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Head of Unit (Alternative Provision)- Wolverhampton

Vision for Education Ltd - Permanent Recruitment ServiceWolverhampton

Position: Head of School - Alternative Provision

Location: Wolverhampton

Salary: £27,607 - £35,787 depending on experience, qualifications and training

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time

About the school

The organisation are a multi-sited company with each school registered separately with the Department for Education as an Independent School. They specialise in teaching students whom may present challenging behaviours or are not suited to mainstream education for various reasons, including poor mental health. They offer an alternative curriculum to meet the needs of each student on an individual basis. Each of the schools have a maximum of 35 students.

Students within the schools are usually divided into:

  • Key Stage 3: Years 7- 9 (age 11-14)
  • Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11 (ages 14-16)

Teachers within the schools are usually divided into:

  • Specialist Teachers - GCSE, English, Maths and ICT
  • Vocational Teachers – multi-disciplinary teachers who deliver up to level 2 in subjects including: Careers, Science, PE, Wellbeing, Enrichment, Equality and Diversity, Art (this list is not exhaustive)

About the role

As Head of School your core responsibility will be to operationally manage the performance of the school, through close relationships with other members of the Leadership Team, Senior Leaders and Executive Team by ensuring that the school is providing high quality, alternative education for our students and ensuring the school is compliant at all times through an outstanding provision.

  • Fundamentally, the Head of School, in conjunction with and supported by members of the Leadership and Executive Team will:
  • Ensure compliance with the teacher standards, Independent School Standards, the Education Act and all statutory and contractual obligations;
  • Monitor and support the overall progress and development of all staff and students;
  • Plan, implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students;
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential;
  • Contribute to raising standards of student attainment;
  • Lead the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for spiritual, personal and academic growth

Applicants MUST have experience of the following:

  • Responsibility for the operational management of a training/ educational provision.
  • Responsibility for financial performance within a training/ educational provision.
  • Responsibility for developing, monitoring and evaluating an aspect of school provision.
  • Proven record of rigorous performance management of teaching staff and achieving outstanding results.
  • Experience of balancing a management approach remotely and having a physical presence.

Essential qualifications:

  • Teaching qualification, or equivalent with QTS or QTLS
  • A degree or equivalent subject specific qualification

In return, they offer:

  • Fantastic CPD opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

Vision for Education are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

How to apply

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education's Permanent Recruitment Team, please contact Nilo Noori on 0207 065 7536

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