Newhaven School- King’s Park: Deputy Head of Campus
An Assistant Head is required to join this rapidly expanding provision in the Royal Borough of Greenwich which meets the needs of young people with diagnoses of Autism and severe mental health concerns. You will ideally have experience with high functioning youngsters on the spectrum but more important to us is your ability to lead and inspire staff and students alike. An outstanding teacher with a can do attitude and the resilience to work with our challenging cohort, you are also excited by the prospect of working in a dynamic, forward looking environment and the opportunity to build something new and special.
Job title: Deputy Head of Campus
Salary: Leadership L12 – L14 (Inner London)
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
You will work alongside the Head of Campus and as part of the wider Newhaven leadership team. Your responsibilities will depend on your experience but will include some from teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, development of ICT and virtual learning, 6th form, learning outside, community and elements of staff wellbeing.
Although not essential you will have direct experience of intervention programmes and frameworks such as SPELL, TEACCH and SCERTS. A sound grounding in SEND is also desirable. You will be joining a senior leadership team who have overseen the rapid improvement and expansion of the service and who are determined to give our students the best opportunities possible to become successful, responsible citizens with bright futures. In addition we opened a new provision – ‘Newhaven King’s Park Campus’ moved into a refitted building in May 2016 (Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX). King’s Park is a school for students with a diagnosis of Autism (generally high functioning) and severe mental health needs). We currently have 23 students on roll at King’s Park in years 9,10,12 and 13 and offer a curriculum founded on academic progress, social communication and emotional literacy. We have been asked by the local authority to accelerate our expansion programme and are looking to recruit so we can accommodate up to 48 pupils by September 2017 and then 55 the year after.
Closing date Wednesday 22/03/2017 Midday
Interviews Week commencing 27/03/2017
Start date April 2017-September 2017
For further details about Newhaven School together with application details please visit: www.newhavenschool.co.uk or phone Jon Kelly (Deputy Head, Newhaven) to discuss the posts.
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Newhaven is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced with Barred List check through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) plus additional pre-employment checks.