Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L9 –L13 Fringe

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Inclusive Education Trust (IET) is looking to appoint an inspirational, creative and flexible leader to the role of Deputy Head of School at Wey Valley College (WVC) in Guildford. This is a full time permanent role. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher and will ideally have experience of leading Teaching and Learning in a Mainstream School and/or Alternative Provision (AP) setting. Importantly, the successful candidate will have the enthusiasm and passion to ensure that all of the young people who attend WVC have the opportunity to achieve their potential from both an academic and pastoral perspective. We would welcome applications from both Primary and Secondary trained teachers with any subject specialism.

IET is a Multi Academy Trust, which includes three Alternative Provision Academies across Surrey. The three schools in the Trust all currently have an Outstanding judgements from Ofsted and pride themselves in always being child centred, with all strategic decisions only made if it will in some way benefit the young people of Surrey.

  • Reigate Valley College (RVC) is a 5-16 school that has permanently excluded students as well as providing interventions and outreach and serves the SE of Surrey

  • Wey Valley College (WVC) is a 5-16 school that has permanently excluded students as well as providing interventions and outreach and serves the SW of Surrey

  • The Fordway Centre (FWC) is a 5-11 primary school that has permanently excluded students as well as providing interventions and outreach and serves the NW and NE of Surrey

The successful candidate will be: -

  • Passionate about inclusion and making sure all students gain an inspirational education.

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of students’ achievement and behaviour who is committed to providing high quality learning for all young people.

  • Able to lead, maintain and drive forward outstanding standards whilst meeting the needs of a very vulnerable group of students.

  • An excellent communicator, able to work inclusively with students, staff, parents, Local Governance Board and other stakeholders.

  • Committed to working collaboratively as part of a team.

  • Positive, honest, open and responsive to change with a good sense of humour.

What the school offers its staff

As a Trust, IET offers staff the following benefits: -

  • A competitive salary

  • A chromebook

  • 'Growing Great Staff' programme that enables you to flourish as a practitioner

  • Weekly internal CPD and numerous external CPD opportunities

  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

  • A genuine commitment to staff wellbeing and work/life balance

  • Employee Assistance Programme & Pension Scheme

  • Sociable and friendly staff

  • Most importantly…free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Further details about the role

We welcome visits to the school, if you would like to arrange this or have an informal discussion about the role please contact Simon Whittington - contact details in the application section.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 21 April 2024 @ 11:59pm

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30 April 2024 tbc

Candidates will only be considered for shortlisting on completion of a full application form. In accordance with KCSiE and safer recruitment we cannot accept CVs. Applications to be made via the Eteach website under reference 1412687 or follow the link.

Candidates can only be considered if they already have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to offer sponsorship.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities for all its employees and for all applicants for employment. It is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosing and Barring checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks

Applying for the job

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About Wey Valley College

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
28 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Phone number
01483 518212

Wey Valley College (WVC) is a 5 – 16 Alternative Provision 'AP' school set over a single campus in Guildford, Surrey. The school is based on a single site, with a Primary school area for 12 students at KS1 and 2, and a secondary area for 32 students at KS3 and KS4.

Our aim is to reduce the numbers of pupils who are permanently excluded from school by offering mainstream schools an alternative to exclusion. We work closely with our Mainstream School partners to support early intervention so as to avoid permanent exclusion through a range of interventions so pupils can be supported, either within their mainstream school or at the college.

WVC became part of the Inclusive Education Trust (IET) which formed in September 2021 and works alongside Reigate Valley College (Reigate) and the Fordway Centre (Ashford Mdx). So whilst you get the benefits of working within a small and supportive setting, by working so closely with our other PRU’s we also provide you with a wide network of support, excellent opportunities for continued professional development and diverse opportunities for career progression.

Our mission statement is “Achieving New Beginnings Together”.

Arranging a visit to Wey Valley College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email swhittington@ietmat.co.uk.

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