Head of English
Unsted Park School & Sixth Form, Munstead Heath Road, Godalming, Near Guildford, Surrey, GU7 1UW
Permanent - Full Time
M1 – M6 £24,859 to £37,758 together with a SEN allowance of £2,149 per annum and the possibility of an additional TLR allowance depending on qualifications and experience
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Unsted Park School is a specialist residential and day school/6th form college for children and young people with high functioning Autistic Spectrum Condition (or Aspergers). We are committed to providing the highest level of education and care in a safe, positive environment that enables each individual to achieve his or her maximum potential.
The focus of the whole school approach is in three core areas: education, independence and inclusion. Based on these core areas we provide individual, child-centred programmes which recognise individual abilities and strengths and help students to reach their full potential.
The post holder will be required to manage, lead and deliver the desired curriculum within the classroom environment.
To provide leadership of their area of responsibility sharing its drive and outcomes across the staff team;
Provide outstanding learning opportunities for all pupils;
Provide regular reporting to the schools SLT with regards to specific area of responsibility;
Support the SLT in implementing the schools polices and ethos;
Ensure effective use of resources and allocated budget to meet the needs of the pupils and designated responsibility;
To provide, where required, whole school leadership and oversight of the directed area of responsibility;
The post will suit professional individuals who are prepared to work flexibly in a vibrant, caring and supportive environment.
It would be beneficial for all candidates to visit the school prior to applying so that they can appreciate the responsibilities of this post and meet members of the Senior Leadership Team.
It is a requirement of the post holder that candidates must have previous experience of working with pupils with SEN as well as experience of whole school practices and initiatives.
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From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.