Hours of work: Full-time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Monday 17 May 2021, noon
Interview dates: Tuesday 25 May 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
Assistant Headteacher - Curriculum, Assessment & Safeguarding - Torfield School
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader to help shape the future development of our Outstanding primary SEN academy. Torfield meets the needs of children with Moderate and occasionally Severe Learning Difficulties. A high percentage of children are autistic and a large number have speech, language and communication difficulties. A significant number of our children have other complex difficulties that impact upon their learning.
Torfield is federated with Saxon Mount, a secondary SEN academy in nearby St Leonards. We aim to appoint an innovative senior leader who has a track record of successfully driving whole school improvement.
Applications from outstanding mainstream or special school senior or middle leaders will be especially welcomed.
The successful candidate will be an exceptionally talented and dynamic individual, who can secure improvement, is aspirational for our pupils and who, with the support of the Executive Head and Head of School, can effectively lead a dedicated team of professionals to build upon existing strengths and develop outstanding provision within the academy. We can offer a highly positive and well-resourced teaching and learning environment, a talented, ambitious and collegiate staff team and pupils who are an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with.
Visits to the school are recommended. If you would like an application pack or an informal discussion with the Head of School, John Anderson, or you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the Torfield School Secretary, Kayleigh Dicker on 01424 428228 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.