At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as outstanding in every way. We will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
Hawley Woods School in Camberley is due to open in Autumn 2024. As Head Teacher you will be an integral part of the project team, designing, building and registering a brand-new state-of-the-art school for secondary age children with autism spectrum conditions and social, emotional and mental health needs. You will also lead on the recruitment of a new staff team in readiness for welcoming in the first children from Autumn 2024.
Once open you will ensure consistent, high-quality education is delivered to all children that attend the school, so they are enabled to grow spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
You will ensure effective behaviour management strategies are adhered to so a rich learning environment exists for all children. You will provide equality of opportunity by encouraging, developing, and challenging the abilities, skills and interests of each pupils recognising and valuing their differences. You will encourage each child to participate with confidence and enthusiasm and develop a sense of self respect, independence, responsibility, and fun.
You will ensure the quality of learning experiences for all our children is best in class and that the school demonstrates substantial pupil progress on both academic and non-academic levels, whilst instilling a culture of best practice in the school where everyone is working to achieve a common goal which is clearly understood by all.
You will create a working environment within which colleagues are motivated and empowered to support all children to achieve their best possible outcomes.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a can-do attitude who is committed to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school. You will hold QTS and ideally NPQH. A qualification in SEND is desirable. You will have demonstrable leadership and management experience in a SEN school along with substantial experience teaching children with autism spectrum conditions and social emotional and mental health needs. You will have had involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning, and you will be able to demonstrate your experience of successful line management and staff development along with your experience of working with therapeutic teams and developing a relevant curriculum.
We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
- a competitive salary, discretionary bonus, life assurance and enhanced pension contributions
- full school holidays
- comprehensive induction programme and ongoing continued professional development and training
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- a supportive group of peers within sister schools across Kedleston Group
- perks platform with access to a variety of discounts and savings
- wellbeing - employee assistance service, information and advice on health and wellbeing, annual flu vaccination
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
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