[220921A] Head Teacher

Peak Academy, Dursley

13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Earliest opportunity, ideally 1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    16 October 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership scale, Level L21 – L27

[220921A] Head Teacher job summary

Our children need a fantastic new Headteacher, they are looking for a special person who will lead our academy to excellence? Could this be you?

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational Head Teacher to join our team from the earliest opportunity, ideally 1 January 2023. The details of this opportunity are:

Post: Head Teacher

Location: PEAK Academy

Salary Range: Leadership scale, Level L21 – L27

Hours/Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to not only lead and develop a school, but also to develop and demonstrate leadership skills within a framework of specialist provision as part of a young, ambitious, and growing trust with Inclusion and the commitment to meet need at the core of its values. The Trust, our schools, our staff, and pupils require Headteachers who are looking to be innovative, strategic and system leaders.You will help design the curriculum and have autonomy to influence the School in the way you want to, ensuring it has the resources, staff and ability to inspire learning in SEN environments, for children with varied autism and SEMH needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding, and you will be the custodian of, and set, our strong safeguarding culture, wherein pupils are listened to, respected, and involved in as many decisions as possible.

About the successful candidate

We require a Headteacher with the leadership skills and vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in Gloucestershire to be happy and to make their way in the world. We will expect them to do this by embedding sustainability and improvement within their own schools, support partnership and collaboration and drive growth and diversification.

Next Steps:

If you have any queries about this role or wish to arrange to visit the school, please get in touch by calling Jade Greenwood, EA to the CEO, Deputy CEO and Director of Education on 07783 124961 or email jade.greenwood@reachsouth.org. If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 16 October 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for the Tuesday 8 November and Wednesday 9 November 2022 at PEAK Academy, Gloucestershire.

To apply: for this opportunity, click ‘apply now’ on the following advert link: https://www.mynewterm.com/jobs/138429/EDV-2022-PA-87451

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

Using the application form

If you have any queries about this role or wish to arrange to visit the school, please get in touch by calling Jade Greenwood, EA to the CEO, Deputy CEO and Director of Education on 07783 124961 or email jade.greenwood@reachsouth.org. If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 16 October 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for the Tuesday 8 November and Wednesday 9 November 2022 at PEAK Academy, Gloucestershire.

To apply: for this opportunity, click ‘apply now’ on the following advert link: https://www.mynewterm.com/jobs/138429/EDV-2022-PA-87451

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Peak Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
School size
Up to 100 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
07759365064

PEAK Academy is a day specialist provider of education in Dursley, Gloucestershire for children and young people aged from 11 to 16 years who have an SEMH profile. There are currently 60 pupils on roll but the Trust plans, in partnership with the LA to diversify both number and age range.

PEAK formally joined Reach South in August 2022. The Trust has secured capital to ensure the capacity for growth and diversification. Due to the need for rapid improvement PEAK will work and report to a strategic improvement board through 2022-3.

PEAK’s aim is to build safe independent lives for the SEMH population through a process of understanding, support, and enablement. To achieve this goal the school looks at the unique impact social, emotional, and mental health experiences has on the individual child. From this we aim as a school to personalise the child’s curriculum, care and therapeutic package to ensure every child achieves and experiences success and independence.

This key intent is underpinned by a number of principles. We will ensure that all children make progress, we build and foster positive relationships with parents and carers, put pupil voice at the heart of everything and support all children so they trust, feel safe and secure. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable, and understanding including dedicated education, care, and therapeutic teams.

REACH South is a forward-thinking academy trust that puts the child, and their diagnosis first. Springfields Academy, Calne was the first Reach South special school (Ofsted good March 2022. NAS advanced status June 2022) In September 2023 SAIL (Salisbury Academy for Inspiration Learners) will open. SAIL is a day specialist provider of education in Salisbury, Wiltshire for children and young people aged from 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosis of autism or an SEMH profile. The three schools, whilst retaining identity, will work very closely through the next phase of the Trust development and to meet, lead and shape regional agendas.

This strong SEN framework leaves Reach South well placed to address the local and national drive to establish new local SEND partnerships and create local inclusion plans to support the growing demand and level of need. The green paper states that pupils with SEND frequently require access to additional support from a broad specialist workforce to enable them to effectively access their mainstream provision. The new Headteacher of PEAK must be proactive and respond to this agenda, working in partnership and collaboration to shape and respond to the Gloucestershire SEND strategy.

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