Do you want to help us develop the provision for SEMH and ASD across Maiden Erlegh Trust?
We can offer you:
- A rewarding but challenging working environment.
- An optimistic and motivating leadership team with a track record of improving schools.
- A commitment to professional development, and a belief in driving improvement through our trauma informed practice.
- The opportunity to work with a wider professional team at Cranbury College.
We are looking to recruit a Head of Phase (KS4) to cover a period of maternity leave.
Alongside carrying out the duties of a class teacher, the ideal candidate will be able to lead a team and build positive relationships with students, parents and the community. Additionally, this role will provide quality monitoring, evaluation and revision of learning outcomes across the phase, by adopting and modelling a positive and solution focused approach which continually and consistently maximises students’ life chances.
You will possess excellent communication skills coupled with a proven ability to enthuse, lead, develop and enhance the teaching practices of others across the phase, through mentoring, coaching, evaluating, supporting, guiding and target setting.
Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour. The school is proud to have recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new facilities for both pupils and staff.
In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.
If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team who can help organise this.
Closing date: 9am, Friday 10 February 2023
Interviews: Shortly after the closing date
The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.
Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the 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.