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TLG Reading Classroom Teacher.

TLG Reading Classroom Teacher


Starting Salary: £22,748 - £25,857 (FTE)
Hours:37.5 (Term-time only)

Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 25th April

Location: Reading


Working as part of the TLG centre team in Reading, the Classroom Teacher post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.


TLG Reading is a centre for alternative education provision delivering tailored social and educational interventions for young people. Working in partnership with The Gate church, the Classroom Teacher will play an integral role in enabling young people to get their lives back on track, through delivering innovative programmes, and working with the Centre Manager to ensure that the education centre achieves success.


The role involves leading the planning and delivery of lessons, delivering high quality lessons, leading sessions as timetabled and providing one-to-one support as appropriate to bring excellence to the young people’s learning experience.  The individual will also act as a link between TLG’s students, their families and the church community.


We are looking to recruit an individual with a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff including volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. 

To find out more and download an application pack, please visit For further information email or phone 01274 900380.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 11th May 2017.



TLG Bolton Head Teacher/Centre Manager

TLG Bolton Head Teacher/Centre Manager


Starting Salary:£24,236 - £30,374 (FTE)

Hours: 37.5 per week (Term Time Only)

Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 15th May 2017

Location: Bolton

TLG is looking for a qualified teacher with a passion to turn around the lives of disaffected young people aged 12-16. Leading our TLG Bolton School(alternative provision registered as an independent school with DfE), the Head Teacher/Centre Manager will be responsible for delivering exceptional educational programmes with imaginative curricula for disaffected young people, with proven skills and strategies to re-engage those on the verge of exclusion.

Working in partnership with Farnworth Baptist Church in Bolton and a number of other key stakeholders, the successful applicant will need to develop and maintain excellent links in Boltonwith schools, parents, referrers, and other agencies.

The successful candidate will have excellent team and communication skills and a successful track record in leadership and management, as well as a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.

To find out more and download an application pack, please visit For further information email or phone 01274 900380.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 23rd May 2017.

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