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Head of Science - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Grange Park School, Wrotham

  • Ref:KCC886-7052-216T
  • Posted:21/09/2021
  • Pay:UPS + TLR + SENA
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:08/10/2021 at 13:00
  • Interviews:w/c 12th October 2021

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HEAD OF SCIENCE

Salary: Teachers Upper Pay Scale plus TLR / SENA

Looking for career development? 

A superb opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, talented and ambitious individual to contribute significantly to the leadership and development of Science at Grange Park School.

Science is valued highly at the school, achieving the best results in all of the core subject areas.  The post holder will be committed to raising standards at all levels; delivering excellent lessons and enthusing pupils through their passion for the subject.

We are seeking a Head of Science who will lead the department, be accountable for the quality of teaching, learning and educational outcomes ensuring they are in line with the School’s strategic plan.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly motivated and an excellent classroom practitioner who can ensure good progress for all
  • Inspire pupils to succeed in Science
  • Have in depth subject knowledge and be able to teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics to GCSE
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Have a positive attitude and approach to change and development

You DO NOT need experience in an SEN setting or ASC.  If you are a great teacher with a passion then we are the school for you.  The school offers comprehensive training in ASC, exceptional CPD support and development opportunities as well as a wellbeing day to be taken in term time.  

The school offers a strong collaboration and outreach support from Grange Park School which is an autism specific provision for 8-19 year olds and has been accredited for over 10 years by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Grange Park School is currently judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, the school is very well placed to becoming Outstanding and is over subscribed.

We also offer more than the minimum 10% PPA. The school is part of a co-operative of 24 schools which provides greater opportunities and access to further career development.

We encourage out of the classroom learning and experiences and you will be given the freedom to develop.

All our teachers are supported by the therapy team including Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.   Pupils will also benefit from art therapy and counselling. Most of our teachers have joined us from mainstream settings and this post is suitable for those who may wish to develop their ASC practice.

If you would like any more information about our school please contact Caroline Kirkpatrick, PA to SLT.  Email caroline.kirkpatrick@grangepark.kent.sch.uk or on (01732) 882111

Grange Park School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau and ISA Registration, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

All references will be taken up before interview.

Grange Park School is committed to the positive promotion of equal opportunities for all.

Information about the school

Grange Park School is an autism specific provision for 8 – 19 year olds and has been accredited for over 9 years by the National Autistic Society (NAS), who highly commended our school. The school also achieved Advanced Status, which recognises the work we do as a school to support young people with a diagnosis of autism, in November 2020.

The Stansted Site opened in September 2019 following a £400,000 refurbishment modelled on the purpose built secondary site. The building is located in the pretty rural village of Stansted next to the village green.

Currently judged as “Good” by Ofsted, the school is very well placed to becoming Outstanding and is oversubscribed.

Class sizes at the Stansted and Wrotham sites are between 11-13 pupils with a teacher and 1-2 learning mentors.

At the Partnership colleges learning mentors are supporting individual students or small groups of students aged 16-19 years in the college tutor groups / classrooms and out in the community.

The school offers comprehensive training in autism, exceptional CPD support and development opportunities through our Co-operative Trust of SEN schools.

Grange Park School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure application to the Criminal Records Bureau and ISA Registration, plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

All references will be taken up before interview.

Grange Park School is committed to the positive promotion of equal opportunities for all.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882111

Documents

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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.