Head of ASD Base, Wandsworth

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Southmead Primary SchoolWandsworth

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Pay Scale Plus TLR
Contract term: Permanent

Southmead Primary School is a thriving and vibrant place of learning, where we value and harness everyone’s contribution in our pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our work. You will be joining an ambitious, dedicated and happy team.

If you have a true passion for teaching and learning and want to help all our children make the best possible progress from their starting points; if you have children at the heart of your teaching practice then we are the school for you. We are a culturally diverse school and welcome applications from all.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for supporting children with SEN, to lead and continue to develop the ASD Base and its committed team.

The successful applicant will lead and manage the team of staff within the base and will have a key role in training and supporting mainstream staff and in ensuring that the Base is a fully integrated aspect of the school. Applicants will be committed to working with other professionals to create an outstanding inclusive provision.

We are looking for someone who:

• is an excellent classroom practitioner with high expectations 

• has experience of working with children  with ASD   

• has experience of working within a resource base or specialist provision  

• is an enthusiastic and hardworking team player 

• has a strong commitment to school improvement 

• is ambitious with the ability to motivate and inspire 

• secures high levels of achievement  

• is committed to safeguarding all our children and their emotional well-being 

• is able to communicate effectively with all members of the school community

In return we can offer you:

• Happy children who love learning and are proud of their school 

• A welcoming, caring and dedicated staff who are committed to providing the best outcomes for our children 

• Clear succession planning to enable all staff to develop leadership skills for the future 

• Excellent opportunities for continued professional development 

• Dedicated release time 

• A strong, ambitious and supportive leadership team 

• A nurturing, inclusive culture and ethos that recognises the efforts of all members of the school community 

• A specialist OT and SALT both working 2 days a week in the base

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed  - if you would like to  arrange a visit to the school please contact, Vanessa Lewis, Office Manager, on 0208 788 8901 or via email Vanessa.lewis@southmead.wandsworth.sch.uk

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively an application pack can be found on the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

For any further details please contact the school on the telephone number or email below.

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email or post.

Closing date: 20 April 2018 at midday Interviews: 23 April 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

SOUTHMEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL Princes Way, London, SW19 6QT  Tel: 0208 788 8901 Fax: 0208 788 8782 Email: office@southmead.wandsworth.sch.uk



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Princes Way, Wimbledon, London, SW19 6QT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8788 8901
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