Courtlands is a friendly, ambitious special school who cater for primary aged (4 years - 11 years) children with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Our innovative curriculum is based on meeting individual’s needs within the early years and national curriculum, providing a wide range of curriculum and therapeutic input. We are looking for a person who can demonstrate vision, resilience and empathy and can evidence the capacity to deliver both high support and high challenge. We are a ‘values-based’ organisation and, as such, we expect our leaders to embody our values. A Leader at Courtlands School uses their values, and those of the school, as a guide and a motivator. We are seeking a leader who ‘walks the talk’ and demonstrates their commitment to our values in an intentional way, using them as a touchstone to define actions, make decisions and fulfil our collective mission. Our school delivers a personalised and holistic curriculum to students with autism and SEMH needs. Each class is supported by a Teacher, HLTA and TA with some classes and individual students having extra TA support.
About the Role
The Head of School, under the direction of the Executive Headteacher, will be responsible for providing the leadership and management of Courtlands School in line with the vision of the trust and manage the day-to-day running of the school.
This post will bring strategic thinking, a reflective, coaching approach that nurtures and supports staff and students, engendering a deep sense of care, confidence and enabling delivery of excellent teaching, learning and pupil development. The Head of School will further instil the positive ethos across the school community, reflecting our commitment to education including the encouragement of all staff and students to participate fully in all aspects of school life. This essential role ensures that the school is constantly reviewing and reflecting upon our practice, policies and procedures, identifying trends and patterns and being adaptive to individual needs of pupils.
At a strategic level, you will be responsible for monitoring and tracking of progress, providing weekly and half termly reports, the creation of action plans and the implementation of initiatives to show constant improvement in all areas. In support of this, you will also monitor exclusions and provide analysis. Operationally, you will communicate whole school relational and behavioural expectations, ensuring a positive environment and excellent behaviour for learning across the curriculum.
Apply by sending your application to TFTrecruitment@deltservices.co.uk.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationPlymouthDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSchool Leadership
- Salary Details
L10 - L15 £59,827 - £67,610 per annum
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
32.5 hours per week, 29 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required