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Assistant Head Teacher

Bradstow School
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11 May 2021

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Head of Lower School (KS2 & 3)

Permanent position L17 - 19

Bradstow is a unique residential special school (registered as a children's home) situated on a large site in the seaside town of Broadstairs in East Kent. The school is maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth, for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their complex disabilities and medical conditions. At Bradstow School our primary aims are to enable young people to develop their communication skills and the skills needed to manage their own behaviour, thus enabling them to access everyday opportunities in the community and to live ordinary lives. We endeavour to provide as many inclusive opportunities as possible.

Our facilities include a library, swimming pool, parents' house, interactive soft play and sensory rooms, interactive bicycle track, pottery, all-weather football pitch, sensory garden, extensive grounds and horticultural projects. The school has an ethos based on Gentle Teaching, and incorporates Positive Behaviour Support and Functional Communication Training into its approach. In addition Bradstow School has received international recognition from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). Bradstow School is also an Investors in People 'Champion'.

We offer extended and individualised provision for our young people by establishing a continuum of flexible support, ranging from day placements to 38-week residential, short term breaks and 52-week residential provision to meet individual needs.

Whilst nurturing a Culture of Gentleness across the school community the Assistant Headteacher will play both strategic and operational roles in the day to day running of the school.

Bradstow is a Rights Respecting School (Unicef).

Working at Bradstow will be challenging and you will need to be highly committed to the needs of our young people and making a difference in the school community. In return we offer you a highly rewarding and satisfying career with a range of development opportunities.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Committed to meeting the individual learning needs of our young people
  • Committed to implementing and sharing ownership of the strategic direction and vision of the school
  • Willing to take a lead in advising the Headteacher on strategic planning and management issues
  • Able to direct and coordinate the Lower School Department at an operational level
  • Willing to make contributions as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Able to implement, design and develop both the curriculum of the school and assessment.

To apply, please download an application pack from our website, alternatively, you can find our contact details on our website to request an application pack.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10th May 2021 at 4pm. Interviews to be held on Tuesday 18th May 2021.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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