Deputy Head Teacher

31 Jan 2019
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Head required for SEBD school in Brighton.

The school supports 3 children's homes with young people with EBD and some mild learning difficulties from 6-16 years old.

Primary Task

Under the Leadership of the Head Teacher, Assistant Directors and Executive Director you will:

* Assist in the effective development of The School as a centre of learning and therapeutic excellence.

* Assist in planning, implementing, developing, assessing, and monitoring provision of a therapeutically informed special curriculum that encourages & promotes the task of small-group and project- based learning & education.

* Assist in developing, and monitoring the 'facilitating environment' conducive to promoting therapeutic learning, support, care & nurture.

* Promote the welfare of the children, including acting as the Designated/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

* Attend to the emotional, social, behavioural and psychological needs of the children, as well as to their educational & academic progress.

* Effectively liaise with all colleagues in the school, the organisation, and wider external system to ensure good communication & promote positive working relationships.

Essential Criteria

* Honesty, Openness, and Integrity.

* Understanding the real fear of learning and of ‘going to school’ felt by our children.

* Belief in, ability to relate to, and communicate with, difficult to reach children.

* Commitment to encouraging children to develop their full potential.

* Commitment to delivering quality learning, education, and nurture to vulnerable children.

* Knowledge of theory & practice in providing child centred education provision (e.g. classroom organisation, resourced based learning, integrated day).

* Knowledge & experience of using strategies to promote purposeful learning & progress for children with emotional & behavioural difficulties.

* Good written & oral communication skills.

* IT skills including Word, Excel, Email/Internet, and able to operate basic IT appliances including telephone system, fax machines, scanners, and photocopiers

* Ability to be assertive, yet supportive, good interpersonal skills, and function as part of a wider team.

* Ability to take on board instruction, to use own initiative when appropriate, and accept personal authority and responsibility.

* Able to record accurately, objectively, and with clarity.

* Understanding the importance of confidentiality, privacy, and discretion.

* Acceptance of the stressful and challenging nature of the task and role, requiring a stable & balanced personality able to work under pressure.

* Ability to effectively prioritise self and workload within agreed timescales.

* Commitment to training and self-development.

Desired Criteria

* Understanding of cost awareness and efficiency.

* Familiarity with using interactive white-board technology.

* DFE recognised teaching qualification.

* Willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

* Self aware, confident, motivated, sense of humour, creativity, conscientious work-ethic.

* Full clean driving licence

If you would like more information or would like to apply to please either send your CV over or call our office on (phone number removed)

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