Please apply by 30th June 2022 to be shortlisted for interviews in July
PASTORAL DEPUTY HEAD (Personal Development and Behaviour) (Special Educational Needs)
Salary £48k- £50k
Reporting to Head teacher
* To support the Headteacher in the overall leadership of the school, deputise and undertake responsibility in the absence of the Headteacher where required.
* To be part of the leadership development of innovative and creative educational approaches to working with children with complex social, emotional, and mental health needs.
* To hold a role on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) in which they are responsible for the strategic development of all aspects of pastoral care of pupils.
* Leading and developing the personal development and well being of all pupils across both Hopewell sites and leading on this area in the SDP.
* Maximising strategic planning for personal development and practices and monitoring progress through the school.
* Leading on the whole school approach for the wellbeing and behaviour of our pupils, founded on a strong sense of community and individual need
* Ensuring that systems for recording interventions, tracking and monitoring systems for behaviour and targeted interventions
– Leading on strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of Personal Development- behaviour, attendance and wellbeing.
– Ensuring staff have the knowledge, skills and strategies to understand, manage and meet the individual needs of pupils.
– Identifying and developing ambitious and high quality interventions
– Working collaboratively with the Head of Therapy to develop a holistic offer that meets pupils needs and aspirations.
– Use self-evaluation and external review to continually review the impact of the PDAP programme.
– Present clear evaluations of interventions and outcomes for stakeholders.
– Playing an active role in developing, sustaining and modelling skills, attributes and behaviour of a high performing leader ship team, including effective communication for all stakeholders.
– Effective strategic leadership and management of staff and school as part of the leadership team.
Skills, Qualities and Knowledge
* Commitment and drive to achieve the best outcomes for all Hopewell pupils.
* Passionate about the difference schools can make to a young person ability, self-confidence and personal development.
* An outstanding leader, experienced in leading improvement.
* Committed to keeping children safe.
* Clear views on how the curriculum can improve safeguarding, inclusion and personal development.
* High and ambitious expectations for all Hopewell pupils
* Instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupils.
* Commitment to the schools vision that all staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills, subject knowledge and willingness to support each other.
* Ability to communicate effectively – including producing high quality detailed reports.
* Ability to analyse data relating to behaviour incidents and interventions and producing reports for the governing body and other stakeholders.
* Ability to plan and deliver outstanding lessons to young people with SEND and complex mental health needs
* To maintain and develop quality of provision through ensuring high quality education and improved standards of learning and achievement for pupils through contributing to the development of policies, schemes of work, planning, assessment, monitoring systems, the Self Evaluation Framework, the Development Plan, education staff appraisals.
* To contribute to the leadership of curriculum, assessment and teaching & learning.
* To ensure the curriculum is broad and balanced with integrated mental health support and high expectations which inspire motivate and challenge pupils.
* To ensure the curriculum works positively in promoting racial and cultural diversity and society and in developing equal opportunities’ policies and practices.
* To ensure that Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development are an integral part of the curriculum offer and be able to evidence this.
* Identify a pupil’s SEND and plan interventions that will support their individual personal development.
* Co-ordinate provision that meets the pupil’s needs, and monitor its effectiveness.
* Secure relevant services for the pupil.
* Ensure quality records are maintained and kept up to date.
* Review the education, health and care plan with parents or carers and the pupil.
* Communicate regularly with parents or carers.
* Communicate effectively with external agencies
– Undergo training to develop and maintain the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role.
– To line manage the staff team in relation to Pastoral systems across the school.
– To support, develop and line manage Teachers and support staff as individuals and as a group in the performance of both their educational as well as pastoral tasks.
– Deliver annual face to face training to all staff.
– Ensure staff complete annual online training and keep a record.
– Deliver induction training to all new members of staff.
– To promote the evaluation of the standards of teaching and learning in the classrooms and ensure that proper standards of professional performance are maintained.
– To provide, alongside the Headteacher and Deputy Head Teacher (Quality of Education), general supervision and monitoring of education work including regular observations of education staff as appropriate.
Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the Deputy Headteacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role and needs of a special school for young people with complex needs.
Hopewell are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before appointment