Head Teacher required for East Sussex SEND School (10-19 years)
About the school:
For learners aged ten to nineteen, the school aim is to empower individuals to develop into independent adults who are equipped with the communication and life skills to lead the life of their choice. Each learner will have their own class tutor and keyworker as well as the support from a team of Medical Therapy Staff (which includes nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, behaviour support and a counsellor), who work together to help each individual achieve their aspirations. Each learner will have an individualised curriculum that will include a range of accredited courses to suit their abilities. Everything is done to empower individuals to achieve their full potential in a warm, friendly and nurturing environment.
The school has all the specialist classrooms expected in any school, with carefully planned classroom environments designed specifically for each student’s needs. In addition, there is a large indoor heated swimming pool and a very well equipped Youth Club space, providing modern equipment and games to entertain at social times of the day. The school is surrounded by large playing fields. This provides space to explore, and the horticultural areas include poly-tunnels used for Land Based Studies.
The school comes together every week to celebrate achievements and the learners meet each half term as a student council to raise concerns and discuss issues learners have about the school. We have amazing creative days and fun/sports days, with the highlight for some of our learners being the dramatic productions performed by the learners themselves.
The role of the Headteacher is important in ensuring that the school meets the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of all Learners. The school aims to work on a 'team approach’ but there are specific roles and responsibilities attached to this post.
The Headteacher will work in consultation with staff, CEO, governors, and appropriate internal and external officers to:
Shape the future
- Identify and determine the philosophy, overall aims and objectives of the school, ensuring the CEO and charity’s vision is clearly articulated, understood and delivered effectively by all.
- Make a dynamic and significant contribution to the drafting, monitoring and evaluation of the school's Strategic Priorities including the operational and improvement plans.
- Raise awareness and enhance St. John’s reputation as one of the foremost charities and specialist providers working with children and young people with complex needs and behaviours
- Being a credible, persuasive and engaging figurehead, publicise, promote and develop the work of the school at local, regional and national levels to maximise reach for our services and the dissemination of expertise.
The Head Teacher will also be responsible for:
Lead learning and teaching
Developing self and work with others
Strengthening links with the wider community
Safeguarding of children
If this sounds like you then please get in contact with me for further information.
- Secondary Education
- Special Needs
- Team Leadership