Job Title: Headteacher
Location: Prittlewell, Essex
Contract: Perm, full-time (commencing Easter 2020)
Salary: up to £59,000-£62,000 pa
Contact: Penny Perschky, HR Consultant
Southend YMCA Community School is a successful, vibrant and innovative Alternative Provision, set up through the Free School system in 2013. Our mission is to provide an alternative route for our students to gain the best possible education.
Based in Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, we have 50 students, aged 14 to 16, who have been excluded or were at the cusp of exclusion from mainstream schools. As a result, many of our students have complex SEMH needs.
The Governors are seeking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring Headteacher with a clear vision and ambition to build on the many successes of our School, and to continue the high standards of teaching and learning whilst adding their own leadership experience, skills, ideas and commitment to excellence to the school.
If you possess the necessary dynamism and innovation and are highly motivated to supporting young people with complex needs to thrive spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and academically, we want to encourage you to apply.
In return, you will be joining a “Good” school, evidenced by two successive Ofsted inspections, with a sustained reputation for providing high quality teaching and learning, and a proven track record of improving the outcomes for our students. You will lead a valued and motivated teaching staff, and a strong leadership team, with good links to other agencies in the community.
We are proud of the facilities we have and the positive learning environment for our students.
Further details about the school and our activities can also be found there
Closing date: 09.00 am Monday 4th November 2019
Interview date: W/c Monday 18th November 2019
Southend YMCA Community School is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. As a responsible employer we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Southend YMCA Community 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.