Head of Centre: Specialist SEND Provision
The Matthew Arnold School (part of the Bourne Education Trust ‘BET’) is looking to appoint experienced and ambitious Assistant Headteachers or equivalent to be responsible for the day-to-day running of one of two offsite SEND specialist provision centres opening in September 2022. In the first instance this will be a fixed term post for two years.
Both centres are being established to temporarily meet the increasing need in Surrey for specialist places while a permanent solution is created to open in September 2024. Your centre will cater for between 30 and 50 year 7 and year 8 students, each with an Education and Health Care Plan (‘EHCP’). You will work closely with the Headteacher, who will spend some time each week in both centres, and with the Leadership Team of The Matthew Arnold School, including the Head of the other specialist centre.
You will also benefit from a network of support from working within BET, having access to a range of SEND expertise within the Core Team and Board of Trustees, as well as belonging to a cluster of schools within the Trust, some of which also run specialist provision.
For further information about the role, please view the application pack. Interested candidates should complete our application form and which can be accessed using the ‘apply now’ function and sent to Makella Hall, Head’s PA.
The closing date for applications is midday on 24th May 2022, however candidates are encouraged to apply promptly as we reserve the right to close the advert early. Shortlisting will take place as applications are received.
The Matthew Arnold School is committed to safeguarding and successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check Matthew Arnold School may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.