Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust will be launching an alternative provision for students across the Trust and beyond from September 2020.

There will be two areas, one for KS2 &3 and another for KS4. Both will be based in trauma informed practice and will provide high expectations for all its young people, ensuring success by any means possible.

The provision will educate children and young people from KS2-KS4 and is based on the St. Mary’s school site employing mainstream teachers from both St. Mary’s and SJP staff teams.

As part of this exciting new phase in our work we are seeking to employ a provision manager.


We are looking for:

  • A dynamic, committed and flexible person with a passion for working with young people and their families.
  • Someone who is ready to play a key part in leading and managing an ‘Alternative Provision’ that will provide exceptional education and provide pathways for a successful future.
  • Someone who is positive, creative, enthusiastic and innovative.
  • Someone who understands the importance of trauma informed practice.
  • Someone who is aspirational for the students and the scope of the provision itself.


We can offer:

  • A fully supportive and established team.
  • A commitment to further development and training.
  • Partnerships with outside agencies, therapies, businesses and specialist providers (Including Paul Dix, Archer’s Brook SEMH school, Cheshire Inclusive Teaching Alliance and other nationally leading organisations).
  • An organisation with respect, trust, innovation and courage driving at its core.
  • Opportunities to help build the provision into a wider offer.



  • NJC Scale 30 – 32 depending on experience

Application details

  • Application window closes – Thursday 23rd July
  • Interviews tbc

For more information contact Lucy lowe ([email protected])


Requirements for Manager of Provision:

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in working with young people and their families with an intuitive understanding of complex young people, their needs and how best to support them.

The role will include ensuring the smooth day to day management of the centre and also play an important role in leading the future development and expansion of the overall organisation.

We feel passionately that education can improve a young person’s life chances and would like to work with a manager that demonstrates the same ethos.

Role within the Provision will include the following:

  • To work alongside Leaders, Subject Leaders , HFCMAT staff and teachers to maximise the achievement and progress of pupils identified as at risk of repeated fixed term exclusions.
  • To help develop a positive, welcoming and inspiring learning environment for children and staff
  • To work collaboratively with the Provision team of curriculum teachers, support staff, SLT, SEND team and therapists.
  • To lead the day to day running of the provision ensuring that curriculum sessions,  interventions and therapy are planned and delivered.
  • To work closely with parents, teachers and other stakeholders to ensure the identified cohort of pupils achieve the best possible academic, vocational and personal outcomes.
  • To work with agencies to ensure a focussed and coordinated offer of support  is provided.
  • To work with feeder primary schools and coordinate outreach support along with the provision’s senior lead. (KS2 offer).
  • To help raise the achievement and aspiration of all students by supporting them and understanding their needs.
  • To generate a tailored offer to meet individual needs informed by children, staff and parental input.
  • To provide support and advice to the students in line with promoting their social skills and personal development.
  • To use coaching & mentoring  to support students in achieving successful outcomes.
  • To respond to and take steps to resolve relationship issues between alternative provision pupils and other members of the school community.
  • To follow up attendance matters for the children, and contact or meet with parents/carers about this, where necessary.
  • Contributing to the compilation and delivery of Additional Support Plans/Pastoral Support Plans/CPOMS
  • To be the first point of contact for parents/carers and provide support or guidance where appropriate.
  • To ensure contact is made daily with parents/carers and that this is updated on CPOMS and then shared with all stakeholders via the daily briefings to ensure continuity of care.
  • To work in accordance with the Trust’s aims, policies, vision and mission statement.
  • To ensure that the  provision meets the social, emotional and academic needs of pupils.
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to Child Protection and all aspects of safeguarding children.
  • To liaise with, track involvement of and refer to, where appropriate, external agencies.


The Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).