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Avalon School - Head of School

Salary L11 - L17

Start date: January 2022 or sooner if possible

We are currently looking for an inspirational leader to fulfil this exciting and challenging role.

Avalon School has recently joined a Federation with Polden Bower School, the schools share Executive Leadership and the successful candidate will be well supported in their role by the Executive Headteacher and the Heads of School at Polden Bower School.

Avalon School is a small community secondary special school in Street, which caters for young people from Year 7 to 14 who have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).

We wish to appoint a suitably qualified, hardworking, creative and successful leader who has a proven record of improving outcomes for young people. The successful candidate will have QTS and leadership experience with a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures.

The Head of School at Avalon will focus on teaching and learning, curriculum development and the professional development of the team of dedicated and hardworking staff. A focus on strengthening our partnership with parents, carers and the wider community is also a key element for this role.

You should have excellent interpersonal skills, a strong understanding of school improvement and an ability to manage change effectively.

The successful post holder must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with young people, staff, parents and the wider school community. You will have an excellent understanding of how to demonstrate the impact of your work and the work of the school team.

Avalon School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the safer recruitment process; the successful applicant will be expected to share this commitment and will be subject to relevant and necessary checks including an enhanced DBS.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

For an informal discussion and/or to arrange a visit to the school please contact the Executive Headteacher - Helen Farnell on 01458 443081

Closing date: Midday Tuesday 12 October 2021

Interview dates: Tuesday 19 October & Wednesday 20 October 2021

For more information about this post, please see the Information pack: Information pack - Head of School

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At Avalon School we are committed to the welfare and safeguarding of our students.  We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.