Your new school
Billing Brook Academy is a twice outstanding all age stand-alone special academy with a wide range of special needs. In September 2019, we shall have 239 pupils with a large specialist Autism Department (80 pupils) and a number of other pupils with autism in the main part of the school. We are one of a very few schools worldwide to hold the NAS Autism Advanced Accreditation. The school is situated in the eastern district of Northampton and currently has a main site, a 6th form centre with a café and retail a mile away and we plan to open an exciting off site 6th form provision in early 2020 for our specialist autism department students.
Your new role
Due to the early retirement of our current outstanding headteacher we require an exceptional educational practitioner with the ability and ambition to lead and continue to develop the team and the outstanding Quality of Education we provide. The role will require you to work closely with the Governing Body, who are proactive, challenging and supportive. You will need to continue to build on our excellent reputation within Northamptonshire, work closely with other special schools and will be committed to further extending links with local mainstream schools.
Working with the SLT you will ensure the highest safeguarding practice standards are maintained and that there is a strong focus on delivering a high quality of education and a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. You will be supported in your role by a Senior Deputy Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Business Manager, Head of Autism, Head of Secondary Department and Head of 6th Form. This position is a permanent role to start ideally in January 2020 or, failing that April 2020.
What you will need to succeed
Be an experienced SEN practitioner and conversant with all SEN codes of practice, the National Curriculum and relevant external accreditation and their application to children with special needs
Promote our aims and vision and have consistently high expectations
Have a thorough understanding of financial management, strategic financial planning and securing funding through bids and other means
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
Be committed to keeping all children safe in school
Have proven senior leadership and managerial experience in a special school
Have experience of the Ofsted inspection process and of school self-evaluation processes
What you will get in return
Billing Brook is an innovative, friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom and there is an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students and their families.
What you need to do now
Further information about the academy can be found on our website www.billingbrook.northants.sch.uk or by visiting the academy between 9th – 12th September 2019 at a mutually convenient time. Please email Business Manager to arrange an appointment.
Letter of interest and completed application form are to be received electronically to our Business Manager, Tracey Carter email@example.com by Friday 13th September 2019 at 0900.
Closing date: September 13th 2019
Interviews will take place week commencing 23rd September 2019.
Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities statement.
Billing Brook Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (Enhanced)
We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Billing Brook Academy does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Essential educational requirements
• A good honours degree
• Qualified Teacher Status
It is desirable that the successful applicant has:
• The NPQH (or current Headteacher/Principal)
• Post-graduate study preferably in special needs.
• A management qualification e.g. MBA or equivalent.
Essential skills and experience
The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have successfully used a range of appropriate leadership styles in different situations in order to:
• Create and secure commitment to a clear vision.
• Motivate, inspire and promote effective working partnerships with all stakeholders including governors.
• Set ambitious and innovative strategic objectives and successfully initiate and manage change and improvement in pursuit of those objectives.
• Raise standards and provide a role model for students and staff.
• Devolve responsibilities, delegate tasks and monitor and evaluate practices to see that they are being carried out and are effective.
• Accurately observe lessons and give constructive feedback.
• Deal sensitively with people and resolve conflicts.
• Lead a school through a successful Ofsted.
About Billing Brook Special School
Billing Brook is an all age special school for pupils aged 4 - 18 with a wide range of learning difficulties. This includes moderate or severe learning difficulties; speech, language and communication needs; some medical difficulties and an all age specialist autism provision. Billing Brook also has a 6th form centre, based a mile away from the main site, where we run our employability café and small shop.
- Penistone Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8EZ
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