Leader for Learner Breakthrough (SEND)

Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5NN

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 May 2022

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Leader for Learner Breakthrough (SEND) job summary

We are thinking about SEND provision in a new way and we are therefore looking for an innovative leader to work with us to reimagine learning support that breaks down the barriers to learning for students who have educational needs and neurodiversities. The successful applicant will maintain high professional and academic standards, remaining up to date in terms of subject knowledge and pedagogical techniques as well as taking responsibility for the day-to-day co-ordination of specific provisions to support students with barriers to their learning to overcome them.

Additional allowances

Generous allowance of time within timetable plus TLR (commensurate with experience)

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About Elstree Screen Arts Academy

School type
Free School, ages 14 to 19
Education phase
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School size
413 pupils enrolled
Age range
14 to 19
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Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

This is a brilliant place to innovate, make and learn. Elstree Screen Arts offers a unique education for students aged 14 to 19 specialising in the crafts, trades and technical disciplines that underpin the creative sector. We provide core academic education alongside technical, vocational learning designed to develop learners to be creative, innovative and reflective. We are also here to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills and work experience to be employed in the film, TV and theatre industries, where there is currently a substantial skills shortage.

This is a creative college full of vitality and enthusiasm. Our students are a credit to us and our campus is new and well resourced. Our staff are passionate and industry credible. ESA benefits from leading academic and industry partners. We are a UK centre of Screen Excellence and we aim to be a nationally leading school specialising in creative and cultural education.

As a new college, we are still expanding and innovating. We currently have around 450 students on our role and expect to be around 600 in the next few years. The dynamism of our college and our pioneering specialism provides a rewarding challenge for an innovative and inspiring Learning Support Professional seeking to inspire and support our creative learners.

Our students are very engaged by the specialist education we provide here and the quality of student productions are often industry standard. We have our own student led media production company who take on legitimate briefs for industry clients. Our current showreel can be seen on our website - www.esaacademy.org.

We are part of the Danes Educational Trust and we offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and an excellent ECT programme of support. We welcome and encourage prospective candidates to come and see us and get a feel for our college. If you would like to organise a visit to the college or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

Thank you again for your interest in being a part of the team at Elstree Screen Arts Academy and working alongside our creative and curious learners.

The Danes Educational Trust
The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School, Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all six schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust.

The Trust’s core values are:
• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result
• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Chris Mitchell


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