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Deputy Head Teacher, Children's Service

Salary:
£45,213 - £49,937 per annum
Location:
Holywell
Company:
OUTCOMES FIRST GROUP

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Options Kinsale is located in a stunning rural location, overlooking the Dee Estuary. Our school provides specialist education for up to 25 pupils, aged 8 – 19 having a range of complex needs including ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD, in addition to impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties.

Our school has an inclusive and innovative approach to support teaching and learning and is currently developing its curriculum to reflect the bespoke needs of our learners under the new Welsh Government’s Successful Futures initiative.

Job Summary and Duties

We are looking for an inspirational Deputy Head Teacher with a passion for outstanding achievement, who has already had success in a leadership capacity in an SEN setting. With considerable experience of working with students who present with a range of complex learning needs and behaviours, you will drive the vision, leadership and direction of the school by supporting the Head Teacher in the continuing development of the school improvement plan.

Using a range of teaching strategies our students are taught in small class sizes and are often supported on a 1:1 basis, it is therefore essential to be able to work as part of a close-knit team to ensure each student is individually encouraged and supported.

This role is offered on a permanent, full-time basis and we would welcome applicants from either primary or secondary background.

In brief, the role will involve:

  • Supporting the Head Teacher and assisting with the leadership and development of the teaching team
  • Leading the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the curriculum
  • Monitoring progress and targets to ensure that each individual student meets planned outcomes
  • Working as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team, supporting both clinical and residential teams, monitoring behaviour support plans, offering advice, support and consultation
  • Ensuring school policies and procedures are maintained in all aspects of school life, by promoting best practice
  • Positively working with families, carers and other professional bodies to ensure consistency
Key Skills Required

To apply for this role you must have a degree and QTS and be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Effective leadership skills with previous experience of leading and developing a team
  • Experience teaching students who have an Autism, behaviours which challenge and, ideally, additional complex needs.
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Proven experience in leading areas of whole-school responsibility
  • Confidence and ability to make sound decisions under pressure

Please apply online now or call 01745 562500 for further information

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Please note, although Outcomes First Group salaries are in-line with the National Teachers Pay Scale, Terms & Conditions of this position are specific to Outcomes First Group

Outcomes First Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone in our care and therefore this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check where suitable references will be sought prior to your employment start date.

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