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Assistant Head Teacher - The Dales School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/05/2018 12:00
£42398 - £46799
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Dales School

Job details 

Closing date:
21 May

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Dales School
Cowpen Road, Blyth,
NE24 4RE
01670 352556

Assistant Head Teacher

Salary Range: L4 - 8

School for 140 pupils aged 4 to 11

Required from 1 September 2018

The Dales School is an outstanding Specialist School at an exciting time in its development. In September 2018, we will open an annex to our existing provision which will be referred to as ‘Ashdale’. This means our pupil numbers increase by over 50% to 140 place provision, spread across two sites.
Our aim is that every pupil learns the skills and develops the confidence needed to become a valued, integrated and independent member of their community.
Present provision is focused on children whose needs are identified as: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH); Autistic Spectrum Condition, and; other complex needs.
Northumberland County Council have recognised the need to address a gap in provision for those children with SEMH needs, including those who may respond with violence and aggression, and, those who may be identified as presenting behaviours which display ‘Callous and unemotional Traits’ (CUTs). It is proposed that this will be the core purpose of provision at Ashdale.
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Head Teacher to contribute to the effective development and maintenance of the high quality provision already offered at The Dales School.
This is seen as a ground-breaking venture which, in its planning and provision, will see education and health work together to provide individual programmes. These are intended to allow children to engage with learning opportunity through improved social and emotional interaction.
Further, into the future, there are plans for an additional phase of development of provision into key stages 3 and 4.
The Dales School, is a lead school within a Teaching School Alliance of 12 schools including: Specialist; Mainstream primary and secondary; Academy and maintained; Catholic sector, and the Pupil Referral Unit for Northumberland. The school also has extensive international links.

In addition, over the last 15 years, the school has completed a number of significant projects related to improvement of teaching for children who have SEND. These Comenius and Erasmus projects, funded by British Council, have concentrated on ‘Inclusion’, ‘Behaviour management’, and ‘Effective Communication’, for example. We are presently committed to 2 projects involving 10 other countries and schools, with the foci of ‘ICT in school’ and, ‘The Creative Curriculum’.
If you want to join an extremely strong senior management team and contribute to the future of an ambitious, rapidly growing SEND school then this is the perfect opportunity.
We are looking for an Assistant Head Teacher who has:-
The resilience to work in an extremely challenging environment as an effective member of a multi-professional team.
The drive, vision, ambition and energy to achieve excellence for all our pupils.
A passion to lead and, help others to, provide the best possible learning and teaching, across our Creative Curriculum.
A proven record of imaginative, innovative, and, resourceful teaching.
A sound understanding of the Primary National Curriculum.
A knowledge of how to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of pupils with a range of special educational needs and disabilities including autism.
In return, we offer:-
The opportunity to join strong team of innovative, enthusiastic, high-performing and dedicated management team.
An active Governing Body and supportive, engaged parents.
Extensive opportunities for continuous professional development.
An opportunity to work with children who present daily challenges and constant professional satisfaction.
The opportunity to develop your management skills and be creative whilst helping children learn in a secure and appropriate manner.
An opportunity to shape future provision for children who have Special educational needs and Disabilities.
Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, by arrangement,.
The Dales School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Completed forms must be submitted by noon on Monday 21 May 2018.

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