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The Wymering School

Assistant Headteacher - Special School

Closing date: 08/05/2024 at 17:00

Interview dates: 21/05/2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: Leadership Scale 3-5 £49,573 - £52,072

Hours of Work: Full Time, Permanent, Term Time Only

Location of Role: The Wymering School

Job/Person Summary

Assistant Headteacher

The Wymering School

Salary: Leadership Scale L3-L5

Full Time/ Permanent

As part of the Delta Education Trust, The Wymering School's vision is "Learning Together in the Pursuit of Happiness". This means we really care whether pupils love or hate their learning, so we work hard to create a space where pupils learn together to become knowledgeable, self-aware, independent and happy people who make a positive difference, wherever life takes them. Are you an enthusiastic and inspirational leader who can bring this to life. This may be your first Assistant Headteacher appointment or you’re looking for a school where you can make a real difference to children’s lives? 

The Wymering School is a special school dedicated to serving wonderful young people with social communication differences such as autism, ADHD, Tourette’s and sensory processing disorders. Pupils also have social, emotional, and mental Health (SEMH) needs arising from their primary neurodiverse need. Our institution operates under the guiding principles of quality first work and teaching, kindness, togetherness, and possibility. We are committed to providing a supportive, creative and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. 

As Assistant Headteacher with a focus on Assessment and Progress, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our curriculum is effectively tailored to meet the diverse needs of our students. Your primary responsibility will be to lead the development and implementation of a bespoke assessment system that aligns with our curriculum framework and accurately measures the academic, social, and emotional progress of our pupils. 

The Wymering School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds who share our passion for supporting neurodiverse learners. 

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of neurodiverse pupils and possess the skills and expertise outlined above, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team at The Wymering School. 

Learning can look different for everyone; learning is continuous and enabled by the broad curriculum, therapeutic interventions, and the environment the school and staffing team create. It’s only through your awesome leadership that we will create that environment together to ensure the pupils progress towards a happy life that they can enjoy. 

You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a School and Delta Education Trust, a small but growing Trust. Our ethos is encompassed in our vision "Learning together in pursuit of happiness". We put this into practice by ensuring:

- All decisions are made in the best interests of staff, students and families.

- High support, high challenge and evidence informed in everything we do.

- We work collaboratively and make team, not individual, decisions. 

- We acknowledge our mistakes and use them to learn and improve.

- We are always open to learning and seeking new ideas.

Application Procedure

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of neurodiverse pupils and possess the skills and expertise outlined above, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team at The Wymering School. 

Please email us if you would like a full application pack, including job description. If you wish to apply, please send a completed application form to: [email protected].

Safer Recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, this role involves directly working with children and significant contact with children, and therefore we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants will be required to complete satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for this post prior to commencement. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.  If successfully shortlisted the HR Department will also be conducting an individual online search including social media platforms of your ‘name, education and employment’, to demonstrate due diligence following the updated ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022' guidance. The search will not form part of the actual shortlisting process and any concerns arising from the search will be discussed directly with you. 

About us

Address: Sevenoaks Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3YB

Telephone: 023 9200 1535

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