Assistant Head Teacher

Oak View School, Loughton

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Job Ref No. ECC7044-121L Position Type: Assistant Headteacher Pay Range: Leadership Spine 8 -14
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Monday 22nd April 2024  

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Assistant Head Teacher

Full time

Salary Leadership spine 8 -14 Dependant on experience.

September 2024 start

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Oak View School is a good school (Ofsted 2022) and due to the promotion of one of our Assistant Head Teachers to Headship, we are looking for an inspiring and imaginative leader to join our Senior Leadership Team. We are a specialist provision school and currently have 130 pupils who have significant, severe and complex needs.

● You will help to develop creative new approaches to learning throughout the school.

● We are an outfacing school and aim to further develop links with local partners to benefit our pupils and young people.

● You will share responsibility for safeguarding with the Head.

● You will have responsibility for the Middle School Department and work with the Middle School Manager to secure good outcomes for all.

● You will be a key player in moving the school from "good to outstanding".

● You will take responsibility for specific areas of school life (to be agreed dependent on experience).

● This is a non-class based role.

Your role will be flexible and will reflect the priorities of the school development plan. You will have particular responsibility for driving forward specific aspects of the SDP.

The post offers the opportunity to gain a wide and varied experience of school leadership and management. It also offers the chance for the right candidate to be innovative and to make their mark in a rapidly developing school.

You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding teaching and working with pupils who have a range of Special Educational Needs. Equally, we would like you to have experience of leadership in SEND practice. You will have an inclusive approach to education, high aspirations for all pupils, staff and the school. You will be able to lead and motivate a team. You will be a reflective practitioner who models emotional intelligence and resilience and is proactive in their work, constantly seeking to improve provision and outcomes for all pupils.

We are a small school, and therefore it is imperative that the successful candidate can build effective working relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents/carers and external agencies.

We are a friendly, supportive and highly skilled staff team and work with unique and engaging pupils. Our Team works closely with parents and professionals from a number of other fields. We are a Trauma Perspective Practice (TPP) school, with our values and ethos deeply embedded in understanding our pupils at the deepest root and responding to them using bespoke strategies to enable them to flourish and make progress whilst in our care.

Our school sits within the Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust. Oak View School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post prior to commencement.

The closing date for this vacancy is 14th April 2024 at

Midnight

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

Please call Denise Cross 0208 508 4293 Ex 2 to book an appointment.

Interview date Monday 22nd April 2024

Information about the School

Oak View is a specialist setting catering for pupils aged 3-19 who have severe and complex Learning Needs (SLD/PMLD). Oak View offers a bespoke curriculum that focuses on a pupil’s immediate learning needs and long-term aspirations and creatively explores ways to remove barriers to engagement and learning. We have a significant focus on the development of functional communication and Emotional Regulation (readiness to learn), including the importance of meeting Sensory Integration needs. We use a wide range of evidence-based strategies to meet the needs of our pupils. We also work collaboratively with a range of therapists to support a holistic approach to our pupil’s development.

We are incredibly proud of our hard-working, highly trained specialist team of staff who work in partnership with all agencies and stakeholders to strive towards the best possible outcomes for all our learners.

We are part of The Epping Forest Schools Partnership Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust of fifteen Primary and one Special School all based in the Epping Forest District. Along with our SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training), School Improvement Team, Well-being Service and Resourced Provisions based in three of our schools, we are a leading educational organisation in Epping Forest.

EFSPT was formed in 2018 from a consortium of schools that had worked together for over 20 years and are committed to collaborative working to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children and school communities. The schools maintain their identities but work in a highly collaborative manner supported by a small but very experienced Central Team.

Our Mission is to provide an exceptional education that is inclusive and challenging for all and which provides wider opportunities for the children within the EFSPT to flourish.

EFSPT is committed to Trauma Perceptive Practice; the Essex approach to understanding behaviour and supporting emotional well-being. Being trauma-perceptive means that through our values, policies and practice, we are able to effectively support the children, families and communities in our Trust, creating spaces of belonging and safety that enable everyone to flourish, become resilient and learn.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our schools’ communities. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

West Essex SCITT is an outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training. We currently have student finance or self funded postgraduate trainee teacher vacancies available to start in September 2024 across all of our 16 primary schools.

Please visit the below website for further information;;

https://www.westessexscitt.co.uk/

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

Tina Kearney
Whitehills Road, Loughton
Essex, IG10 1TS
Telephone: 020 8508 4293
Email: denise.cross@oakview.essex.sch.uk

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