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School Improvement Partner - Part-time

Ripplevale School, Ripple

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-106S
  • Posted:04/09/2019
  • Pay:Rate of pay is negotiable
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:04/10/2019 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Applications are invited for the role of School Improvement Partner working on a consultant basis.  Working alongside the senior leadership team, you will drive improvement in the school by professionally challenging and supporting the performance of the school. 

The role requirements are:

Acting as the school’s critical friend, you will understand outstanding teaching and learning in an independent special school.  You’ll recognise strengths, identify areas for improvement and have the ability to address issues professionally, supporting change.  Rated by Ofsted as a Good school with Outstanding features, we are looking to move to Outstanding, you will help to achieve that by using your leadership experience to offer the right support and bring about change where it is needed.



  • Substantial experience of working with special schools at a senior level, ideally within the independent sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of national, regional and local initiatives in relation to SEND and other vulnerable learners.
  • Experience of leading and managing effective provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Ability to monitor the quality of teaching and learning in the school
  • The ability to identify key priorities for the school’s improvement and communicate these effectively.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Ofsted inspection skills framework.


Please apply by submitting a CV to jane.norris@ripplevaleschool.co.uk

Hours and rate of pay are negotiable. 

Interview dates to be confirmed upon receipt of applications.

Appointment is subject to DBS

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) for being on the Autistic spectrum often with associated conditions.

Our school is located in the village of Ripple near Deal in Kent.

We have a dedicated and committed team of teachers and support staff and we take pride in providing an appropriate school environment where our pupils can learn and develop.

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.