Assistant Head, Pastoral Care, Behaviour and Attendance (Autism)
This position is to start January 2018.
The Assistant Head: Pastoral Care, Behavious and Attendance, is a key member of the Leadership Team whose role is to support the Head of School in the school's management and strategic planning and in the development and maintenance of LVS Oxford's innovative approaches to the education of children with ASD.
The Deputy Head and Assistant Head are jointly responsible for oversight and development of the integrated curriculum across the school, with the Assistant Head taking specific responsibility for and management oversight of Behaviour and SMSC across the school's departments: Secondary, Post 16 and Residential.
The Assistant Head will work closely with the Deputy Head to ensure a consistent approach to education and well being in all areas of the school's work, and will lead the development and management of pastoral care, behaviour support and attendance, within the context of LVS Oxford's overarching educational philosophy of achievement at all levels.
In addition to deputising for the Head Teacher as required and fulfilling a variable teaching role, the Assistant Head will contribute substantially to the overall development and strategic planning of the School and will have management oversight of SMSC, pastoral care, behaviour and attendance.
Taking shared responsibility for:
- Ensuring consistency of approach in all school wide teaching and learning styles in the context of Connected Learning
- Ensuring progression and consistency in curriculum development between the education and residential departments
- Ensuring adequate training and development opportunities are available to departmental staff
- Ensuring the Health, Safety and Well-being of departmental staff and pupils
- Ensuring consistent and effective communication with parents
- Ensuring consistent and effective communication with LAs
Taking management responsibility for:
- Monitoring of attendance
- Monitoring of learners on part-time timetables and ensuring that Local Authorities are kept informed of these
- Assessment, monitoring and recording policies and procedures relating to behaviour and attendance
- SMSC across the School
- Student files, planners and learning support systems
- Responsibility and management oversight of behaviour across the school
- Analysis of behaviours taking into account complexities of students
- The impact of therapy interventions on learner behaviour
- Development of individual behaviour support programmes
Experience of teaching and leading students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum is essential.
At least three years management experience is essential.
Strong, confident, leadership qualities, and resilient nature. This is a fantastic career opportunity for the right person.
The school are looking to appoint for a January 2018 start.
Please apply to Michaela Deasy-Smith at Panoramic Associates. We will look at your application and arrange a telephone conversation with you if we would like to take things further.