TreeHouse School is an Ofsted “outstanding” non-maintained special school and sixth form for pupils aged 4 – 19. We've been providing specialist education for children with autism since 1997 to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve. We have more than 140 dedicated members of staff including qualified teachers, behaviour professionals, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists all working together to support our children and young people to learn and flourish.
To ensure our continuous improvement we are recruiting for an Assistant Head of Pupil Support and Welfare to join our School Senior Leadership Team, ensuring the best possible educational outcomes for children and young people through creating and maintaining an efficient and effective learning environment, with an ambitious curriculum and assessment framework that measures learning.
As Assistant Head you will have the opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our young people. This is a significant role both within TreeHouse and Ambitious about Autism as we seek to promote the safety, personal development and behaviour of our cohort. As Designated Safeguarding lead we will provide full training and support to ensure you are up to date and able to discuss with a specialist team complex cases.
You will have responsibility for:
Contributing to school planning both strategically and operationally and contribute to the school Self Evaluation and the School Development Plan.
Work with other similar post holders across Ambitious about Autism to future develop best practice within every discipline and within Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
Work closely with the Deputy Head to ensure a positive and effective approach to transdisciplinary working between teachers, health professionals, support, care leads and Behaviour Analysts.
Take the role as the School Designated Safeguarding Lead, responsible for child protection and e-learning. Working with the Head of School to ensure school staff are aware of how to raise safeguarding concerns, are suitably trained to produce accurate and secure records and refer cases to the Local Authority LADO.
Lead on pupil health and safety in relation to behaviour, reporting to the SLT, Governors and Charity ensuring the assessment strategies, positive handling, plans and risk assessment are in place.
The closing date for applications is 09:00AM on Friday 18th October 2019
Interview date: Monday 28th October 2019
Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.