Head Teacher Pilgrim PRU, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Job description

• Have a good understanding of SEND and be conversant with all SEND codes of practice, the National Curriculum and relevant external accreditation and their application to children with special needs;
• Be able to support EHCP applications;
• Be committed to keeping all children safe;
• Promote our aims and vision and have consistently high expectations;
• Have experience of working with children and young people with mental health conditions and have a sound understanding of the impact that these can have on children’s learning;
• Be approachable, understanding and emotionally committed to the welfare of pupils and staff;
• Have a thorough understanding of school performance measures and strategic financial planning;
• Have a sound knowledge of current educational legislation, policy and guidance;
• Be committed to working together in partnership with all those involved in the life of the school;
• Have proven senior leadership experience, with the ability to lead a large multi-disciplinary team across three separate sites;
• Have experience of the Ofsted inspection framework and school self-evaluation processes.

Essential educational requirements

Education to First degree or equivalent
Teaching qualification
Evidence of recent, relevant professional development
Higher degree or equivalent (in a relevant field of study) e.g. Masters or SENCO qualification

Essential qualifications

Education to First degree or equivalent
Teaching qualification
Evidence of recent, relevant professional development
Higher degree or equivalent (in a relevant field of study) e.g. Masters or SENCO qualification

Essential skills and experience

Proven leadership skills at a senior level gained in an educational setting
Successful track record as a professional teacher
Thorough understanding of child safeguarding and proven experience of promoting child well-being
Successful experience of managing and leading a team, using effective people management practices.
Proven skills in strategic thinking, leading to effective planning
Ability to think strategically and apply critical reasoning to solve complex problems
Demonstrable commitment to and understanding of equalities issues in education and employment
Creativity and imagination in response to changing circumstance and new ideas
Resilience to cope effectively with challenge
Enthusiasm and ability to inspire and enthuse others
Commitment, reliability and integrity

Positive attitude and approach to problem solving
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
An ability to work with children and young people and their families at times of crisis.


About Pilgrim PRU

The Pilgrim PRU is an Ofsted registered outstanding medical needs provision which provides education across four hospital schools. We are based in Fulbourn, 5 miles outside of Cambridge but also have a teaching facility in Addenbrooke's hospital.

Address
The Darwin Learning Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 5EE
Phase
Not Applicable
Type
LA Maintained School