This vacancy arises as the current postholder has been promoted to a Headship in Cambridgeshire. Come and be part of an exciting and creative academy in Nuneaton for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs.
In September 2015, MacIntyre Academies Trust opened a new Academy in Nuneaton, Warwickshire; catering for children and young people aged between 9 years (Year 5) and 19 years with an autism diagnosis and / or an underlying condition that has enabled them to receive an EHC plan for ASC or SEMH. We plan to expand to admit Y3 (age 7) in the near future. MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.
Due to the promotion of the current postholder to Headship we are recruiting for a creative and inspirational Assistant Principal to join us. It is a really exciting opportunity to be part of something very special. We have a leadership team of 5; our 3 APs oversee all Provision and Pastoral aspects between them.
Our teachers work with timetabled groups, probably supported by an HLTA and 2 TAs, to deliver the academic and well being curriculum. Classes are usually between 7 and 10 students. The Academy is well staffed and committed to the Professional Development of all; roles can be tailored to allow strengths to be shown as well as areas for development or professional interest to be experienced and understood.
They are exceptional classroom practitioners and have demonstrable experience of working with Children and Young People with either social and emotional needs or Autism, associated challenging behaviour or other complex needs, whilst demonstrating proven experience of implementing the national curriculum. They are able to implement strategies for raising achievement across the curriculum and are committed to their further professional development.
As an Assistant Principal you will be part of the oversight of our PBS and families work, emotional support and curriculum delivery for young people aged 9 – 19. The tasks are varied and can be tailored to strengths – e.g. EHCP targets being put into action, off site opportunities and QA, providing outreach to other settings and supporting our own staff with their practice and own well being.
Your first task will be to appoint a Lead Practitioner for PBS and Student wellbeing (Interviews set for Thurs 7th November) to enable you to have a more strategic view across the entire holistic curriculum than the current postholder. This will, at least initially, mean that you work closely with our 3 Family Footings workers as well as our Compassionate Schools Team (2.6 FTE), Occupational therapist (Full time), Educational Psychology (WCC bought in 1 day a week) and Speech and Language Therapist (WCC 0.3 FTE)