Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
We have a team of specialist teachers and teaching assistants who deliver education to all young people at the hospital, where the school is based.
We are an independant co-educational day school for young people aged 11 to 18 with mental health problems.
It is our intention that every student develops their courage, determination and skills as a learner, so they can re-engage confidently with their education on discharge. We liaise with mainstream schools and colleges and each young person has an individualised curriculum plan in each subject area, with progress being closely monitored. Our school offers a broad based academic and enrichment curriculum, with specialist teaching spaces, teaching technologies and substantial grounds around our buildings.
Are you ...
An outstanding practitioner, committed to the best possible outcomes for young people?
Passionate about influencing educational best practice? Able to engage, inspire and work within a multidisciplinary team of professionals?
A flexible leader, able to support organisational change and deputise for the day to day leadership of the school when required.
A qualified teacher and middle leader, with a great track record under Ofsted regulations?
Experienced with working with young people with social, emotional or mental health problems and possibly used to leading a small team?
The successful candidate will have responsibility for curriculum development and pastoral care, supported by the Head of School and Executive Head Teacher, as well as deputising for the Head of School when necessary. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates from mainstream or specialist education who are looking for their next step in leadership.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.