Deputy Headteacher, Upminster, Essex

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Corbets Tey SchoolUpminster, Essex

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13-L17
Contract term: Permanent

Corbets Tey School seeks an enthusiastic and ambitious leader who will make a real difference to the lives of children who present with challenges to their learning.  Our school is a popular and over-subscribed, foundation, special school catering for 112 children with significant, complex and wide ranging learning needs. We have recently extended our offer to cater for 26 students from 16-19 on our new satellite site in Rainham.  

Our aim is to inspire, nurture and challenge all of our children and young people, enabling them to reach their full potential through a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum designed to meet their significant needs. We are at an exciting and challenging stage of our school development. Our leadership team will be extended to support our growing offer to include: Headteacher, two Deputies, Assistant Headteacher and our Business and School Improvement Leader.

Governors would like to appoint a positive and energetic person who is passionate about improving life chances of children and young adults with a wide range of abilities.  The successful applicant will be an outstanding classroom practitioner who can help lead the staff team by example and is capable of delivering a broad range of subjects in a way that excites, motivates and engages vulnerable and challenging children.  We need a dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our team with the ability to demonstrate clear vision and plan strategically to share in the leadership and continued development and improvement of our school.  

We offer you: 

• A strong team with high expectations;

 • Teaching aimed at securing 100% engagement and outstanding pupil progress;

 • Delightful, friendly and enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn with supportive parents;

 • Governors with ambition for the school and focused on the steps to improvement; • An opportunity to be innovative and make change happen.  

You will: 

• Be passionate about high-quality teaching and learning for children of all abilities;

 • Enthuse and engage children and staff with your approach to teaching and learning;

 • Be an excellent practitioner, who can inspire, lead, challenge, support and empower others to drive our school forward into its new phase; 

• Be an experienced, resourceful leader who will have the vision and drive to build on our successes and raise standards even higher; 

• Be a good communicator with excellent interpersonal skills; 

• Have an ability to forge strong, effective links within our community; 

• Make a significant contribution to raising standards;

 • Have a good understanding and experience of pupils with a wide range of SEN including complex needs. 

Visits to the school are essential. Please contact Emma Shillinglaw at for an appointment. 

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 15th October 2017

Interviews to be held on 18th and 19th October 2017  

This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure. All posts are subject to DBS checks.

Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our school, superseding any other considerations. Havering Schools comply with the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 DfE guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability.

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More about Corbets Tey School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Harwood Hall Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2YQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1708 225888