April 2019 (or sooner if possible)
The CEO of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust, the Local Advisory Board, Staff, parents and Learners of Rivermead School are looking for an inspirational, visionary leader who is passionate about enabling young people to become the best that they can be.
The successful applicant will have the skills, enthusiasm and energy to continue to move the school forward. They will need to understand the diverse needs of the learners in the school and be able to ensure that each learner’s needs are met in a way that enables all to achieve their potential both academically and socially.
Rivermead is a community special school for young people aged 11 to 19 years with a range of complex needs. Our specialism is in Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers Syndrome. We are a forward thinking and imaginative school where everyone’s ideas and skills are valued, nurtured and utilised to the full. Rivermead is a good school which ‘Senior Leaders expect pupils to achieve good academic standards, but also recognise the importance of developing personal, social and independence skills’ and ‘Pupils’ behaviour in lessons, before school and during the less structured times is exceptional’ (Ofsted, 2018).
A committed teaching staff with a range of specialisms deliver a rich and challenging curriculum differentiated to meet the needs of each learner. Learners are encouraged to achieve their full potential academically and all achieve success in GCSE and other public examinations in year 11.
A strong emphasis on personal growth and developing independence is promoted throughout the school both in the curriculum and through the wide variety of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 28th January 2019
Shortlisting: Thursday 31st January 2019
Interviews will be held: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th February 2019
Please contact Syvonne Wilson on (Direct) 01223 907 976, (Switch board) 01223 907 979, (Mobile) 07500889504 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential conv ersation or to arrange a school visit.
All completed applications to be sent to Syvonne Wilson email: email@example.com by 12 noon on Monday 28th January 2019.