We are The Witherslack Group. At our inspirational Integrated Learning Centres, we offer outstanding opportunities, experiences and support. Each one offers state-of-the-art learning resources, specialist facilities and qualified experienced staff and as our young people learn and grow, we encourage our team to develop too. If you are ambitious and resilient, we will give you the chance to build an exciting career in a fast-growing organisation, where you are free to achieve your potential. We grow careers and we grow together at Witherslack.
Meadow View Learning Centre
As Head Teacher of Meadow View Learning Centre, you will be energised by the chance to lead a diverse school community. Meadow View is one of our Integrated Therapeutic Learning Centres, which provide a high level of education, therapeutic support and care. The centre caters for 9 young people, who live on site in our 52 week children’s home provisions. These specialist sites require close working with the onsite children’s homes team, working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our young people.
You bring real passion for what you do, coupled with an understanding of the potential challenges surrounding working alongside children with SEMH. This will ensure you inspire your team to deliver the best for our young people, and working together to maintain and improve our ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. With your leadership, staff will develop into excellent classroom practitioners. Meanwhile, you will excel at leading a unique Learning Centre upholding the highest standards. Your challenge also involves building the commercial success of the Learning Centre: you will aim for optimum occupancy, placement stability, cost efficiency and the development of growth plans.
To be a first-class Head Teacher, you need patience and great communication skills that you will use when dealing with young people with SEN, as well as parents, carers and staff. Enthusiastic and resilient, you will be a multi-talented professional who’s committed to education, and stays calm in challenging situations. In return, we will help you innovate and continue your professional development. You can expect both support and challenge from our Regional Director, as well as access to a range of specialists, these include Safeguarding, Behaviour and Inclusion Team, Assessment and Quality Evaluation experts, Clinical Team and the Group Commercial team. Naturally, you will have the chance to network with other Head Teachers and senior Group leaders.
Witherslack Group is a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum conditions, Asperger’s Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs), complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. With 100% of our young people going on to further education, training or employment, all our schools are rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Each one has its own specialist therapeutic team, full of qualified, experienced experts; they include Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Practitioners and Occupational Therapists. What’s more, our growth plans mean we will be offering even more incredible opportunities to great people.
For children with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That is what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. With our high staff-to-child ratio and in-house clinical teams, we are proud to have won a reputation for excellence. Our aspirational homes, schools and ethos help us achieve the best possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.
We know you’re going to do great things. We offer a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. You will receive a competitive salary, company car / car allowance, 10% performance related pay, long term incentive scheme (up to 30% per annum), teacher’s pension, family private health care, full school holidays and relocation if you decide to make a big move.
If you would like to discuss the role further or arrange a visit to the school, please contact John O’Neill, Regional Director on 07469 143796
The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.
Closing Date: 20th March 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 26th March 2018
Start Date: September 2018 (or as soon after with notice)