Start date: ASAP or September 2022
Having recently moved into our fantastic new building, we are now looking for an exceptional and inspiring individual to provide high quality leadership and management of key stages, by adopting and modelling a positive and solution focused approach to work which continually and consistently maximises students’ life chances.
As a school we are on an exciting journey of improvement, and have already made strides forwards, but we have more to do. We are determined and motivated to be the best we can be – because our students deserve it.
The ideal candidate for this post will have a motivational style that encourages commitment from colleagues and students. You will possess excellent communication skills coupled with a proven ability to lead and mentor others - resulting in consistent progress across the phase.
Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading. It caters for up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Currently we have students in KS3 and KS4 but there will be opportunity to develop KS5 provision also. Our mission is to recognise each one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child by challenging and supporting them, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. The school has embedded Trauma Informed Practices and approaches behaviour through a Therapeutic Thinking agenda.
We are currently reviewing our curriculum design and delivery so that it is ambitious, appropriate and accessible. We are also working with colleagues across the Trust to develop a reading strategy to help our students succeed in their qualifications but also to help prepare them for next steps and adult life.
Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.
If you would like to speak to us informally, or to arrange a visit prior to submitting your application, please contact us at email@example.com
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using the form provided.
Applications received which are not completed using the form provided may not be considered at shortlisting.
Closing date: 9am, Friday 8 July 2022.
Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.