Priory Coleg Wales, Coleg Gwent, Blaendare Road, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 5YE
Priory Group Division
Education & Children's Services
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Full Time
£30,740.00 per annum
37.5 per week
Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

What happens when you combine an innovative curriculum with first-class teaching skills and an absolute focus on meeting the individual needs of young adults with Asperger’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, SEMH and a range of additional complex learning and communication needs?

You get Priory College South Wales, part of Priory Education and Children’s Services – the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and care.

Priory College South Wales has an exciting opportunity for an Education and Curriculum Lead to be based in Pontypool, South Wales.

Priory College South Wales is an independent, specialist co-educational college for young adults aged 16-25 with Asperger’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, SEMH and a range of additional complex learning and communication needs. The college was set up in partnership with Coleg Gwent, the largest further education college in Wales, to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our young people.

Job Advert Role Description

The college is a high performing, thriving, independent specialist provision recognised by Etsyn as even having some excellent, sector leading practice.

We are now looking for an exceptional and highly motivated Education and Curriculum Lead to continue to drive the college to further success. Ideally you will be able to:-

  • Provide inspiration, motivation and vision to help take the college even further forward.
  • Provide a relentless focus on enabling all learners to raise their achievement within our learning community and beyond.
  • Work in partnership with your colleagues, both in the college and the wider Priory network of schools and colleges to ensure the college continues to be highly regarded in all aspects of its provision.
  • Have the capacity to rise to the challenge of monitoring and evaluating all aspects of Education including planning the Curriculum, Safeguarding Lead and Health and Safety.
  • Be a team player, happy to work closely with the well-established and supportive team.
  • Be resilient, dynamic and committed.
  • Have an understanding of both traditional and alternative educational models.
  • Have a great sense of humour! If it’s a fun place where people are happy, everyone achieves.

We are looking for an exciting, dynamic and visionary individual who will lead and manage the development of the college curriculum and individual student’s education programmes in liaison with the rest of the education team.   A detailed knowledge of Further Education and the full range of externally accredited courses, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications, is required and the efficient management of the education team is essential. Ensuring the best possible standards are delivered and that the education delivered complies with relevant statutory regulations, guidelines, governance and quality standards.

Along with an attractive compensation package, we can promise you Teachers Terms and Conditions including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, an excellent induction, ongoing professional development and the kind of prospects you would expect from the market-leading Priory Group.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 5 years.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

If you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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