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Assistant Principal (Pastoral and Student Support) – Chart Wood School

£48,844 - £53,774 per annum (Fringe Leadership Spine Points L7-L11)
Chart Wood School, Taynton Drive, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3PU (From 1st September 2020 - Chart Lane South, Dorking, RH5 4DA)
Full Time
Closing Date: 20/05/2020

Job Details

A key responsibility is Pastoral and Student Support and you will need to be able to:

  • Being the school’s Lead for Pastoral and Student Support
  • Leading the work of the school to improve student behaviour, including attitudes to learning, attendance and punctuality
  • Developing and embedding new practice e.g. new policy with everyone responsible.
  • Disseminating leading practice relating to the management of behaviour for learning into the school within an agreed framework.
  • Taking responsibility for the impact of school policies on behaviour and attitudes to learning.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress in improvements in overall behaviour for learning and attendance with all key stakeholders.
  • use assessment effectively to inform pupils progress and to analyse data to help the target setting process;
  • evidence successful inter-agency and multi-agency partnership working, including with parents/carers;
  • evidence successful joint strategic leadership as well as experience in developing initiatives and managing substantial operational change;
  • have a full understanding of processes involving children in care, child protection and safeguarding and be committed to working in partnership;
  • be collegiate, responsive, highly approachable and have the ability to inspire colleagues, pupils, students and their families.

Job Profile – AP Pastoral and Student Support

Further Information

Chart Wood is a special school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). Some students also have co-existing conditions, such as a specific learning difficulty or a diagnosis of ASD.  Staff: student ratios are favourable and support our students to achieve well. Chart Wood School was formed in June 2017 following the amalgamation of two schools, St Nicholas School and Starhurst School. Currently based in Merstham we are undergoing development with a committed refurbishment and relocation to a site in Dorking, planned for September 2020.

Chart Wood school adopts a therapeutic approach, allied to the nurture principles, to create a safe and supportive environment where pupils can and do achieve. Pupils follow a personalised programme of study, allied to the national curriculum, that takes into account their strengths and passions and presents their learning in a meaningful, accessible and engaging way.

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves. The College has 6 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. As a family of specialist providers with a strong track record, we aim to create exciting and relevant educational opportunities tailored to the needs and ambitions of our current and future pupils and students with special education needs or who experience other barriers to learning.

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to develop skills and experience within a family of providers;
  • staff and an Executive Board who are highly committed and dedicated to success;
  • support and guidance from Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust.

Further details and how to apply

Please send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.   

Please note that CV applications will not be considered. 

Application closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 20th May 2020

Interview date: To be advised but likely w/c Monday 25th May 2020

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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