- Wadeford, Chard
Full Job Description
Job Title: Deputy Headteacher
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Location: 3 Dimensions School, Chard
Hours: Monday to Friday
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of young children and young people, we have the role for you!
We are looking for a creative, experienced and open-minded Deputy Headteacher to join our family feel team at 3 Dimensions; a Special Educational Needs school. You must have a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring even the most challenging of minds and behaviours. We are looking for candidates, who want to get involved, have their ideas heard and who are resilient and caring.
As Deputy Headteacher, you will help lead on changes in the curriculum and grow a nurturing and therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including Autism and any accompanying learning difficulties. You will help the school to be outstanding and a leading light for our young people and their families.
You will ensure there is a positive ethos, which reflects the school’s commitment to education including the encouragement of all staff and pupils to participate fully all aspects of school life. This essential role ensures that the children are taught a curriculum, which is relevant to the abilities and needs of the children in an effective learning environment full of good relationships and equal opportunities.
As Deputy Headteacher, you will work alongside our Education Manager and help lead a strong ethos of quality teaching, innovative and creative ideas and help lead the teaching staff, as well as curriculum development.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an individual who is educated to degree level or equivalent with Qualified Teacher Status. Experience of working with and managing children with Autism and sometimes challenging behaviour is essential.
We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families. An excellent communicator, you will become an ambassador for 3 Dimensions, as the role will include working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders.
No two days at 3 Dimensions will be the same, so we are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who has a flexible working approach and can use their initiative. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with young people in a calm demeanour and focuses on the positive outcomes of our young people.
In return for your experience and commitment, we offer outstanding career opportunities, plus access to a network of great leaders within our Group.
About the School
3 Dimensions School is an independent special day School, with an additional residential home on site for pupils aged 7-18 who have a Special Educations Needs and some with a diagnosis of Autism. Our dedicated team, work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who will often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.
Our School is based in the beautiful countryside of Chard and has a bespoke curriculum designed for the needs of our children. There is a forest school on site and we are looking to expand into further vocational areas.
About the Group
3 Dimensions is part of Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.
We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.
We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.
- A degree or degree level equivalent qualification
- Qualified Teacher Status
- Experience of working with children with learning disabilities and Autism
- Current full driving licence
- Experience of Leadership and management across a whole school setting
- Extensive experience of curriculum design, implementation and quality assurance processes
Why join us?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Life Assurance
- Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
For further information and to apply please visit our website at https://careers.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/jobs/.
3 Dimensions are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.
A great company to work for
Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals
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