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Job Ref No. ECC7032-44L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L30
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 28th March, 2019  

Job Description

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Reporting to: CEO & Board of Trustees

Required for September 2019.

Starting Salary: £82,614

Treetops School is part of the Treetops Learning Community Trust and is a special academy catering for more than 300 pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay. Treetops is a very successful school and has a strong reputation both locally and nationally. This has been recognised through three successive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, the most recent being November 2014.

The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA).

Trustees are seeking an exceptional leader for our outstanding school. The successful candidate will be:

· Experienced in working with children with relevant SEN(D) and their families;

· Experienced in motivating staff and leading by example;

· Committed to school improvement through a collaborative approach, including work with other schools;

· Clear thinking in establishing and developing the school's priorities and targets that will make a difference to our young people;

· Flexible and positive about change;

· Knowledgeable about and have an understanding of school's finances;

· A sound and demonstrable knowledge of how to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of pupils with a range of special educational needs;

Treetops School will provide:

· A dedicated, friendly and hardworking team of staff;

· Acommitted and experienced leadership team;

· The opportunity to work with our brilliant young people;

· A board of Trustees who are committed to your ongoing professional development.

· Opportunities to work with a range of partners and develop a collaborative approach to school improvement.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking and caring school. Candidates must have a record of outstanding leadership at a senior level in an SEN school or college. You must share the school's ambition and model it in your daily practice and leadership to inspire and engage students and staff. You must also be a compassionate leader who can hold staff to account whilst being accountable yourself. Above all, you will share the passion and belief that young people, their learning and developing their potential are at the heart of all decisions. If you have the passion and determination to make a difference and have a strong record of leadership then we would like to hear from you.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mrs S Slade on 01375 372723 (Option 2) or email admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk Please also take time to view our most recent pupil videos available on our website.

Information about the School

Treetops School is a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay. We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last three inspections, the most recent being November 2014.

The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA).

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Sandra Slade
Treetops School
Buxton Road, Grays
Essex, RM16 2WU
Telephone: 01375 372723
Email: sslade@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk

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