Virtual School Head Teacher: Cared For Children, Cheshire East

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Cheshire East Council Virtual SchoolCheshire East
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £49,944
Contract term: Permanent

Job Reference Number: RB 0000hf
Hours: 37
Grade: M5
Salary:  £49,944
Department:   RB- Children's Services
Service: WA- Ra - Strategic Commissioning
Unit: RB A - Education Strategy
Area: Cheshire East

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live, work, visit and invest. We are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the area, employing around 4000 staff based in offices and other workplaces across the Borough. As a unitary council, we provide many different services and we offer a wide range of opportunities to job applicants from all backgrounds, ages, skills and interests. Our aim is to have a diverse workforce that understands and represents the communities they serve.

We work hard to deliver a brighter future together by asking our staff to live our values which we believe underpin our success. To us working together with partners, residents and businesses enables us to provide the best possible outcomes for children & young people.

If you would like to be part of our team and want to contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate and are willing to work as part of a team we would like to hear from you for our current vacancy.

Cheshire East Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such, any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings that are ‘not protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013) relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. You must therefore, disclose whether you have any previous convictions where prompted to do so within the application process.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.
Interviews are scheduled for 30th May.

The post of Virtual School Head teacher: Cared for Children will include responsibility to:

  • To ensure that there is an effective strategy for promoting the educational provision of Cared for Children which improves the educational experience and outcomes of all cared for children including those placed out of authority.
  • To provide the leadership of the Virtual School which ensures that the educational attainment and progress of all Cared for Children is effectively monitored and evaluated, actively promoting their welfare, health and wellbeing.
  • To champion the educational needs of Cared for Children at a local, regional and national level, ensuring the voice of pupils and celebrating individual successes at every opportunity. 

Applicants will need to have experience of working at a senior level in the education sector.
This exciting post sits within the Education and Skills Directorate led by Jacky Forster.  This is an excellent time to be joining the Council and this Directorate and the ability to shape and influence key work streams across the education sector are vital attributes we are looking for in successful candidates. For an informal discussion on this post, please contact Claire Williamson, Head of Service:  Education Participation and Pupil Support on 01606 271780
Any candidate must demonstrate a passion to improve outcomes for children demonstrated through clear leadership with the child at the centre of any strategy or policy. 
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More about Cheshire East Council Virtual School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Address: C/o Cheshire East Council, 1st Floor Fitzgerald House, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1625 374974