Assistant Head Teacher Glebe School, West Wickham, Kent

Job description

Following the promotion of the current postholder, Glebe School will be seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and dynamic senior leader. This a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and ambitious individual to join the team following the school’s ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grade, under the new framework, in December 2019.
We are seeking a colleague who has a true passion for teaching and who has the charisma and character to lead the staff in the very best learning strategies for students with special educational needs. Glebe School has a rich tradition of very strong working partnerships with schools and continuing this collaboration is critical to the role. Any candidate applying must be self-driven, team orientated, reflective and also have staff wellbeing in mind.
Key responsibilities:
• Lead, monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
• Lead, monitor and evaluate the personal development of pupils
• Lead on developing the curriculum and wider curriculum innovation, including lunch-time offer
• Responsibility for leading and evaluating Literacy and Numeracy across the curriculum
• Responsible for reporting on the impact of Pupil Premium spending
• Oversee and report on interventions for all key stages
• To oversee all aspects of exams management within the School, Years 7-11
• Develop School working parties to include staff and obtain development plan aims
• Teach subject specialism or other subjects depending on curriculum demands
• Support staff with matters of student behaviour and discipline and implement the school's safeguarding policies
• Leading and coordinating School accreditations
• Work closely with the Careers Officer to coordinate a work skills program for all pupils
• Develop new partnerships with a range of stakeholders
• Ensure the effective use of School resources and the efficient deployment of staff
• Line manage Heads of Department and Teachers
• Contribute positively to the appointment, deployment and development of staff to make most effective use of their skills, expertise and experience and to ensure that all staff have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
• Embed an exciting, relevant and inclusive CPD program for all staff
• Responsibility for leading the School’s pupil and staff wellbeing strategy

Glebe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS and satisfactory references will be required for this post.

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Essential educational requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent
A relevant higher degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent
NPSL (or willingness to undertake)
Evidence of recent and relevant training and development at leadership level

Essential skills and experience

You will be able to demonstrate:
A passion for teaching and raising standards
Strategic leadership experience
Excellent teaching, resulting in outstanding student outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of the varying needs and abilities of students with SEND
Curriculum development for students with SEND
Delivery of effective assessment procedures
Experience of positive behaviour management and developing a safe, student focused learning environment
Experience of leading, developing & monitoring successful teams
A commitment to inclusion and diversity
Knowledge of Child Protection, Safer Recruitment & Safeguarding procedures
High expectations and personal integrity
A high level of drive and enthusiasm
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Strong analytical and IT skills
Pro-activity, innovation and versatility
An ability to form excellent working relationships with all stakeholders
Sound judgement to anticipate and to resolve issues imaginatively

Employee benefits

We can offer you:
· The opportunity to help lead an outstanding school into the next phase of its development;
· An outstanding school with good established practices, a sound financial position and good buildings and site;
· Students who enjoy school and thrive on their broad based curriculum and wide range of activities;
· A stable and committed staff team determined to give our students the best possible opportunities;
· Excellent ongoing professional development and training;
· A supportive and committed board of trustees.

About Glebe School

Secondary Special School

Hawes Lane, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 9AE
Not Applicable
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