This job expired on 26 February 2024

  • Start date details

    April 2024 start date

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 2:42pm

  • Date listed

    19 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30000 - £46525 per annum

Phase Leader job summary

MPR/UPR + TLR2b + Sen Allowance + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

April 2024 Start

We can offer you:

* A team of leaders, teachers and staff that are welcoming, skilled and dedicated to our pupils
* An induction programme and designated mentor to help you quickly settle in, feel as though you belong, and be successful in your work
* Exciting opportunities for professional development and career progression
* High levels of support to develop your impact, including partnership working within a regional network through our Academies Trust.

Columbus provides for pupils aged between 3 and 19 with severe and profound learning difficulties, many of which also have autism. We deliver an excellent education to pupils across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for pupils with special needs. We provide a broad and ambitious curriculum that is profoundly focused on preparing learners for the future.

We have high expectations of learners' progress across the key areas of communication and interaction; cognition and learning; sensory, physical health and development; social, emotional and mental health; and self help and independence. Each learner has a personalised curriculum closely related to their education, health and care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is designed through collaboration with parents and carers and, as necessary, other professionals and specialists.

We are seeking to appoint a forward thinking Phase Leader with a key focus on supporting curriculum planning and management, teaching and learning and student support for one of our learning pathways (there is some flexibility on which).

Columbus has four Phase Leaders covering Early Years, through to Post 16 education. These roles are to lead a team responsible for developing one pathway of our learners through their academic journey, including the support of outcomes, community engagement, vocational experiences, and life-skills to be ready to progress in adult-life after school.

As a key member of the Leadership Team, you will motivate and support a teaching team to enable excellent student progress and foster positive relationships with our families.

The post-holder should also have a proven track record of effectively managing improvement in a SEND setting, and be able to demonstrate innovative methods of teaching whilst inspiring staff and students alike.

Closing date : 26th February 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today: https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4386?c=aet

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Columbus School and College

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
Up to 220 pupils
Age range
3 to 19

School location

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