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Senior Leader/English Specialist

Cleeve Meadow School, Sidcup, DA14 4JN

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  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    11 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

UPS plus TLR plus SEN point

Senior Leader/English Specialist job summary

Senior Leader/English Specialist

Working in a school can be one of the most rewarding, exhilarating and exciting places to be. We also recognise that it can be frustrating and hard work! We spend a considerable amount of time at work, so it is vital that we are in a place where we feel supported, fulfilled and can enjoy our working life. We believe we have this at Cleeve Meadow. Cleeve Meadow School is an ambitious and dynamic new SEND school providing a highly specialised education for 120 students between 11 and 19 years of age, who have moderate learning difficulties and may have associated additional needs. Our school is a place where traditional values meet innovation. We have staff who are passionate about the very best education for our young people, we aim to inspire learners to seek what they do not yet know. You will find our school has a thoroughly inclusive approach to all we do, celebrating varied successes of individuals and groups regularly. Together, working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and a belief in achieving beyond their expectations.

The school is particularly distinctive from existing local provisions as it works in dual partnership with its co-located mainstream school, Cleeve Park, wherever possible to maximise inclusivity of SEN students to mainstream education and providing access to mainstream teaching and shared facilities. Staff also benefit from partnership working and shared professional development. Cleeve Meadow aims to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. The support and guidance students receive from staff will give them the confidence to learn independently and strive to achieve. The school aims to be a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community. As a subject lead and senior leader, you will lead on subject, assessment and tracking, marking and feedback. You will also have the skills and personality to support the school in ensuring effective safeguarding provision. You will also have the opportunity to play a role in the development of the school curriculum vision.

We are looking for an experienced English specialist who can work with us to ensure the best possible teaching in English through an inspiring and relevant curriculum and a focus on skills for life. We are also interested in hearing from leaders with an experience of planning a whole school approach to literacy including assessing, monitoring and tracking. If you are seeking to be an inspirational and innovative leader who can motivate and inspire students and really make a difference, then Cleeve Meadow is for you. We require someone who will share our passion and ambition to provide an excellent education to our students who are engaging and rewarding to work with. As school leaders, we see our role as enabling you to be your best self in the classroom and develop as a teacher. As the expert in your field, our role is to ensure you have the very best conditions to get the very best from our students. We believe in fostering a supportive approach and have an open door policy for all staff. We have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and see work/life balance as a vital element to a fulfilling career. You will receive ongoing support and CPD opportunities across the school and wider TKAT family.

If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Safeguarding:

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse:

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview:- should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will. To apply for this post please send a completed application form to victoria.edwards@wellingschool-tkat.org.

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About Cleeve Meadow School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
52 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Cleeve Meadow School is an ambitious and dynamic new free school for students with special needs. The school provides a highly specialised education for 120 students between 11 and 19 years of age, who have moderate learning difficulties and may have associated additional needs. These may include; speech, language and communication difficulties, autism, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

The school is particularly distinctive from existing local provision as it works in dual partnership with its co-located mainstream school, Cleeve Park, wherever possible to maximise inclusivity of SEN students to mainstream education and providing access to mainstream teaching and shared facilities. Staff also benefit from partnership working and shared professional development.

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