Required 1 September 2020 to or sooner if possible.
West Lancashire Community High school caters for young people with a wide range of complex and additional needs and we provide specialist educational support across KS3, 4 and 5. We offer a diverse range of learning experiences through a broad curriculum that incorporates a range of interventions, offsite experiences, work related learning and addresses categories within the Education, Health and Care Plan.
We are seeking an inspiring and experienced educational practitioner to provide strategic and operational leadership that will take our school to the next step 'Outstanding'. You will be a role model that inspires the delivery our school's vision, values, aims and curriculum to the highest professional standards. You will work collaboratively with the whole school community to ensure that our students overcome barriers to learning and gain experiences which equip them with the skills for their futures. Your role will ultimately be accountable for all areas of strategy, operational and educational and financial performance of the school and the management of all staff. A key priority is to develop partnerships with the wider community and further enhance links with agencies and organisations.
Applications are welcomed from Headteachers and senior leaders with amongst other things, the ability to lead and manage a wide range of staff with a strong and collaborative leadership style and the ability to motivate and inspire others across the whole school community; experience of successful leadership within the SEND school environment; a proven track record in school improvement with knowledge and understanding of pupils with a wide range of complex and moderate needs.
If you feel you have the experience, skills, knowledge and abilities to take on this role, further information can be found on the school website: www.westlancs.lancs.sch.uk
The school has achieved recognition in the following areas:
National Autistic Society, School Games - Gold Award, Forest Schools, International Schools.
Shortlisting date: 9 January 2020.
Interviews and Assessment: 23 and 24 January 2020.
The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.
Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed. A school tour is available on: Thursday 12 December 11am or 1pm & Friday 13 December 11am or 1pm. If you would like to attend a tour, please email the Business Manager, Claire Codling to confirm your attendance at: Business.email@example.com
Application forms: Please apply online. Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form. Please return the completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 6 January 2020 at 9am.