Head of Secondary, Derby

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The Kingsmead SchoolDerby

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 - L21
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Derby’s most disadvantaged learners need you to transform their futures.

Kingsmead is a school with a vision and a mission: we’re here to help some of the most vulnerable young people in Derby gain the life skills to get ahead. Offering integrated provision, including our Special School and Pupil Referral Unit, we work with between 160 and 220 secondary students with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs. You will take our secondary provision to the next level.

Driving the development of the Senior Leadership Team, you will place excellence at the heart of everything we do and champion the highest standards of teaching and learning. Taking ownership of our curriculum, you will realise the full potential of every member of the team – and of course every pupil, as you create policies to address underachievement and go the extra mile to narrow the gap for our most disadvantaged learners. At the same time, you will take a holistic view of education and drive up standards of attendance and behaviour, whilst giving our students the confidence and social skills to hold their own in any situation.

An ambitious, resilient and inspiring teacher and school leader, you will be well versed in ESMH strategies and capable of finding solutions for pupils with severe behavioural difficulties. A strong interest in virtual learning solutions and other cutting-edge techniques would be very useful, as would awareness of EAL/ESOL best practice, but it’s your ability to engage hard-to-reach students and secure their loyalty that will matter most. Show us that you can transform our curriculum and enhance our outcomes and we will give you all the encouragement you need to accelerate your career.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Jenny on 01332 973830 or j.barbour@kingsmead.derby.sch.uk

For further information and an application form, please click on the apply link.

Closing date: Friday, 27th April 2018.

Interview date: Tuesday, 8th and Wednesday, 9th May 2018.

Opportunity to visit: Friday, 13th April PM, Tuesday, 17th April AM and Wednesday, 25th April AM

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all our students as our number one priority. This includes a commitment to robust Recruitment, Selection and Induction procedures. 



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Bridge Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3LB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1332 973830