Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh.
Following the successful restructure of our Inclusion Support Faculty, we are looking to appoint an Inclusion Leader and Assistant Achievement Leader (AAL), with responsibility for Mental Health and alternative provisions from April 2023. The successful applicant will work alongside Achievement Leader and the other existing AAL to shape and develop the offer we have. This is a role within the Inclusion Support Leadership structure and will be essential to the further development of mental health across the school.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious person, who believes in the best opportunities for all learners. The faculty is exceptionally upbeat, forward-thinking, and innovative and one which is cohesive, team spirited and very well led. We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the faculty and develop further our mental health provision, including conducting quality assurance of alternative providers and oversight of those on reduced hours. This position would suit an experienced teacher from any subject background and someone who aspires to Senior Leadership roles in the future. The ability to attain the SENCo accreditation, if not already achieved, is offered as part of the development of this role.
As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have a comprehensive induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor and a ‘professional buddy’.
For the successful candidate, a commitment to raising standards and a passion for developing young adults is essential: this entails a commitment to all learners, to excellence for all, and a belief that a good school makes a significant difference to learners’ life chances, levels of attainment and the wellbeing of the community as a whole.
Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted
inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also
achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and
Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education
for all students; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and
approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and
students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we
will ensure that the successful candidate has:
- comprehensive induction including a dedicated
- continuous professional learning, development
and improvement, including accredited SENCo qualification, if not already
- the opportunity to contribute to raising
standards for all our students in a true comprehensive setting.
Support team is a cohesive provision, covering academic, behaviour and mental
provision across the two campuses. We have 6% of our students with an EHCP
against a National Average of 4%. We have 2 Resourced Provisions, one for
dyslexia and one for SEMH needs. The faculty’s leadership team works across
both campuses. The successful candidate must:
- be willing to liaise and work alongside the
Senior Leaders, other Provision Leads and teaching staff to ensure that all
stakeholders involved in a student’s education have an understanding of their
provision, where expertise is shared widely.
- be involved in reviewing the internal
Inclusion referral process and attend these meetings, agree on strategy,
collaborate through planning time, action what has been agreed.
- lead and participate in annual reviews.
- liaise with Hampshire SEN, Transport and
Virtual Schools team.
- liaise with parents and disseminate
information to the Inclusion and Support Team.
- carefully consider the needs and provision for
each student and make clear decisions about the intervention, provision and
academic development of students with mental health needs, those with EHCPs and
specific learning needs.
- undertake quality assurance of Alternative
- plan for those on reduced hours’ provision and
their reintegration back into school.
- engage with external providers and agencies to
find appropriate resources and provision to support students who are facing
difficulties with their mental health.
- be able to empathise with students whilst
having high expectations of achievement and behaviour
- have good communication skills and an ability
to clarify and explain instructions clearly.
- be professionally discreet, have well
developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour.
- have the ability to build appropriate and
effective relationships with staff, students and parents.
Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County
Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We
will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this
commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring
Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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