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Deputy Positive Impact Centre Programme Manager

Start date - ASAP

SR3 (18—22)  £21,943 —£23, 751 (Actual)

37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (fixed term post for 1 year)

Closing date: Friday 19th March, midday

The Duston School is looking to appoint a Deputy Positive Impact Centre Programme Manager to work under the guidance of the PIC Manager in supporting students assigned to the Positive Impact Centre, a dedicated on site provision for students with additional wellbeing, social and emotional needs.

The successful candidate will:

· Plan and deliver, alongside the PIC Manager, personal development, PSHE and core subjects (English, Maths and Science) within the KS3 Alternative Provision. The successful candidate will liaise with other colleagues to create personalised timetables for students with bespoke interventions in order to reduce repeated negative behaviour patterns. Contributing and writing weekly reports, 6 week reviews and a final evaluation of the programme. Focussing on, academic, pastoral and personal progress. Liaising with parents/carers and communicating with colleagues.

· Preparing reintegration programme’s for individual students so they can return into the main school, enabling individuals to access the curriculum, succeed, achieve and learn.

· Implement agreed short term focussed interventions with individuals/groups within PIC, this could include those requiring support with mental health, wellbeing and behavioural issues. Ensuring all interventions start with a baseline assessment, reviewed and evaluated at the end of the intervention. You will be responsible for tracking the progress of the intervention through in house systems and feedback key information to Year team, parents and line manager. Our current Interventions include Anger Management, Confidence Building, Self-Esteem, SAIL (self-assurance in life & learning), SEW (social & emotional wellbeing) Motivation, Positive Thinking, Mindfulness, Attachment awareness, Social Skills, protective behaviours and Improving behaviour/handling peer pressure.

· Working in collaboration with parents/carers, directors & assistant directors of year, create tailored programmes for students on a phased return after a period of absence/ exclusion. Establishing a pathway of support and implement to ensure students successfully reintegrate into the main school.


The school offers competitive working conditions and packages, including:

  • Westfield Healthcare Plan
  • Free on-site parking
  • A strong school culture
  • A centralised approach to student care and detentions
  • A sensible approach to emails, with no work emails sent at weekends
  • A strong stance on staff CPD, with a real focus on staff subject knowledge
  • Membership of the LGPS pension scheme


Please complete an application form (we do not accept a CV alone) along with a letter of application to the Principal. Please email the application form and letter to:

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been  unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The Duston School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow  safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks. In addition references will be requested for short listed applicants prior to interview and will form part of the interview process.

Please apply here if you are interested in this role