Deputy Head Teacher

Recruiter
PETERS DEAN CARE LTD
Location
Brighton
Posted
31 Jan 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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