Head of Centre Rise@GHC Garth Hill College, Bracknell, Berkshire

Job description

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, passionate and dynamic leader to the post of Head of Centre at the Rise@GHC. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced teacher of SEND to join the Garth Hill leadership team and play a lead role in the development of this important specialist provision in our community.

Rise@GHC is a specialist unit serving pupils aged 11-19 with autistic spectrum conditions living in Bracknell Forest and other local authorities. The centre is part of Garth Hill College, but operates in dedicated buildings within a fifteen-minute walk and three-minute drive of the main Garth Hill College site.

As Head of Centre, the appointed person will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the Centre, and ensuring high quality provision and standards for all learners.

Garth Hill College was recently rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2019. The inspectors commented on the determination and passion of staff to continue to develop the College.
We offer a positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere, a strong team ethos, a strong staff association and the very best programme of professional development together with opportunities for career development.

Essential educational requirements

SENDco trained - recent and relevant experience of ASC either through SEN working in a specialist school setting or in SEN within mainstream school.

Recent good or better track record of success working with SEN learners.

Commitment to undertake and complete accredited specialist ASC training/certification as required.

Relevant senior middle leadership experience.

Essential qualifications

A degree in a relevant subject and QTS.

Essential skills and experience

A well developed understanding of current national SEN educational issues, theory and practice, with particular regard learners with ASC including work of national bodies (ie. NAS)

Good or better understanding of SEN ASC teaching, learning and assessment strategies and techniques (ie. TEACCH) and how they can impact positively on SEN ASC learners’ performance and personal development effectively to help them to achieve good or better outcomes.

Effective use of non-confrontational and inclusive SEN management and support strategies particularly relating to pupils with ASC,

Good understanding of the importance of child safeguarding practice and procedure.
Able to provide advice to others including staff, parents/carers etc. in respect of the above knowledge and understanding.

Able to lead, relate to, challenge, inspire, motivate staff, other adults, including parents/carers, and young people and respond flexibly and sensitively to their needs.


About Garth Hill College

Garth Hill is a happy and vibrant place of learning. We are proud to be a genuinely comprehensive school and offer a wide and diverse range of excellent opportunities, inside and outside the classroom, that we believe enable our young people to develop exceptionally well both academically and personally. Success has been built upon high standards and expectations. We expect pupils to take responsibility, to work as hard as staff, always try their best, and to reflect upon, and learn from failure and success. We also expect our young people to demonstrate good behaviour, self-discipline and respect. We praise and reward good citizenship, but there are clearly understood sanctions for unacceptable conduct. Garth Hill College serves the community of North Bracknell and surrounding areas for pupils aged 11-19.

Address
Bull Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 2AD
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Garth Hill College website (opens in a new window)