Head of Secondary English –  Norfolk

Head of Secondary English –  Norfolk

Location: Quidenham, Norwich

Salary: Teachers Pay Scale

Hours: Term Time only- 40hrs per week

Closing Date: September 30th 2020

Interivews: TBC

This school  School provides flexible day placements for students aged 7 to 19 years with communication and associated difficulties or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.  Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning.

Main Purpose of the Role:

  • To work with the Headteacher in all aspects of leadership and management and to take responsibility for managing and developing learning and teaching, curriculum, careers & work experience, assessment and enrichment throughout the designated phases of the school.
  • To take a central role in assisting the Headteacher, to develop our school in accordance with its shared values and our school development plans.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties that the Headteacher may request in support of the running of the school from time to time.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To play a key role in the overall smooth running of the school.
  • To spend approximately 75% of working time classroom based demonstrating and modelling good practice, and ensuring ‘quality teaching first’.
  • To lead by example of his/her practice, and by positively encouraging, coaching and mentoring and supporting training and development for all members of the team.
  • To take lead responsibility for ensuring the best possible curriculum offer, provision, well-being, progress and achievement for all children especially through enrichment, creative learning, extended services, partnerships and collaboration.
  • To work with the Headteacher and wider leadership team to ensure that the school offers a high quality, exciting, engaging, well resourced, differentiated and well matched curriculum for all children.
  • To develop positive relationships within the school, wider Aurora Team and externally which support the running and developing of the school towards and sustaining outstanding.

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • QTA or QTLS
  • Proven track record of excellent creative and structured teaching within relevant key stages and/or special needs environment.
  • Experience of holding responsibility for and turning policy into effective and successful practice.
  • Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion, including responsibility for raising standards across the whole school.
  • A clear understanding of the essential qualities necessary for effective teaching and learning.
  • Experience of using effective behaviour and teaching strategies.
  • Understanding of the implementation of ASD intervention and support strategies (TEACCH or other similar).


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