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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Danecourt School, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-7031-52L
  • Posted:20/09/2022
  • Pay:L4 - L9 - £45,434 - £51,402 per annum
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:10/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:18th October 2022

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Are you someone who really wants to make their mark in a school that is committed to improving the lives of children with special educational needs? Then we have the role for you!

We are  a welcoming, vibrant primary school for children with special educational needs. We are  looking to appoint an ambitious and inspirational leader who is a talented SEN practitioner, to the post of Assistant Headteacher. We are seeking an individual who is able to lead, inspire, encourage and empower. Someone who is looking to use their energy and vision to make a real impact, contributing to and driving our school improvement journey.

This role would suit an existing Assistant Headteacher or leader who has a proven record as a highly effective teacher. You will have held positions of responsibility that have made a noticeable difference within your current school and must be able to offer the knowledge, skills and understanding to co-develop teaching and learning and implement a truly outstanding and aspirational curriculum to all the children attending Danecourt School.

At Danecourt we offer: 

  • A dedicated, friendly, highly trained staff team 
  • Extensive training package 
  • Opportunities to further develop 

So if you are an innovative thinker who is motivated by inspiring and encouraging pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best they can, Danecourt could be the right school for you.

We welcome visits to the school, so please contact us on 01634 232589 to arrange your visit. 

Please see further details of the post, school and trust in the attached candidate information pack. 

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Danecourt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) with barred list check is required for all successful applicants.

In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, the Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children with Hiring Managers to be discussed at interview stage.

 

Information about the school

Danecourt Special School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway . Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills. We are a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The children who attend Danecourt have a wide breadth of needs including complex learning difficulties and autism.

At Danecourt our mission is support all pupils to become “STARS” -

S - Self reliant T - Team Players A - Aspirational R - Resilient S - Successful

This is facilitated through pupils receiving a personalised curriculum that is tailored to meet their individual specific needs. The highly trained staff team maintain high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all reach their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families/carers and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils' needs and as a result, pupils make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Danecourt community and working with us, telephone the school and make an appointment to come and meet some of the pupils and staff and to experience for yourself the quality of education given to all of our children and the unique atmosphere throughout our school.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.