Why South Craven?

As a Red Kite Teaching Alliance Hub School we have a pivotal role in developing the next generation of new teachers. Our school also works with other providers including the Northern Lights Teaching Alliance. We are passionate about this work and have a dedicated team of skilful mentors who work with our Teacher Development team which includes specialist Induction tutors who work closely with providers to ensure the very best support. We are passionate about providing young people with the very best teachers we can.

Our Early Career provision is excellent and if you join us as a new teacher you will get the very best support from an experienced mentor who will guide you through a carefully developed Induction Programme. This has been created by TeachFirst and is delivered through our provider Red Kite and incorporates the very latest education research and coaching excellence. Within the Teacher Development team we have an expert Lead for this Early Careers provision. This will allow you to grow and develop the craft of teaching in these all important formative years.

South Craven School is also an excellent school to develop your career in. When you arrive you will get a 'buddy' and line manager. We pride ourselves on the use of evidence-based research and this is central to both our CPD and our appraisal process, where we ask staff to engage in research to develop classroom practice and improve outcomes for students. 

As a large school, there are always lots of opportunities for career progression; over the last 5 years we have worked hard with our Middle Leaders to allow them to develop as a group. A number of these have now progressed to Senior Leadership roles. Moreover, developing the next group of leaders is important to us, and we give middle leaders the opportunity to grow through investment in Nationally recognised Professional Qualifications. If you aspire to be a Head of Faculty or Headteacher, we will provide you with all the support you need.