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Headteacher - Full-time

Caldecott Foundation School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7003-73L
  • Posted:02/04/2019
  • Pay:L29 Dependng on Experience
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:25/04/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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The Caldecott Foundation’s Board of Trustees is looking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher for the Caldecott School, a non-maintained special school for children with SEN, ASD and SEMH needs.
Leading the way in therapeutic care and education, the Caldecott Foundation helps disadvantaged young people to overcome the challenges of their past, believing that, with the right care and support, every child can build a positive future. The Caldecott Foundation has five Outstanding children’s homes and its Fostering service is also rated Outstanding by Ofsted.
At the Caldecott School, a creative curriculum including vocational courses together with a wide range of extra-curricular activities strengthen the social and emotional development of young people, as well as their academic progress. The school’s Therapy team work collaboratively and seamlessly with teaching and support staff to improve our pupils’ mental health & wellbeing.
We are seeking an innovative and determined individual to continue to drive forward these developments, building on the success of the Caldecott School’s current plans in facilitating young people to achieve positive outcomes in education and across all areas of their lives.
Responsible for all primary and secondary education, and holding the NPQH desirable, as the successful Head Teacher candidate and in addition to fulfilling the duties and responsibilities inherent in Headship, you will be able to demonstrate:
 A strong track record of transformative senior leadership and extensive experience in supporting students with SEN, preferably those with SEMH needs, ASD and speech and language difficulties;
 The passion, clarity of vision and strategic capabilities to shape the future of a provision that’s leading the way in therapeutic education;
 A clear understanding of what it takes to achieve an Outstanding from Ofsted and what is needed to support all students to make exceptional levels of progress;
 The skills and ability to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents, carers, commissioners and colleagues from across the organisation;
 Experience of delivering a broad and balanced curriculum programme;
 Dedication to the professional development and progression of your staff team;
In return for the above we will offer you the opportunity to work within a dedicated multi-disciplinary team and access new opportunities for professional development, as well as an excellent remuneration package. For more information and a full job description, please visit the Caldecott Foundation’s website www.thecaldecottfoundation.co.uk
Strong candidates will be contacted prior to shortlisting for a meet and greet at the school.
 

Information about the school

The Caldecott Foundation provides specialist residential care, fostering families and education for disadvantaged, vulnerable and traumatised young people in the UK.

All of our services work to the Caldecott Foundation’s Relational Model providing young people with a secure base from which they can feel safe enough to develop strong relationships with adults and other children.

With children’s homes rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, The Caldecott Foundation is one of the country’s leading providers of therapeutic care with services based in Kent and Nottinghamshire caring for young people from across the UK.

From an initial assessment completed by our own Clinical Psychologists through to our leaving care support service The Caldecott Foundation provide individually tailored interventions that achieve outstanding long term outcomes.

With our therapeutic approach we support young people with a complex range of behaviours and challenges including specialising in self-harm, sexually harmful behaviours, attachment disorders and those at risk of child sexual exploitation.

Job Contact Information

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.