Head of Sixth Form (with Science responsibility), Church Lawton, Staffordshire

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NAS Church Lawton SchoolChurch Lawton, Staffordshire

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Start date: 3rd September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £38,984 to £39,960 (LD 1 – LD2)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team. A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Head of Sixth Form at Church Lawton School you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.  

Who we are looking for 

We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking a suitably qualified Head of Sixth Form with Science responsibility to work across the Secondary Department within the school with experience of teaching KS3 and KS4 students to GCSE level.  Experience or knowledge of the Science Curriculum is essential. 

We were recently inspected in November 2017. The School was rated as Good. 

Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust, we cater for up to 60 young people aged 4-19 with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. As a part of the NAS Academies Trust, we are developing significant professional and working partnerships with the already established Independent NAS schools drawing on knowledge and expertise through professional working relationships to ensure best practise is shared. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the school’s post 16 curriculum offer where you will be working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, Teaching Staff and Learning Mentors to lead a group of eight post 16 pupils with a diagnosis of Autism to help them achieve their life long goals. 

You will also be required to teach KS3 & KS4 Science and to support and lead on aspects of whole School Science.  

We aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). Together, we will create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).  

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and experience of post 16 education and a desire for improving pupil outcomes (including those of high aspiration and vision), as well as some specialist ASD knowledge (through experience and/or practice). The right candidate will have a passion for teaching and learning and the skills to engage, inspire and motivate our students to support the school in raising achievement in Science in KS3 and KS4. You will also offer a flexible approach to your role and be confident in delivering your subject to a small group and across various levels of academic ability.  

Being a Head of Sixth Form requires enthusiasm, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.  

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.  

Along with a host of benefits– from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.  

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our Values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.  

How to apply 

To apply for this role, please visit https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/nas/displayjob.aspx?jobid=2356 to complete the online application form.  Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school. CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances. Please do not upload your CV to automatically populate the online application form.  

For more information about this job or to register for the school visit prior to application, please contact Stacy Booth, stacy.booth@naschurchlawton.cheshire.sch.uk    

School Visit: Wednesday, 18th April 2018 at 10.00am 

Closing date: Monday, 23rd April 2018 at 9.00am 

Interview date: Week Commencing 14th May 2018  

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.  

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. 

Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.  

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.  

We are an equal opportunities employer.



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More about NAS Church Lawton School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Cherry Tree Ave, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 3EL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1270 877 601