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Head Teacher

Wembley, UK
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2 Feb 2021

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Job Title: Head Teacher

Salary: In line with Head Teacher Pay Range - Group 2 - Inner London. Negotiable and dependent on the successful candidate's skills and experience.

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

At The Corner School, it is our belief and mission that every child can learn and enjoy a fulfilling school life, regardless of their social, emotional and mental health needs.

Our independent school is part of the wider charity Unlocking Potential and our mission is to:

Work within London communities to transform the life chances of children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

We are looking for someone who will be able to bring out the best in our school community and ensure exceptional multi-disciplinary education and therapeutic support is provided to our children.

You will have a depth of leadership experience and credibility to bring to this demanding role which you will be able to make your own.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for overseeing all areas of school leadership especially education, the development and safety of all children, pastoral and staffing matters, and for upholding and representing the vision and values of the school within and outside the school community.

You will work closely with excellent clinicians and outstanding school leaders - all of whom are represented within the broader governance team of our charity - and you will be capable of leading the school and developing future plans to create, in partnership with the governing board, an exciting vision for the school's future.

You will also work alongside a supportive executive team, and be provided with operational and systemic support to ensure that you can focus your time, energy and expertise on the children, their families and leading our team of dedicated teachers, LSA's and therapists.

  • Strong qualifications and qualified teacher status
  • Special educational needs qualification (desirable)
  • Management and Leadership qualification (desirable)
  • Willingness to undertake NPQ if not held

  • A strong understanding of the medium and short-term challenges facing independent/specialist schools
  • An understanding of what excellence looks like in all areas of special school life educational, pastoral, financial, leading people & safeguarding
  • Knowledge of current education policy and trends, especially in relation to SEMH needs
  • Strong understanding of Teacher/Headteacher standards
  • Sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education and school systems locally and nationally

  • Experience as a Head Teacher or school leader in a special or mainstream school with excellent provision for SEMH
  • Experience of leading strong special needs provisions
  • Experience of developing excellent working partnerships with parents and families
  • Proven experience of outstanding teaching in a mainstream or special school which serves a diverse intake of children
  • Experience of leading, managing and developing teams
  • Experience of delivering best practice in safeguarding
  • Experience of working in partnership with local authorities and other partners to develop high quality education for all children

  • A clear and effective communicator, able to share the charity's vision, values and strategic priorities with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft packages, Outlook and databases
  • Able to access, analyse and interpret information
  • Organised and able to multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Able to think and plan strategically and to build and communicate a coherent vision for the school
  • Ability to maintain a strong and positive presence and influence within the school, within the community, across the broader charity team and with partners
  • Able to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower others
  • Reflective and learns from past experiences, able to give and receive effective feedback, and able to improve personal performance
  • Pursues continuous professional development

Personal Attributes
  • High level of integrity and personal accountability with high levels of confidentiality and discretion
  • Resilient and able to effectively manage your own wellbeing
  • Flexible and innovative approach
  • Patience and caring, highly approachable with the ability to engage effectively with
  • all pupils, families and colleagues
  • Understands the need for a work-life balance for all staff
  • Total commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

How to apply:

To apply please visit our website via the button below.

Closing Date: 10.00am 1st February 2021

Brent Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.
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