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  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 November 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Leadership Group L18 – L24* (£63,508 – £73,559)

Job summary

‘All different, all equal, all achieving together’
Do you inspire, lead and innovate? Do you put children and young people at the heart of all your thinking? Do you ensure that staff CPD is high on your agenda?

If the answer to these questions is yes, we urge you to read on.

Learn@ MAT is looking for an experienced, passionate and innovative headteacher to join our leadership team. The Trust is a well-established partnership of special academies and alternative provisions across the South West of England. Our academies aspire to be centres of excellence for teaching and supporting the development of children and young people identified with ‘Social and Emotional Mental Health’ (SEMH) and/or 'Speech Language and Communication Needs’ (SLCN), including Autistic Spectrum Condition.

This is a fantastic opportunity to start, lead and grow the new Learn@ MAT Gloucester Free School (Academy) at Brockworth, a special academy catering for 75 children and young people with special needs in SEMH between the ages of eleven (KS3) to sixteen (KS4). We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and caring individual to lead our new academy from April 2022.

We require an experienced headteacher who has a proven track record of being an inspiring leader, who demonstrates a commitment to inclusion, creativity and enthusiasm. Understands the importance of leading a school in which practice is ACEs and trauma informed.

Above all, we are looking for a headteacher who has the desire to make a real difference to our children and young people.

At Learn@ MAT, our headteachers are lead professionals and key role models within the academy communities they serve. Our headteachers lead by example, and demonstrate the professional conduct and practice expected of all members of their academy community. They create an environment that promotes effective teaching and learning, setting high standards and expectations. Our headteachers ensure our young people are given the opportunity to reach their full potential to allow them to lead fulfilling lives.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate recent, successful and sustained impact as a senior leader. You must be an inspiring leader of the highest moral integrity, as well as an outstanding practitioner who can motivate, manage and build effective teams. You should have the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change and ensure children and young people achieve the best outcomes. Your positive attitude will inspire and engage the young people, staff, parents, carers, multi agencies and the local community. You must be a compassionate and strong leader who can hold people to account whilst being accountable yourself. But above all, you will uphold Learn@ MATs relentless focus on providing the very best for all its children and young people by working with trust leaders to drive academy improvement, promote best practice and contribute to the aims and ethos of the Trust.

We are looking for a headteacher who can demonstrate:

• excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills
• optimistic personal behaviour, positive relationships and attitudes towards their children and young people and staff, and towards parents, academy councillors (governors) and members of the local community
• effective relationship building with fellow professionals and colleagues in other public services to improve academic and social outcomes for all children and young people
• an ability to inspire and influence others – within and beyond academies – to believe in the fundamental importance of education in children and young people’s lives and to promote the value of education
• the securing of excellent teaching through an analytical understanding of how learn and of the core features of successful classroom practice and curriculum design, leading to rich curriculum opportunities and children and young people’s well-being
• an ability to identify emerging talents, coaching current and aspiring leaders in a climate where excellence is the standard, leading to clear succession planning
• ambitious standards for all children and young people, overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on children and young people
• excellent communication skills, driving the academy’s vision with strategic leadership, empowering all children and young people and staff to excel
• entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to academy improvement, leadership and governance
• understanding of the vital importance of internal and external accountability

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS check). References will be taken up prior to appointment.

Closing date is Monday 8th November 2021 at 5pm
Interviews will take place week beginning 6th December 2021

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
Education phase
School size
160 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Contact phone number
0117 456 6513

About Knowle DGE Academy

Learn@ MAT is looking for an experienced, passionate and innovative headteacher to join our leadership team. The Trust is a well-established partnership of special academies and alternative provisions across the South West of England. Our academies aspire to be centres of excellence for teaching and supporting the development of children and young people identified with ‘Social and Emotional Mental Health’ (SEMH) and/or 'Speech Language and Communication Needs’ (SLCN), including Autistic Spectrum Condition.

This is a fantastic opportunity to start, lead and grow the new Learn@ MAT Gloucester Free School (Academy) at Brockworth, a special academy catering for 75 children and young people with special needs in SEMH between the ages of eleven (KS3) to sixteen (KS4). We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and caring individual to lead our new academy from April 2022.

Arranging a visit to Knowle DGE Academy

To arrange a visit please contact Louise Shepherd on 0117 456 6513 or 07458 102 618 or by emailing louise.shepherd@learnmat.uk

School location

Leinster Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1NN

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