This is a full time open-ended position.
The start date for this position shall be either 1st September 2020 or 1st January 2021.
The governing body would be prepared to reimburse the documented costs of the successful candidate’s necessary relocation closer to the school up to a maximum of £7,000.
Applications are invited from an exceptional, motivated and inspirational individual with a proven track record of successful school leadership in the field of special educational needs.
Portfield School is an 'excellent' special school which specialises in the education of pupils with severe, complex, multiple learning difficulties and ASC from its base in Portfield, Haverfordwest along with satellite provision at Ysgol Y Preseli. It also provides outreach to support to the mainstream schools of Pembrokeshire in meeting the needs of pupils with complex special needs.
The school has strong links with social care and is working with other agencies to develop provision with pre-school settings and post 18 education for its pupils.
The successful candidate will have the ability to:
1. Maintain existing high standards in leadership and management
2. Promote a vision and commitment to maintaining the high standards of provision
3. Promote excellence, equality and high expectations for all pupils
4. Inspire, challenge and enthuse the staff team
5. Creatively promote partnerships and collaborative working.
6. Sustain our commitment to working positively with parents and carers
We can offer:
1. Exciting professional development opportunity
2. Enthusiastic pupils who enjoy learning
3. Dedicated, talented and experienced staff team
4. Welcoming and safe inclusive learning environment
5. Highly supportive parents, carers and committed governors
6. A highly skilled multi-disciplinary team to support pupils learning, health and welfare needs.
In Wales the Head Teachers' Qualifications and Registration (Wales) Regulations 2005 and their amendment in 2011 ensures the quality of headship by requiring all head teachers to hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) unless they were a head teacher before the Regulations came into force.
Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for Pembrokeshire's Children and Schools Service. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of all schools.
This post is subject to a DBS disclosure check.
Portfield 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.