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A unique opportunity has arisen for a full time Assistant Headteacher at the Children's Support Service, which is a good and highly regarded Alternative Provision based in Basildon. This post will be based at our Fairview site, which is now part of an exciting move to a brand new site in Wickford (Spring 2022).
Our aim is to provide lasting, meaningful, and positive outcomes for children who are unable to access mainstream education.
We value the wellbeing of our staff and offer a supportive, well-resourced learning environment with a range of professional development opportunities. We are also proud to be reflective practioners of Trauma Perceived Practice across our service.
This means that you will have the opportunity to:
Receive a high level of support from dedicated, experienced and skilled colleagues
Work in a dynamic, diverse and enjoyable setting
Teach in very small groups
Achieve a healthy work/life balance
Be creative with your curriculum - and explore exciting new technologies in the classroom
Make a meaningful difference to the lives of children
You should be someone who:
Shows compassion and kindness to all pupils
Instils hope and aspiration within your teaching
Builds positive connections and promotes a sense of belonging for all pupils
Delivers first quality teaching; able to teach to iGCSE/GCSE level or equivalent
Can provide every child with personalised learning programmes
Collaborates with other professionals
Has a high standard of literacy
Is able to reason, regulate and relate
Preferably has previous experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils
Visits are encouraged. Please contact Rochelle Bone, Head of Centre, on 01268 552482 for further information.
Our service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and full employment checks, good references and medical clearance.
CV's will not be accepted. All applications should be made via this website.
Information about the School
The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have three main centres covering KS2-4 (in Hadleigh and Basildon) as well as an Outreach Service which works to support students, staff and schools in the local area, with bases in Basildon and Harlow.
Most of our students are referred to us due to difficulties they have faced in school; many come with additional needs and require academic, emotional and social support.
We offer a wide range of subjects, including the core curriculum, as well as enhanced activities to provide an enriched learning experience. We collaborate with schools and professionals who need our support, and aim to reintegrate students back into mainstream education or prepare them for other lifelong learning opportunities.
Our staff create positive, safe, caring and supportive learning environments, helping to inspire every child to achieve their full potential.
CSS staff benefit from our subscription to the "Education Support Partnership", which provides mental health and wellbeing support services for all staff, including 24/7 access to advice, support and counselling for our whole team.
Please note that car insurance including "business use" is required.