Head of Sixth Form Glebe School, West Wickham, Kent

Job description

Following the retirement of the current postholder in July, Glebe School will be seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and dynamic Head of Sixth Form. This a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and ambitious middle leader 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 the character to lead staff to deliver the very best learning strategies for young people with special educational needs. As a qualified teacher, this post would suit a middle leader, or experienced teacher, with an excellent track record, who has consistently demonstrated their impact. You will have the ability to provide leadership and management for the Sixth Form; have the highest aspirations for our students; the ability to develop and deliver an engaging curriculum and will be adept at ensuring that all students are successfully prepared and supported for life beyond school.
It is imperative that you have the passion for making a difference to the education and lives of the young people within the school and for building positive and supportive relationships. Glebe School has a rich tradition of very strong working partnerships with schools and other organisations and continuing this collaboration is critical to the role.
Any candidate applying must have the ability to manage a cohesive team, be self-driven, reflective, solution focused, flexible, resilient and have staff wellbeing in mind. You must be willing to work to Glebe School’s Vision and Values and to participate in the school’s commitment to ongoing professional development.
Key responsibilities:
• Work with the SLT to develop and embed an aspirational and creative curriculum for the Sixth Form
• Undertake a review of accreditations and implement changes where required
• Lead and work with a multidisciplinary team to motivate and inspire colleagues to deliver school improvement
• Ensure teaching and learning meets all statutory requirements as defined by Ofsted/ DFE, and other external bodies
• Build partnerships with external organisations, such as schools, colleges, businesses and charities, in order to develop an ambitious programme of internships, work experience and extra curriculum opportunities for students
• Planning opportunities to develop the social, moral, emotional and cultural aspects of students’ learning, including coordinating trips and activities
• Monitor the progress of individual students and manage review processes and procedures, including IEPs
• Use comparative data, together with information about student prior attainment to establish benchmarks, set and monitor targets for improvement
• Liaise with other schools to arrange student transfers and placements
• Keep reports of student behavior and oversee strategies for improvement
• Take steps to prevent bullying and support victims of bullying
• Liaise with the transition coordinator and to attend transition meetings and joint reviews
• Communicate and consult with parents over all aspects of their child’s education – academic, social and emotional
• Partake in the quality assurance of Glebe and promote without prejudice the agreed policies of the school
• Implement the school’s safeguarding and equalities policies
• Ensure the effective/efficient deployment of staff and resources
• Monitor, assess and develop staff, including undertaking observations and providing effective feedback
• Promote staff development by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development
• Monitor staff well-being, attendance and punctuality
• Continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods
• Be involved in decision making and policy development across the school
• Play a full part in the life of the School community, to support its distinctive aim and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example
• Undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by the Headteacher

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.

Please contact us at finance@glebe.bromley.sch.uk to arrange a visit

Essential educational requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS and/or QTLS) or equivalent
Evidence of recent and relevant training and development e.g. NPQML/SL
Record of continuous professional development

Essential skills and experience

You will be able to demonstrate:
A passion for teaching & raising standards
Proven leadership experience
Excellent teaching, resulting in outstanding student outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of the varying needs and abilities of students with SEND
Experience of teaching in Sixth Form & knowledge of the curriculum
Knowledge of study programmes, academic pathways, Further Education courses & qualifications
Experience in curriculum development
Experience of positive behaviour management & developing a safe, student focused environment
Experience of leading, developing & monitoring successful teams
A commitment to inclusion & diversity
Knowledge of child protection, safer recruitment & safeguarding procedures
High expectations & personal integrity
A high level of drive & enthusiasm
Strong analytical & IT skills
Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to form excellent working relationships with all stakeholders
Ability to manage change & solve issues creatively

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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