Head of Department: Two Posts - Class Teacher with Middle Leadership Responsibility
Location: Paddock Lower and Middle School and Paddock Upper School and Sixth Form
Contract: 'TLR2, Full Time - Permanent
Salary: MPS/UPS with SEN point plus TLR (Inner London)
Teaching, Learning Responsibility Allowance (TLR) £3,168
Special Educational Needs Allowance (SEN) £2,302
Start Date: As soon as possible / Summer term 2022
Do you have a passion for making a difference to young people’s lives, a commitment to ensuring outstanding pastoral care for pupils and a positive working environment for staff? If so, this could be the role for you.
Paddock School is a growing, outstanding and innovative split site school in Roehampton and Putney for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties with autism or severe of complex learning difficulties. Our thriving community includes a Singing and Signing Choir, a touring theatre group, sports teams and school café open to the local community. We currently have over 216 pupils on roll with approximately 180 staff.
The Governors and Executive Headteacher of Paddock School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Head of Department to work as part of our team at Paddock School. You will be an outstanding head of department and enjoy demonstrating your creativity and excellent interpersonal skills in supporting us to work towards our vision – To Nurture, Inspire and Transform Lives.
The successful candidates will maintain, build on and extend established outstanding practice in order to meet each pupil’s individual needs. All staff are provided with bespoke training. The post holder will be accountable to the Head of School.
We pride ourselves on the warm, nurturing culture of the School and staff share a deep commitment to supporting the individual needs of pupils; every pupil here is known, understood and nurtured.
We offer excellent Training and Development along with a Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan and Eye Care Vouchers.
Take a leadership role in the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures in your department and curriculum area so as to support the school’s values and vision
Together with SLT, lead on the school self evaluation process for your department and curriculum area including lesson observations, monitoring of school standards and bringing about improvement
Have overall responsibility and accountability for your curriculum area ensuring curriculum continuity, consistency, balance, match and progression
Direct and supervise support staff and teachers
Contribute to the professional development of other teachers and support staff
Deploy and monitor the effective use of resources delegated to them
Manage, monitor and accurately account for departmental budget
Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd February 2022 at 12:00 PM
Interviews: Monday 7th February 2022 to Tuesday 8th February 2022
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Please note that we do not accept CVs.
Paddock School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.