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Head of Centre / Deputy Headteacher

New River College (PRU)Islington

Thinking of a role to further your education career?

Are you ready for a new challenge?

New River College can provide both.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional and aspiring school leader who is looking for a new challenge and has a flexible approach, to join a committed team at New River College.

New River College is looking to appoint a Head of Centre/Deputy Headteacher to be responsible for the leadership and management of New River College Medical, based at Elthorne Road and the Whittington Hospital Classroom. The postholder will oversee the implementation of effective policies and procedures that support high standards of educational achievement for our pupils. The role will include all aspects of self-evaluation, curriculum delivery and management of teachers and support staff in relation to teaching and learning activities. 

We are looking for the right person who relishes a challenge, who has the ability to engage children with complex social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and who wants to contribute to the lives of children and young people with drive and passion. We particularly welcome applications from those from a black or ethnic minority background.

The successful applicant will have at least five years successful secondary or primary phase teaching experience as well as a proven track record of leading teaching and learning within a secondary, primary or Alternative Provision establishment. 

New River College comprises of three pupil referral units in Islington (primary, secondary and medical), for pupils with social, emotional and mental health challenges (SEMH). We teach children and young people aged five to sixteen years old who have been permanently excluded or participate in our preventative programmes to address their behaviour, and children and young people with complex SEMH or medical needs. New River College is split across four sites so a willingness to work across multiple sites is essential.

Closing date: 16th May 2021

For an informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit please contact Nigel Smith, Executive Headteacher on 020 7504 0534 option 2 / 

New River College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check will be required. Also, if this post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to declare.

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