Head of Education: Deputy Principal, Devon

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Dawlish Federation of Special SchoolsDevon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 - L21 (£58,389 - £63,779)
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exceptional opportunity for an inspirational and strategic education leader to demonstrate outstanding leadership, passion and vision for delivering high quality education to secure outstanding outcomes for all pupils. The role offers a unique, rewarding, and rare opportunity to be part of the executive leadership team in a highly specialised school environment with residential provision.

Set in the Dawlish residential community in the very beautiful South Devon, our newly merged weekly residential special school, Orchard Manor School, will provide an all-through provision for children and young people aged 3-19 years with a continuum of needs including autistic spectrum conditions, communication and interaction difficulties, learning difficulties and social development needs.

You will be committed to putting children and their families at the heart of all decision making, and developing an outstanding 'waking curriculum' to ensure the very best outcomes for each of our pupils You will understand the importance of securing and maintaining highly effective relationships with the school community, and the importance of empowering our pupils, staff and parents. You will maintain high expectations and challenge to raise the level of achievement and outcomes for all our pupils.

This is an exciting opportunity to create a forward thinking and outward looking centre of educational excellence in a highly specialist educational and residential setting that provides the highest quality of education and care to all our pupils.

The successful candidate will have proven leadership experience in a successful setting. You will have high emotional intelligence and be a proven team player and builder, able to lead by example, modelling the highest of professional standards to promote the highest possible standards of achievement, progress and personal development for all members of the new school.

In return, Orchard Manor can offer you the opportunity to lead and work with a dedicated and talented staff in a school that promotes a positive ethos, fully embraces diversity and difference, and values the uniqueness of every individual. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the new school’s education provision and future growth, and to nurture our pupils and staff to truly excel in all they can possible achieve.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to visit prior to shortlisting. And these are by appointment only on either the 8th or 9th of May 2018. Please telephone Jayne Davis on 01626 862939 to arrange a date and time.

Please submit your application form which can be found on the school website www.dawlish-ratcliffe.devon.sch.uk by email to jdavis@dawlish-ratcliffe.devon.sch.uk  

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

This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Closing date: 15 May 2018

Interview date: 22 & 23 May 2018



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Address: C/o Oaklands Park School, John Nash Drive, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9SF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1626 862363
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