Post Title: Assistant Headteacher – Ysgol Bryn Derw ASD Special School
Post Ref: POSN000336 (NCC6458)
Grade: L7 – L11, £47,707 - £52,643 per annum
Closing Date: 7th October 2020
Basis: Full Time/Permanent
Required for: January 2021
Ysgol Bryn Derw are offering a rare and exciting opportunity for an inspirational Assistant Headteacher to work in our growing school (opened September 2017) for young people aged 3-19 who have been diagnosed with ASD and associated complex learning difficulties. The school has grown rapidly from 32 pupils and 24 staff in September 2017 to 70 pupils and 57 staff in September 2020. Ysgol Bryn Derw was inspected by Estyn in March 2020 and received ‘Excellent’ ratings in 4 out of 5 areas.
We aim to provide the highest possible standards of education and support for all our pupils regardless of their level of need. We are looking for a committed leader who will thrive on this exciting opportunity to support the development of our school as part of a dynamic Senior Leadership Team. In the role of Assistant Headteacher, you will lead on the delivery of high quality teaching & learning across all ages & abilities, offering inspiring support & challenge to teachers & support staff, to help us deliver excellent experiences to all pupils every day.
The Governing Body are committed to appointing an Assistant Headteacher who:
• Has a genuine commitment and enthusiasm for raising standards of teaching and learning across the whole school
• Has a proven track record of successful strategic leadership and management skills with demonstrable experience in a Special School or other specialist setting
• Has strong knowledge of ASD specific teaching strategies
• Is forward thinking, imaginative and visionary, and able to develop a caring, nurturing learning environment
• Is able to build a relationship of mutual respect with the pupils, parents, staff and the Governing Body
• Is an experienced team leader able to demonstrate the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire staff and children through good interpersonal skills
• Will develop our commitment to working positively with parents, carers, the local authority and outside agencies
• Is able to work in partnership with the Headteacher and Governing Body to continue to raise standards through a shared vision
• Has experience of leading a significant whole school initiative
• Shares specialist best practice with other specialist and mainstream settings and outside agencies
• Has excellent organisational and communication skills
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 7th October 2020
Short Listing: Thursday 8th October 2020
Interviews scheduled for: Tuesday 13th October 2020
We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post requires you to be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).
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Newport City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.