Deputy Head of Provisions - GROW

SIGMA Trust, Clacton-on-Sea
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Job Ref No. ECC0-78S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 7 Spine 19-24
Position Start Date: 01/10/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 07/09/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 12/09/2022  

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The Sigma Trust

Deputy Head of Provision

for the GROW Provision (Secondary)

Pay Range: Scale 7

Salary: £24,961 - £28,088 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week/ 44 working weeks

Start Date: October 2022

The Role

We are seeking a suitably experienced and qualified individual to become a Deputy Head of Provision for a Secondary GROW to work with children with social and emotional wellbeing needs.

The provision will be based in the Stanway Youth Centre in the grounds of The Stanway School in Colchester.

GROW for primary aged children is now a well-established enhanced provision across 3 quadrants in Essex. More information about GROW can be found at

Secondary GROW will be an alternative education provision based on the same values and principles as the Primary GROW model. It will be aimed at students who are transitioning from the primary to secondary phase that have been identified as requiring this form of alternative provision. It will initially focus on students who will be starting in Year 7. It will provide each child with a personalised curriculum for their individual needs. This will be monitored and reviewed carefully.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

● To provide a high quality specialist educational support for KS3 children whose needs are related to social and emotional wellbeing;

● To enable children to make demonstrable progress in their social and emotional development and with their learning, building on strengths and resources of the child;

● To develop, nurture and model positive adult and peer relationships in line GROW's values and expectations.

● To ensure that all safeguarding and child protection matters are dealt with in line with policies and procedures and statutory requirements;

● Meet and communicate with parents/carers to ensure partnership working progresses and regular purposeful reviews take place.

● To be able to work flexibly and creatively;

● To lead in assessing, planning, monitoring and evaluation periods for each student accessing onsite or outreach provision.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you:

● Have NVQ Level 3 in learning support/behaviour support or equivalent qualification or experience;

● Are able to make a proactive contribution to the work of a team supporting children, their families and carers;

● Are able to assessing the progress and performance, recommending appropriate strategies to support development;

● Are able to establish rapport and build respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults

Why work for The Sigma Trust?

We can offer you:

● A competitive salary

● Robust CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

● Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

● Employee benefits including: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Eyecare scheme and Cycle To Work scheme

Additional Information:

This post is offered on a full time basis; 44 weeks per annum

For additional information about The Sigma Trust, please visit our website

We welcome applications from both teaching and educational support staff

To Apply

To apply for this post, pleasefollow the URL link provided below:

Closing date: Midday Wednesday 7th September 2022

Interviews Scheduled for: w/c 12th September 2022

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

George Abery-Bone
Tendring Education Centre
Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO16 8BE
Telephone: 01255 687786

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