Head of Learning - FE (PIO), Basildon, Essex

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Pioneer SchoolBasildon, Essex

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Start date: Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 2c + SEN allowance + Fringe
Contract term: Permanent

Pioneer School is a purpose built mixed, day special school designated for children aged 3-19, who have been assessed as having a severe and complex learning difficulty.

We are looking for an exceptional leader committed to equipping young people with skills for life, through providing a broad curriculum which inspires a love of learning.

Do you have:-

  • Experience of working with students with SEND?
  • Experience of working with Post 16 students?
  • A proven track record of excellent teaching?
  • The ability to lead and foster positive professional relationships and work effectively with teaching and support staff?
  • Previous experience and responsibility for leading a subject area or department?
  • The ability and commitment to work as part of the school leadership team to develop strategic initiatives across the school?

If the answer is yes, there is an exciting opportunity for you to join our successful academy, helping to shape and influence the outcomes for a group of exceptional young people.

The successful candidate will need to contribute to the school’s strategic vision, advise on improving teaching and learning, be dedicated to inclusion at every level and demonstrate energy, passion and excellent leadership in a complex and changing environment.

Pioneer is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), a network of 67 primary, secondary and special academies. As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

Should you wish to discuss the position in more detail or visited the school please do not hesitate to contact Cathy Duff, Office Manager on 01268 243300.

Interviews: Thursday 8 February 2018

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.         

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More about Pioneer School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Pioneer School, Ghyllgrove, Basildon, Essex, SS14 2LA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1268 243300
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We are a successful, purpose built, mixed special school providing for children and young people between the ages of 3 – 19 with severe and complex learning difficulties, although we also aspire to support young people to the age of 25.

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