Subject Leader for Science & Land Studies for an Outstanding SEND Provision
Bradfields Specialist SEN Academy, Medway Towns, Kent
304 Pupils Aged 4-19 with MLD/ASD/SLD /Complex Needs
Principal: Miss Marie Sweetlove
Start Date: September 2019 or as soon as possible
OFSTED said in 2017: Pupils flourish because they are extremely well looked after in a nurturing and enabling environment. Pupils demonstrate an intrinsic pride in their work and a love of learning. The school transforms pupils’ lives and opens up the world to them.
We are seeking to appoint a talented, creative and innovative thinker to our middle leadership team who will be instrumental in leading the development of the Science and Land Studies Curriculum. The person appointed should have the ability to lead, inspire and support a team of teachers and teaching assistants in developing effective classroom practice. It is clear that the successful candidate will have to be an outstanding classroom practitioner themselves. This vacancy results from the retirement of the previous excellent practitioner.
The successful candidate should have a clear understanding about effective teaching and learning, curriculum development, raising and sustaining achievement, and the care and support of students with a range of SEND. They should have a vision and a drive to deliver meaningful and personalised curricula which provide stretch and challenge enabling all students to achieve.
They should be a good communicator, able to engage effectively with students, parents/carers and able to lead a team of staff. Ideally, they should have experience of supporting students with SEND.
If you are a quality leader willing to take our excellent and happy team of staff to the next level and able to further Bradfields as a well-known and respected Special Academy then you should consider applying for this position.
The successful candidate will be provided with individualised professional support and induction; including accessing further professional qualifications as required.
We would encourage interested applicants to arrange a visit to our academy as we are confident that such an opportunity will convince them that they would really love to work at Bradfields!
Please look at our website: www.bradfieldsacademy.co.uk
Staff at Bradfields have access to the Fortis Trust package of benefits, which includes a wide range of professional development opportunities, and wellbeing support. Staff can also join the cycle to work scheme and have full access to our Employee Assistance Programme and all its benefits. As a Mindful Employer organisation, we also encourage staff to take part in regular ‘wellbeing days’ during the year.
The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced criminal record check via the DBS system (for Children & Vulnerable Adults). We are an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date: Friday 1st March 2019
Interviews: w/c Monday 18th March 2019
How to apply
For an application form and further information please see the vacancies section on our website www.bradfieldsacademy.co.uk or contact: Mrs Gill Ellen (01634 683990 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Bradfields Academy, Churchill Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME5 0LB.