Head of Learning Enrichment (maternity cover)
An exciting opportunity to lead this dynamic part of our fantastic Junior School
Due to maternity leave, we are seeking an excellent candidate for 1 year from September 2020 to lead this vital and rewarding area of Royal Russell Junior School. In this role, you will lead and manage the enrichment of learning in the Junior School, including pupils who are High Achievers (HA), pupils who have Special Educational Needs and or Disabilities and pupils for whom English is an Additional Language, across the 3-11 age phase. The Head of Learning Enrichment is a member of the Junior School Management Team (JSMT). This role is of vital importance to the success of individual pupils and in developing our whole school approach to individualised learning. Some flexibility in start date to Autumn half-term may be possible for exceptional candidates.
Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
You will have the opportunity to become a central part of our diverse, enthusiastic and energetic family. The strength of community at Royal Russell is paramount to the success of individuals. We learn and achieve together. Alongside the Deputy Head Learning, you will play a key role in monitoring the progress of pupils, creating Individual Education Plans, liaising with families and external agencies and helping to continue the strategic development of Learning Enrichment.
You will be a graduate with QTS and hold the National Award for SEN Co-ordination (NASENCO) (or equivalent) and have experience of:-
• Teaching across the Primary age range including EYFS
• Recent and relevant professional development in teaching and learning strategies for High Achieving pupils and pupils with SEND and EAL
• Leading CPD for colleagues in teaching and learning strategies for High Achieving pupils and pupils with SEND and EAL
• Delivering EAL/SEND support on a one-to-one and group basis
• Demonstrable evidence of intervention strategies leading to improvement
• Organising enrichment opportunities for pupils in a range of curricular contexts
You should have:-
• A good understanding across the curriculum from Early Years to Year 6
• Sound knowledge and understanding of the potential barriers to learning that may be faced by pupils with SEND and EAL
• Knowledge of the implications of the most recent documentation for SEND / EAL
• Using pupil data in order to plan and implement successful intervention and enrichment programmes
A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential.
Royal Russell offers excellent benefits including a competitive salary on our own salary scale which is above SNS. As part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School, you will work in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links. Teachers automatically join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), or you may opt into an alternative defined contribution pension with free life cover. In addition you will have access to free car parking, free meals, a discount on School fees, and the use of our sporting and gym facilities. Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page.
A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification included in the job description, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be returned via email. References may be taken up before interview.
If you wish to discuss the role further before application please contact Mrs R Bannon (Deputy Head Learning) for further information.
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 13 July 2020. Initial interviews are expected to take place later that week. Due to the ongoing guidance for Schools, we may choose to hold interviews remotely or in person.
We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff.