We have a vacancy for an assistant headteacher/ SENDCo from Easter 2019. John Keble School is a two-form entry, happy, vibrant learning community. We are committed to providing the best possible education for all of our children, nurturing and teaching them in a Christian environment.
The successful applicant will join a leadership team consisting of Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and five Assistant Headteachers (four phase leaders and the SENDCo).
Working at John Keble School... Ofsted March 2018 says, "You are now driving the school to the next level. Encouraged and supported through your leadership, teachers share their best practice across the school, with good effect. There is a high level of challenge in all lessons. As a result, more pupils make consistently strong progress."
Children and families comment on how friendly the school is. We pride ourselves on how well staff are supported and encouraged. With a large leadership team, PPA takes place in teams and planning is joint and creative. We teach in a cross curricular way, planning to the children's interests across the school. The Ofsted quote above shows how we work effectively as a team, supporting each other. Support staff are included in all our CPD and have weekly tailored sessions. We buy into three different CPD packages to ensure high quality training for all staff. Supervision is also available for staff. For us as a school team, we believe it is vital that our children are offered as many experiences as possible to ensure that they are well equipped to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving society.
We work restoratively, placing emphasis on forming sound and positive relationships built on mutual trust. Our staff are all here to support the children – investing in tomorrow’s workforce and citizens ensuring they are academically, socially and emotionally prepared for the future.
Our expectations are consistently high; not just from ourselves as educators but also of the children and families who make our community. This role involves supporting the headteacher in managing and leading the school as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The role holds both responsibility for leading SEND, working alongside the Deputy Headteacher, who leads Inclusion.
The successful candidate will need to:
Be an exemplary teacher
Have a proven record of leadership
Have a proven record of improving outcomes for children with SEND
Have a passion for bringing creativity into children’s learning and development
Be able to accept challenges, inspire and motivate others
Have high expectations and a desire to raise standards
Be a committed team member
Be prepared to bring fresh perspectives to learning
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