Assistant Head and Inclusion Lead

Howbridge Church of England Junior School, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC2103-40L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership 7
Position Start Date: 01/09/2020 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/04/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring or experienced Inclusion Lead or Assistant Head who is passionate about inclusion and has the ability to create a positive impact.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, committed and inspiring practitioner with relevant primary experience for the role of Assistant Head. The successful candidate will become part of our Senior Leadership Team and have strategic responsibility for inclusion across the school.

They will hold the National SENCO Qualification or be seeking to undertake the accreditation.

Applicants should have an excellent knowledge of what makes a stimulating and inspiring primary curriculum, high expectations of children's achievements and behaviour, a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and learning and be reflective.

They should be ready to lead a team and build positive relationships with colleagues and families and be willing to support the Christian ethos of the school.

The role is mainly non-class based, although some teaching in the form of team-teaching, modelling strategies and approaches and group work will be required.

We can offer you:

· A warm, welcoming environment where the focus is on developing and nurturing a lifelong love of learning.

· Children who are eager to learn and are "responsible and compassionate" (as seen by inspectors in Dec 2019).

· A team of fantastic teachers and support staff who are committed to school improvement and achievement for all.

· An opportunity to work as part of a highly supportive leadership team at a really exciting time in the school's journey.

· A commitment to high quality professional development.

· An opportunity to work collaboratively with leaders across the wider MAT and the local area.

Visits are welcome and recommended. Please contact the school office on 01376 501 648 for an appointment.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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.

Information about the School

'A caring school, built on Christian values, where every child is a happy, confident and successful learner.'

As a Church of England School our Christian Distinctiveness is very important to us. We aim to serve our community by providing an inclusive education of the highest possible quality within the context and ethos of Christian belief. While we actively promote Christian Values such as thankfulness, compassion and forgiveness, we respect the beliefs of other faiths and those of no faith.

Our aim is to be a safe place of distinctive excellence where all are valued as individuals and as God’s children. At Howbridge Juniors we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of aspiration and self-belief and on providing a supportive and challenging learning environment in which all children can achieve their best.

Alongside academic work, we value developing the whole child and place great emphasis on fun, memorable learning experiences, participating in a huge range of sporting opportunities, charity and community work and more! All our children, without exception, are encouraged and expected to work hard and to make a positive difference to themselves and others.

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

Mrs Edit Davies
Howbridge Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 1BZ
Telephone: 01376501648
Email: edit.davies@vineschoolstrust.org