Head Teacher

Thomas Bewick School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Contents

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 22 to Lead Practitioners range 28, £68,851 to £79,748

Job summary

Thomas Bewick School is a special school academy for children and young people with autism aged 3-19. Prosper Learning Trust is looking to appoint a new Head Teacher following the retirement of our current Head whose passion and vision has enabled the school to develop a reputation as a centre of excellence for specialist autism provision.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead the school in its next phase of development. The Trustees are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate with the leadership experience, qualifications and ability to continue to move the school from Good to Outstanding. You will be enthusiastic about exploring the full potential of special school provision – with an understanding of the risks that exist for vulnerable and complex young people and their families and a passion for achieving positive outcomes. Experience with ASD is considered to be essential for the role.

Your own experiences should include having experience of leading and managing whole school change and making a demonstrable impact on pupils and outcomes. You will have up to date knowledge of recent developments in education pedagogy, including new learning and teaching methods and the new Ofsted framework.

Prosper Learning Trust is at a very exciting stage in its development and you will have opportunity to play a key role in its growth. We will provide you with the resources and support you need in your efforts to continue to build excellence throughout the school. You will be working with knowledgeable and supportive specialist teachers in an academy with excellent facilities.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate Degree
Qualified Teacher status
Evidence of relevant professional development at senior leadership level
Evidence of recent relevant professional development and training, including safeguarding and financial management

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status
Evidence of relevant professional development at senior leadership level
Evidence of recent relevant professional development and training, including safeguarding and financial management
Commitment to further develop own professional knowledge and skills

Essential skills and experience

Substantial experience of successful leadership at a senior level in a SEND environment
Experience of collaborative working with vulnerable families and multi-agency teams to support pupils and their families
Experience of managing change
Understanding of financial planning, budgetary management and principles of best value
Proven record of innovative curriculum design reflecting the needs of the pupils
Experience of managing a wide range of staff
Experience as a lead for appraisal
Experience of planning, and evaluating a School Development Plan
Experience of using a range of evidence, including learner performance data, to support, monitor, evaluate and raise standards in all aspects of provision
Experience of working successfully with governors, parents, Local Authority and other partners
Evidence of implementing effective safeguarding policies and practice
Knowledge and experience of the common inspection framework in a leadership and management role (Ofsted)

Employee benefits

We can offer:

• Happy, enthusiastic children who are proud of their school
• A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
• High quality support from experienced Special Needs Assistants
• An exciting and diverse learning environment where hard work and achievement are appreciated, acknowledged and celebrated
• A curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our pupils
• A well-resourced learning environment
• Supportive Trust, Trustees and Governors
• Further professional development appropriate to the role

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 231 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Thomas Bewick School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email admin@prosperlearningtrust.co.uk

About Thomas Bewick School

School location

Linhope Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 2LW