Assistant Head –Sherwood Park School
Sherwood Park Campus: Streeters Lane – Wallington Surrey SM6 7NP
Sherwood Hill Campus: Stanley Park Road – Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3HW
Salary: L8 to L15 (£53,499 to £62,926)
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Start Date: Autumn Term 2021
Sherwood Park School is an all age (3-19) Foundation Special School for pupils with Severe/ Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and /or disabilities (SLD/PMLD), as well as pupils who are on the Autistic spectrum (ASD) with complex needs. The school is unique, and comprises of the Sherwood Park and Sherwood Hill campuses to meet the highly individualised needs of each of the learners.
Sherwood Park School is an extremely dynamic special school with high aspirations for all its pupils. We are always looking for new ways to ensure our pupils to achieve the very best outcomes, enabling them to become fully active citizens and we pride ourselves on putting the child at the centre of everything we do.
Our curriculum ensures that our pupils, who come from a wide range of backgrounds, have exceptional opportunities to excel and access exciting opportunities in school, and beyond school, to develop their physical, social and emotional well-being.
Due to the retirement of our previous Head and Deputy, we are a newly established senior leadership team, who have enormous ambition for our pupils and are looking for a senior leader to join our team.
We will expect you to oversee the day to day running of one of the school’s campuses with support from the Deputy Headteacher and the Headteacher and to work effectively as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and wider school teams to demonstrate and articulate the school vision and values in day-to-day practice.
You will have:
• A National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML), degree, management qualification or equivalent
• A proven track record of developing appropriate personalised curriculum for pupils with special educational needs leading to positive academic, personal and social outcomes
• Successful experience of leading a department
• Experience of regularly delivering consistently good and outstanding teaching.
• The ability to engage, motivate and successfully manage staff to deliver an established vision, values and aspirations
We are looking for the right person who has a respect and ambition for our pupils with the desire to change our children’s lives for the better – we look forward to hearing from you!
Safeguarding Recruitment Statement
Sherwood Park School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application, satisfactory references, Occupational Health pre-employment screening, Enhanced DBS check, Identity check, Right to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications applicable to the role.
Due to the current Covid-19 measures we are unfortunately unable to offer a tour of the school campuses. However, information regarding our outstanding facilities can be found on our website.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact David Murden, Headteacher.
The closing date for applications: 26th April 2021 at midday
Interview date: Expected w/c 10th May 2021 (format to be confirmed subject to Covid-19 Regulations)
Please note applicants must demonstrate how they meet all sections and sub-sections of the person specification for this role.
Sherwood Park 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. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Level Disclosure.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.