SEND DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER | Greater Manchester | SEN Leadership Jobs
A large special school requires a Deputy Head to work in it's complex needs provision. You will report to the head of school on a daily basis and undergo tasks expected of a person in such a position.
Main Purpose of the Job:
To provide outstanding leadership for this school for pupils with complex learning difficulties, playing a major role under the direction of the Head of School in formulating the aims and objectives of the school, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress towards their achievement.
Core Purpose and Accountability:
*To play a major role under the direction of the Head of School in formulating the aims and objectives of the school, establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved, managing staff and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the school and monitor progress towards their achievement.
*Undertake the professional duties of Deputy Head of school as reasonably delegated to you by the Head of School.
*Undertake the professional duties of the Head of School, in the event of the post holders absence from the school.
*In partnership with the Head of School and the Senior Leadership Team, provide professional, leadership and management of Teaching and Learning throughout the school.
*To provide professional leadership and management of School Development Plan priorities.
*Any duties as may be reasonably directed by the Head of School and the accountabilities expected of a deputy.
*To facilitate and encourage learning which enables students to achieve high standards, to share and support the corporate responsibility for the well-being, education and discipline of all children.
*All staff are expected to uphold the school's principles and policies which underpin good practice and the raising of standards, and are expected to uphold and promote the school's aims and values.
*All staff will be involved in working together, as part of a team, to develop areas of provision that impact positively on learning and teaching across the school.
*All staff will take an active role in the School Self Evaluation process. As Deputy Head Teacher you will be expected to lead a team through the School Self Evaluation process.
*All staff are expected to actively undertake professional development through keeping abreast of the latest developments and thinking, coaching and mentoring, and self evaluation and peer review.
*Qualified Teacher Status.
*First Degree or equivalent.
*Evidence of further professional development.
Knowledge & Understanding:
*Substantial primary SEN teaching experience.
*Experience of whole-school curriculum management leading to school improvement.
*Excellent classroom practitioner.
*A strong commitment to inclusion with high expectations for all learners.
*Highly successful experience of leading and managing whole school developments in a number of areas regarding teaching & learning and raising standards of attainment and achievement across the school.
*Able to talk about characteristics of effective primary SEN teaching and learning strategies used to raise pupil attainment and achievement.
*Good understanding and use of assessment, including target setting and tracking.
*Understanding of effective techniques and policies for behaviour management.
*Knowledge and experience of up to date development in IT and E-Learning for teaching and management purposes.
*A good understanding of the requirements of transition between key stages.
Leadership and Management:
*Senior leadership and management experience.
*A good understanding of whole school issues.
*Experience of planning for change, development and improvement.
*The ability to set high and clear expectations, to hold others accountable for performance and the contributions they make to school community.
*Ability to set & meet challenging targets, for pupils and the school, and to enable others to do this.
*Ability to analyse, prioritise and meet deadlines.
*Experience of conducting staff induction, mentoring and performance management .
*Experience of whole school self-review and evaluation.
*Knowledge of the role of governors.
*Able to demonstrate leadership qualities and people management skills.
*Able to motivate, promote good relationships and effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
*Experience of having led whole school initiatives.
*Commitment to supporting community/external agencies involvement in school.
*Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
*Creative, enthusiastic and proactive, keen to embrace new ideas and challenges.
*Approachable, caring and empathetic.
*Works well as part of a team.
*Flexible, listens and is prepared to seek advice and support.
*Demonstrates a concern for the pastoral & spiritual welfare of all in the school.
*Committed to continuing professional development for self and others.
*Committed to active parental involvement.
*Able to deal sensitively with people and resolve conflict.
*Commitment to making learning fun.
Not all of the above mentioned skills are essential but are desirable.
You will be paid between the L6-L10 pay scale should you be accepted for this role.....Is this role for you?
If you are interested, then please contact Chris Day at Axcis Education on 0161 413 6043.
Axcis is an equal opportunities employer. The company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, which include an enhanced DBS, full work history, references and a face-to-face interview.
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CONTACT: Chris Day
TELEPHONE: 0161 413 6043