Head of Education (Head Teacher)
F/T role £50,000 – £60,000 p/a dependent on experience
The role provides professional and effective leadership and management to the school’s education team, ensuring the highest of standards in all areas of the school’s work.
The Head of Education will establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils. Through effective management of teaching and learning and use of personalised learning, the Head of Education will ensure the potential of our children is realised.
This role reports to the Executive Principal and is a key member of the School Leadership Team. The post holder will act as DSL with specific responsibility for education.
Wings School Cumbria is a residential special school for boys and girls between the ages of 9 – 17 years, which also offers day placements. All our children and young people have identified social, emotional and mental health difficulties. They may also have learning difficulties such as autistic spectrum disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, moderate learning difficulties and other specific learning difficulties.
- Regular in-house training focusing on your individual interests and areas of development
- Staff benefits (refer-a-friend, employee assistance, discounts, birthday vouchers, employee of the month award)
- Enhanced pension contribution for eligible qualified teaching staff
- Strong staff support network in a well-established team
- The opportunity to attend a variety of enrichment activities with the children
You will be able to articulate clear values and moral purpose focused on providing high class education and creating an ethos within which all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and knowledge.
You will be a highly resilient and inspirational leader who can influence others to believe in the fundamental importance of education, drawing on your own scholarship, expertise and skills as well as those around you and holding all staff accountable for their professional conduct and practice.
You will be outward facing and will sustain wide current knowledge and understanding of education, regulation and school systems, pursuing continuous professional development, particularly in the fields of SEMH/ASC, working with other schools and organisations to champion best practice and shape and innovate the current and future quality of the teaching profession.
You will be financially astute and able to work in collaboration with school and corporate office functions to ensure a clear set of principles centred on the school’s vision, curriculum-led financial planning and equitable deployment of budgets and resources.
- Recent, relevant in-service training in current educational practice, including leadership and management of teaching and learning
- Knowledge and understanding of education and schools systems nationally as well as of School Improvement Planning/Implementation
- Demonstrable experience in curriculum and teaching leadership and management for SEN
- Demonstrable experience of teaching and working with children with SEMH difficulties, including ASC
- Highly developed people leadership, management and development skills
- Experience of partnering with other stakeholders in the internal and wider communities
- A sound understanding of safeguarding procedures and the particular issues faced by schools for pupils with SEMH needs
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to act in the best interests of our pupils at all times. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.