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Job Ref No. ECC1120-390 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: TMS/UPS + SEN2 + TLR2b
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Friday 24th May 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  23/05/2024

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A vacancy has arisen for the position of Head of Maths at the Children's Support Service, which is a good and highly regarded Alternative Provision based in the South of Essex. This post will be based at our new purpose built Fairview site in Basildon.

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 a reflective Trauma Perceived Practice school.

This means that you will:

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
Have the opportunity to build positive relationships with pupils
Achieve a healthy work/life balance
Have the opportunity to be creative with your curriculum
Make a meaningful difference to the lives of children

You should be someone who:

· Is a strong teacher, able to teach to iGCSE/GCSE level or equivalent

. Is aware of current social influences facing young people today

· Can provide every child with personalised learning programmes

· Values and respects every child, building their self-esteem and confidence

· Collaborates with other professionals

· Has a high standard of literacy

. Shows resilience and tolerance

. Preferably has previous experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils

Visits are welcomed and encouraged; please contact the school office on 01268 552482 or email to arrange a visit. 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.

Please note CV's are not accepted.

Start date: 1st September 2024

Please refer to the attached Job Profile for further role specfic details.

Information about the School

The Children’s Support Service is a short stay provision (PRU) in Essex. We have two main centres covering KS2-4 (in Wickford 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 well-being 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.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Kathleen Rich
Alderney Gardens,
Essex SS11 7JZ, Basildon
Essex, SS11 7JZ
Telephone: 01268552482

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