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If you have passion to influence and model a creative and innovative approach to learning that accelerates progress across the school, then The Beacon could be place you have been looking for and we are really keen to hear from you.
This role will provide a step into leadership, offering support to develop in our forward thinking environment that will allow you the confidence to continuously develop opportunities to improve the life chance for all our pupils.
The Beacon is seeking to appoint a full time Leader of Learning with Key Stage Four teaching responsibilities who has the qualities, skills and drive necessary to inspire our pupils.
The role would suit a candidate with experience of teaching pupils with Special Educational Needs and has a comprehensive knowledge of the curriculum, early literacy skills and entry level qualifications. You will have a commitment to sustain accelerated progress from pupil’s individual starting points and will enjoy celebrating these achievements. The pupils within this learning zone will have a range of needs including ASD, sensory and communication challenges. You will be leading one of the areas that looks to a wide range of solutions to remove the barriers to learning and be part of a team that unleashes the gifts and talents of our pupils within a highly effective KS4 and KS5 provision. An ability to respond to different learning styles is essential together with a commitment to actively engage pupils within lessons. Alongside the other Leaders of Learning you will be responsible for the operational function and driving a dynamic and innovative approach to learning across the classes in your area.
Candidates will preferably have a proven record of leadership within an education environment and will work with other members of the Leading Learning team to build upon the Improving Learning Framework to facilitate and drive forward improvements in teaching, learning and student outcomes. The Beacon Improving Learning Framework centres around our commitment to the four cornerstones of Coaching, Monitoring, Training & Development and Support. Candidates will also have excellent classroom teaching and curriculum innovation in a special or mainstream school in either the Primary or Secondary phase.
The Beacon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of pupils and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
The school places a high priority on professional and career development. It will be a challenging and fulfilling role that will place your skills at the heart of community.
Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The start date for this role is September 2018 or sooner if possible.
The Beacon, Folkestone is a new purpose built centre of excellence for learning, with outstanding facilities including hydro pool, hi-tech sensory rooms, soft play areas, state of the art PE hall, specialist subject rooms, sensory garden, grassed amphitheatre and life skills house.
The school building is specifically designed to meet the needs of the pupils and caters for 354 pupils aged 3-19 years with Profound, Severe and Complex Needs (PSCN).
The Beacon also hosts a Multi Agency Support Hub. This is one of four centres across the County that brings NHS colleagues, pediatricians, speech and occupational therapists, and nursing services, alongside children’s social services and portage colleagues into one cohesive centre. We are proud of the strong partnerships this brings to benefit the children and families of Shepway.
The Beacon is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. All postholders are required to obtain an enhanced Criminal Records disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list together with all other appropriate vetting procedures.
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