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Headteacher - Term Time

The Sallygate School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6137-20L
  • Posted:28/12/2016
  • Pay:£49,500 - £69,500k p/a (dependent on experience)
  • Start Date:Mar 2017
  • App Close Date:28/01/2017 at 17:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Job Title: Head Teacher within our independent special school (BESD)

Starting Salary: £50,000-£70,000k p/a (potential to increase as the school roll expands) PACKAGE INCLUDES A CAR

Start Date: To be negotiated

The Head Teacher will be responsible for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. They will provide effective, dynamic and inspirational leadership in order that every child is able to fulfil their true potential. The Head Teacher is expected to:

  1. Lead and manage the school
  2. Ensure the achievement of the best possible educational standards
  3. Promote and safeguard the welfare of children
  4. Achieve a minimum of ‘good’ at Ofsted inspection

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountability for the teaching and learning within the school;
  • Leadership and continuous development of all staff members in the performance of their work by, for example, providing clear expectations and guidance;
  • Ensure job descriptions and performance management for all staff are based on clear roles and responsibilities, reviewed at least annually and are consistent with current conditions of employment;
  • Manage your own personal professional development whilst ensuring a good work/life balance;
  • Lead in the design, implementation, monitoring and development of an age appropriate curriculum, which inspires and engages all pupils and ensure that pupils receive an effective and appropriate education according to their individual needs and abilities;
  • Ensure that the behaviour management policy of the school is implemented consistentlyand is effective; 
  • Ensure the school’s policies and procedures are relevant and up to date;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to being part of the therapeutic community and promotes community cohesion;
  • Promote a culture of encouragement, support and challenge in order for each student to achieve their full potential and strive for the best possible educational standards
  • Promote creativity, innovation and the use of appropriate new technologies to achieve excellence;
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject areas, new resources, methods and national objectives;
  • Ensure the school premises are fit for purpose; maintain sound procedures for the security, supervision and maintenance of the school ensuring that all health and safety regulations are met;
  • Ensure a consistent and continuous focus on student assessment and achievement, using appropriate data and benchmarks to set, monitor, track and evaluate individual student progress and communicate this effectively;
  • Promote improvement strategies as appropriate;
  • Regularly and effectively communicate the progress of each student’s learning and development to relevant pro

    Information about the school

    Channels and Choices was established in 2005. It was founded by a group of Qualified Social Workers who had become increasingly frustrated with the quality of children’s services when placing young people. From that time Channels & Choices has developed in to a Centre of excellence in therapeutic child care services. Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community comprises of 6 Children’s Residential Homes, a DFE Registered School, a Therapeutic Fostering Service and a Resident Therapy Team.

    In December 2011 Channels and Choices opened The Sallygate School. This is a school for children with SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health). The school curriculum caters for key stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils, and has a high level of staff to child ratios to ensure that each individual child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum blended with the new National Curriculum.

    The teaching is based around a sound knowledge and understanding of the needs of each student, and is shaped around the ways in which different students learn. This means that we take care to nurture the individual talent, and aim to respond to the learning needs of every student. The curriculum is delivered in small learning groups with qualified teachers, who are supported by one or more learning mentors depending on the needs of the group. The timetable places a daily emphasis on Math, English and Science across all Key Stages.

    The school works alongside a resident therapy team, including a resident Psychologist, to help young people work through difficult emotional and behavioural difficulties, which often present as extreme barriers to their learning.

    Job Contact Information


    Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.