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Head of Lower School – St Dominic’s School

Leadership Group Scale (L1-L11)
St Dominic's School, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4DX
Full time, all year round
Closing Date: 28/06/2021

Job Details

The main purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth running of Lower School (Years 3-8) through liaison with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)  by organising staff and resources for the Lower School as required on a day to day basis.

The successful candidate would also be required to undertake a teaching commitment as appropriate to promote excellent classroom practice and sustain curriculum innovation.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please select this link.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a commitment to developing outstanding practice and the desire and drive to improve educational outcomes and life chances for our very special pupils and students.

Experience of working within a SEN setting is desirable but not essential.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please select this link

Further Information

St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and 7 College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.

We are a special school in Surrey and provide education for pupils and students aged 7-19, typically with a primary diagnosis of Autism or social communication difficulties. Our school is located in the beautiful village of Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming. We have views of the Surrey hills and plenty of outdoor space, including access to the common and a Forest School site. Please visit https://stdominicsschool.org.uk/

At St Dominic’s we believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary, ‘needs led’ approach to meeting each child’s and young person’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in house therapeutic team.

The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible education, care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

Benefits include: Free car parking, lunch provided on site, Employee Assistance Programme and membership to Perkbox.

Further details and how to apply

Applications are welcome from experienced teachers who have the ability to think creatively, are resilient and motivated by a new challenge.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact David Clarke, Vice Principal, by email at dclarke@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

Please contact Alison Corbett, HR & Recruitment Officer by phone 01428 684693 or email: acorbett@stdominicsschool.org.uk for further information or to arrange a visit to the school.

To apply for this role, please visit our webpage on the TES website, where you can upload the complete the application form. You can access the web page via this link: Link to TES

***Please note that CV applications will not be considered.***

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 28th June 2021

St Dominic’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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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