Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning (Literacy), Somerset

Sky CollegeSomerset
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for an inspirational and student centred Assistant Head with a specialism in English and Literacy. The successful candidate will make an important contribution to continuing to raise standards, set high expectations and provide expertise and passion in equal measures to ensure innovative practice puts the school at the forefront of specialist education and intervention.  

We offer excellent Key Stage 2, 3, and 4 provision for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication) needs. 

To be part of our team you need to be dynamic, resilient and passionate about equipping students with the skills and qualifications that will open doors for them for the rest of their lives. Experience of teaching KS3/4 with evidence of success in external qualifications is essential with experience of teaching across the age range, nurture practice and/or SEN Teaching desirable. 

You may have experience of working with students who are SEMH or you may be looking for your first role in an SEN setting, you must, however, be motivated to make a positive difference to our students’ learning journey and care deeply about their wellbeing and personal development.

The successful applicant will have experience of successfully working with students who have complex and diverse needs, enthusiasm and tenacity to work in a challenging but highly rewarding environment, the highest professional standards in your classroom practice and a passion for excellence in every interaction with young people.

For further information or an informal conversation please contact Emma Mottram on 01823 275569 or visit our website   

Please email applications to  the closing date for applications is 21 May 2019

Sky College is committed to Safeguarding and the welfare of its students. All staff share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: 21 May 2019, interviews are to be held on 23 and 24 May

More about Sky College
Address: Pickeridge Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 7HW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1823 275569