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Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2LW.

Deputy Headteacher - Harry Watts Academy (Sunderland)

THIS IS A CATEGORY "E" POST.
Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise

Ref:

ST1959(e)

Full time

Leadership L9-L13: £50,026 - £55,202 per annum, depending on relevant experience.

This school has Academy status and is part of the PROSPER Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Prosper Learning Trust

Linhope Road

West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE5 2LW.

Required by September 2020.

Harry Watts Academy is a new special free school academy for children and young people with autism aged 5-16, due to open in September 2020.

Prosper Learning Trust is looking to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher to work with the new Headteacher of the school in developing a reputation for the school as a centre of excellence for specialist autism provision.

Please note this position is based in Sunderland, however on opening in September 2020 the post will initially be based at Thomas Bewick School in Newcastle.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work with the Trust as it expands. The Trustees are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate with leadership experience, qualifications and ability. You will be enthusiastic about exploring the full potential of special school provision - with an understanding of the risks that exist for vulnerable and complex young people and their families and a passion for achieving positive outcomes. Experience with ASD is considered to be essential for the role.

Your own experiences should include having experience of leading and managing whole school change and making a demonstrable impact on pupils and outcomes. You will have up to date knowledge of recent developments in education pedagogy, including new learning and teaching methods and the new Ofsted framework.

Prosper Learning Trust is at a very exciting stage in its development and you will have opportunity to play a key role in its growth. We will provide you with the resources and support you need in your efforts to continue to build excellence throughout the school. You will be working with knowledgeable and supportive specialist teachers in an academy with excellent facilities.

We can offer:

• A friendly and supportive team of staff across the Trust who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another

• An exciting and diverse learning environment where hard work and achievement are appreciated, acknowledged and celebrated

• A curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our pupils

• A well-resourced learning environment

• Supportive Trust, Trustees and Governors

• Further professional development appropriate to the role

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection.

We are more than happy for prospective candidates to visit so we can share our vision and principles, and discuss this post.

Application packs can be obtained from www.prosperlearningtrust.co.uk Please return application forms to: admin@prosperlearningtrust.co.uk or by post to Joanne Fearns, Senior HR Officer, Prosper Learning Trust, c/o Thomas Bewick School, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW.

Visiting dates: (please ring for an appointment - 0191 229 6020)

Closing date: 15 April 2020

Interview Dates: w/c 27 April 2020.

Permanent

Closing date:

15 April 2020

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