As a consequence of the previous postholder’s promotion, Governors of Trinity School are seeking to appoint to the vacant Deputy Headteacher post responsible for standards, organisation and behaviour from April 2018. We are seeking to appoint an exceptional experienced Qualified Teacher to support our senior leadership team to continue to build upon our many existing strengths including continuing to deliver a truly outstanding education and preparation for adult living for all of our pupils.
We already have one experienced Deputy Headteacher in post who oversees quality assurance for teaching and learning, including CPD. This second vacant Deputy Headteacher role will work closely alongside the Headteacher and present Deputy having a specific focus on whole school standards, curriculum, assessment, organisation and behaviour.
This role working with other members of the senior and middle leadership team will be responsible for the strategic direction of the curriculum, the collection and interpretation of data related to pupil attainment and to provide outstanding organisation of the school. Specifically:
· the management, organisation and administration of the curriculum development function of the school.
· developing whole school curriculum, assessment and organisation policies and practices.
· evaluating the impact of school improvement strategy (SIS) on performance.
· identifying the priorities for continuous improvement and raising standards via curriculum development and assessment
· Presenting whole school data and being accountable for feedback to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including Ofsted and the Governors
· a focus on pupil behaviour management and supporting strategies
· ensuring equality of opportunity
· a focus on risk assessments across a range of areas from behaviour support to curriculum areas and off-site visits.
· ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the school's aims and objectives.
· supporting the planning and strategic direction of CPD using progress and performance data
· overseeing the management of the Extended Schools offer and the 48 week provision
· supporting the performance management process for identified staff so that achievements and good practice are recognised, underperformance is challenged, as well as targets for improvements and development being agreed and monitored.
We are looking for a qualified teacher who has undertaken post-qualification studies and possesses a clearly visible career history demonstrating aspirational aims towards Deputy Headship. You will hold extensive experience of leading teams along with mentoring and developing the skills and knowledge of colleagues. It is essential that you are currently serving as an Assistant or Deputy Headteacher and that you possess either extensive experience of senior management in either a special school as a Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher or in a senior teaching role in a special school or specialist provision, which is well established in middle management.
Because of the varied and demanding nature of the role, we are asking that applicants also possess experience of leading teams in curriculum or policy development, of providing or organising training for other staff along with evidence of successful experience of teaching pupils across a broad range of the attainment spectrum. Also important is evidence of expertise and success in raising pupil achievement and securing school improvement, to include collecting and interpreting pupil attainment data.
Your personal qualities will include a passion for improving outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, along with knowledge and experience of special needs education, ideally in a range of settings. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead, manage and motivate staff along with good self-management skills, such as time management. It goes without saying that you must be an excellent communicator with skills to build and support strong effective teams. As this role will have a whole school strategic view, the ability to build and develop effective partnerships with stakeholders and the wider community is vital.
Closing date for applications: 3pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017
Visits/Tours to the School by prior appointment are available on 11 and 12 October 2017
Interview date: currently planned for 9 November 2017