Leadership Scale Fringe L11 – L13
An excellent opportunity for an exceptional person who can inspire, lead and innovate to join the Senior Leadership Team of a supportive and forward-thinking Special School.
Pond Meadow Academy Trust is a specialist day school providing high quality education for approximately 150 young people from 2-19 years of age. Based in Guildford, Surrey, the school meets the needs of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Severe Learning Disabilities and Complex and Profound Learning Disabilities (including complex medical needs).
The school converted to a Special Academy on 1st November 2014 and has been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in our last four inspections. Our person-centred educational approach supports every young person to lead a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life.
A very exciting career opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Headteacher to join our vibrant team of 130 staff and play a significant part in the strategic development of our outstanding Academy. We wish to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated individual who is ready to embrace and lead a culture of change, who is an outstanding teacher, with a proven track record of being able to mentor and coach others. A thorough understanding of how children with a range of needs learn is essential. In addition, a creative approach to delivering learning outcomes and to solving day to day problems as they arise would be welcomed.
This role is considered to be ‘regulated’ and as part of our rigorous approach to safeguarding children, candidates will be subject to enhanced DBS approval and will participate in regular safeguarding training and updates
We are looking for an inspiring and committed Assistant Headteacher who:
- Is committed to providing progressive learning opportunities that enable all learners to achieve our aspirations
- Has experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams to best prepare young people for adulthood
- Is an outstanding teacher with extensive teaching experience of young people with complex special educational needs
- Has experience of leading, managing and supporting the development of colleagues through coaching or mentoring
- Ensures our development priorities are achieved through collective action, implementation, maintaining momentum and evaluation
- Is a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills
Pond Meadow is a welcoming and truly unique school where the values of Learning, Independence, Respect and Equality sit at the heart of everything we do. If you are committed to high quality education for all then we would love to hear from you.
We offer excellent training and support long with the Teachers’ Pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.
If you would like to discuss aspects of the role further or arrange a possible visit please contact Emily Hayward, Headteacher, details as in advert.
Closing date: Friday 6th November
Interviews: Thur 19th November
Start Date: January 2021
Pond Meadow School 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.