We are looking for an inspiring, student-centred leader to join our senior leadership team from the beginning of 2018. The successful applicant will have an indepth understanding of effective teaching and learning for students with special educational needs in a specialist teaching setting.
They will have an extensive understanding of current pedagogy and advancements in special education. They will lead a culturally responsive environment that encourages collaboration and innovative thinking. Current leadership experience, strengths in pastoral care and student management, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences, both orally and in writing, are essential. A good sense of humour is a must.
This exceptional leader will:
Foster an environment where each child’s individual learning and care needs are catered for, based on a team approach
Lead a team of educators who don’t just teach but engage and motivate the learner
Encourage teachers to continually improve and align with up-to-date innovations in special education
Value parents/caregivers as a child’s first educator and ensure that their knowledge and understanding of their child is promoted
Encourage parents/caregivers' involvement in their child’s education
Support the transition of the child from home to school and from class to class
Have the ability to lead and support change in a large special school with a diverse staff and community
Have proven positive relationships with external agencies to maximise student opportunities
Effectively support the principal, the BOT and the school’s direction.
We believe this role is pivotal to supporting the continuing successful image and culture of the school. The successful leader would need to have a passion for teaching and learning in a special school setting.