Interim Senior Leader for Inclusion

Orchard School Bristol, Bristol, Bristol, BS7 0XZ

This job expired on 1 December 2022

  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    1 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Temporary - To cover long term sickness

Pay scale

L12 - L16

What skills and experience we're looking for

Interim Senior Leader for Inclusion required for Orchard School Bristol

Orchard School is looking for an interim experienced Senior Leader from January 1st 2023 until the end of the school year. This is to cover the long-term absence of a senior member of staff who leads inclusion.

The remit to be covered includes Attendance and Safeguarding, and has a breadth of line management responsibilities including our Mental Health team of staff, Pastoral Managers and the Independent Study Room/On Call team.

The role is a busy one, and will need someone who is passionate about inclusion, who wants to make a real difference. You will understand the demands of working in a school serving disadvantaged children, and know that high expectations of children and staff are paramount.

You must already have substantial successful experience with a senior leadership team.

There will be no teaching involved in this role, but duties before and after school, and over children’s lunchtime will be essential, alongside being able to meet parents and manage the school operationally on a day-to-day basis.

You will need to be able to work with our school improvement plans, write reports and instigate strategic change as required. Data, IT and analytical skills are essential.

We are advertising at Assistant Head Level, but if an experienced Deputy Head or Headteacher wishes to apply, we would warmly welcome your application and consider the remit accordingly.

What the school offers its staff

Orchard School serves a richly diverse community in North Bristol. Our students are wonderful – they value their teachers, knowing that you can make a real difference to their lives. The mission statement of the school, “inspire today, empower for life”, lies at the heart of all that the school does. As a school we are building our success on our core values, being Open-minded, Respectful, Creative & curious, Healthy, Ambitious, Responsible and Determined. We place no limits on our aspirations for our students.

Further details about the role

Key information;

Contract: Temporary

Application Deadline: Thursday 1st December, 9.00am (We reserve the right to close the position early due to an exceptional candidate. We therefore strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible).

Interview: Friday 9th December 2022

Orchard School Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the expectation is that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

It is our policy to obtain references prior to interview.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Fluency Duty:

The ability to converse at ease with pupils, parents and other users of the service and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Commitment to safeguarding

Trust in Learning (Academies) is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. Our policy and practice is in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Guidance 2022.

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About Orchard School Bristol

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
897 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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