are looking for an energetic and dynamic Assistant Principal that will work to
ensure that all Shelfield students receive the very best support and education
possible to meet their individual needs. The role is offered as an Assistant
Principal ensuring that the needs and interests of SEND students are
represented in every decision made. The
role will be ideally suited to someone who is well informed by current
educational research and practice, understanding how to maximise impact in an
an Assistant Principal the role also requires you to support the leadership of
the academy, being a presence around the building and helping to create the
climate for outstanding teaching and learning.
You will work closely with SLT in the development of the academy
improvement plan and in self-evaluation activities. The role reports to the Vice Principal for
SEND and Inclusion.
students at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy receive the full curriculum
entitlement. As SENDCo, the successful candidate will work closely with the
Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning to provide strategies and training
for classroom teachers to ensure that their pedagogy meets the needs of all.
core purpose of this role is in helping the academy develop our SEND provision.
Whilst there is an expectation to be teaching as part of the role, the subject
you offer is not a limiting factor.
is an ideal opportunity for career progression, and a chance to lead the way in
developing highly effective approaches to SEND provision. Please see the attached job description and
person specification for further details.
As part of your wider duties and
responsibilities, you are required to promote and actively support the
Academy’s responsibilities towards safeguarding. This
position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure
and Barring Service Check and suitable references.
Trust is an exciting and dynamic place to work. With a head office and 40
primary, secondary and special schools, working for OAT offers an abundance of
opportunities. We can all play a part in making a difference, shaping our
schools/education system, and teaching and developing children, creating
schools where no one is disadvantaged. Our people are our greatest asset and at
Ormiston Academies Trust you can be assured that if you invest in our children
and our mission, we will invest in you and your career development.
For our staff,
effective professional development is core to securing positive outcomes for
our children. It cannot exist in isolation; rather it requires a pervasive
culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for staff to support one
another to develop so that pupils benefit from the highest quality teaching and
care. The thousands of professional decisions that must be made every day need
to be informed by the best evidence, knowledge and professional wisdom.
At OAT, our mission
is to be the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside
of the classroom. We recognise that to achieve this aim, we must invest in our
staff so effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is at the heart of
OAT’s work to engage, develop and retain talented staff within the Trust.
Benefits of working
for OAT include:
CPD and networking opportunities for all OAT staff
- Free 24/7
confidential counselling service available to all OAT staff in schools
- A generous
- Membership of a generous pension scheme (LGPS
The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The academy’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found on the academy website.
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