergencies

Finance:
– Manage the Outdoor Education budget for both programme activities and equipment

– Arranging administration of any student charges and collection

– Purchasing, storage, security and maintenance of equipment and other items.

– Driving a mini bus, transporting students.

– Replacing and refurbishing when needed.

Development:
– Developing resources for programme activities where
necessary in consultation with teaching staff

– Providing leadership and vision in developing the programme

– Advising staff on activities

Health and Safety:
– Responsibility for Health and Safety of activities and equipment in compliance with relevant legislation.

– Responsibility as the Academy Education Visits Coordinator using the EVOLVE system

– Assist others with risk management for adventure activities/ ‘outside the class room’ trips

– Put in place risk management and operational plans for adventure activities

– Checking weather conditions before starting activities, assessing hazards and managing risks of all activities/visits.

– To promote and implement the School’s Equality Policy in all aspects of
employment and service delivery.

– To assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and secure environment and to act in accordance with the Trusts’ policies and procedures.

– The postholder will have responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons she/he is responsible for, or comes into contact with.

– Arrange insurance for all school visits where appropriate.

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