As an Assistant Head Teacher at Avon Park School, part of the Witherslack Group. This is your chance to lead and shape our school and deliver the kind of education you always wanted to. Working as part of the senior leadership team, you will help to set the vision for the future of the school, ensuring we have the right people and plans in place to see that our young people – whatever their needs – leave the school feeling proud of what they’ve achieved and what they’re capable of. And with the backing of the broader management team, a range of supporting specialists and a plan to greatly enhance our school environment, we know we’re all set for a bright future.
That’s why we’re looking for someone who’s pretty unique. Ultimately, you’re an outstanding teacher who can continue to model this to colleagues in our setting through your teaching commitment, has a genuine passion and working knowledge of SEN in terms of practice and also legislative frameworks. We are also keen to take people forward to interview who can evidence that they have experience of closing the gaps in learning in learners experiencing challenge, particularly in core learning areas. As importantly, you’re someone who is resilient, innovative and has the type of enthusiasm that’s infectious, so that you bring about change in a positive way. You’re also sensitive, respectfully challenging, patient and kind: just the type of leader our students, staff and community can relate to.
For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Avon Park School and Witherslack Group. We are a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs), complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. We have a reputation for excellence and of achieving the highest possible outcomes. We also have the highest standard of safeguarding practice and any successful candidate MUST be willing to promote and model this ethos in their work with adults and young people.
Avon Park opened in 2013 and has undergone significant change since then. Avon Park is determined to create a learning environment and provision that meets the needs and potential of every child. We are looking to develop the breadth and quality of what we do on a continuing basis and in so doing invest in our environment. We are looking for someone who can be part of the team that manages continuing development and innovation.
We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we want to reward you with a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. You’ll receive a competitive salary, teacher’s pension (where applicable) and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Closing Date: 24th September 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 1st October 2018