Director of Inclusion - Assistant Head, East Sussex

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Gildredge HouseEast Sussex

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Start date: 01/09/2020 or Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £51,311 - £56,579Director of Inclusion - Assistant Head
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


CLOSING DATE : Monday 6th January 2020 at 9.00am

START DATE: 1st September 2020, Easter start available

SCHOOL TOURS: Thursday 12th December 2019 (by appointment with the Head)

INTERVIEWS: Tuesday 14th January 2020

• Are you highly respected and able to galvanise people around you?

• Can you provide visionary thinking throughout a change process?

• Do you possess high emotional intelligence and resilience?

• Do you relish a challenge?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Gildredge House wants to hear from you.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Assistant Head Teacher: Director of Inclusion for our expanding 4-19 free school.

Our ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement (November 2018) is a strong foundation on which to build and develop the school.  The challenge is to sustain and further improve through every aspect of Gildredge House as it grows to full capacity in 2020.

In order to help deliver our vision we are looking to appoint an excellent Director of Inclusion who is committed to ensuring that we have a fully inclusive approach to the education of students with SEND, those in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant and those students who have High Prior Attainment.

Within this context, the newly-created role of Assistant Head Teacher: Director of Inclusion represents an exciting and rewarding professional opportunity. You will help us continue to build on the success of our school, with a keen eye on developing curriculum and practice for students with SEND, PPG and High Prior Attainment, making sure no student is left behind.

As member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, you will contribute strategic and logistical skills in support of the school’s aims and development planning. If you are ambitious for progression into Senior Leadership and have further ambitions for Deputy Headship or Headship then this role will provide a fertile environment for leadership development at the highest level of the establishment.  You will receive expert coaching from the Head Teacher as you develop.

Salary range: £51,311 rising to £56,579 (GH Leadership Scale points L10-L14, 2019-20) 

Note: salary figures include a cost of living increase of 2.75%.

Teaching: 0.3-0.5 of a secondary teaching timetable, depending on subject(s) offered.

At Gildredge House each individual is known and valued. Students are inspired to discover their passions and realise their academic potential, taking advantage of an effective system of monitoring and support. The school's ethos and pastoral care systems are crucial to this and we pride ourselves on offering a caring and enriching environment for both students and staff. 

Gildredge House offers:

• continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19

• an expectation of high academic standards leading to Sixth Form studies

• smaller than average class sizes at KS4 and KS5

• strong discipline

• student leadership programmes

• excellent pastoral care

• an extended school day for older students

• a broad range of extra-curricular activities

• parent and community involvement

Our school motto: 'Aspire'

If you are interested in the position please download the Application Pack on our website.

Please complete the Application for Employment and References & Monitoring Form and return to by 9.00am on Monday 6th January 2020.

If you wish to discuss the post further, or arrange for a tour of the school and meet the Head Teacher, Mr Stuart Reeves, please contact him at 

Gildredge House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All offers of employment with the school are subject to pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in UK, a satisfactory Enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List check and a Declaration that they are not a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

More about Gildredge House
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1323 400650
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