Eastern Region Educational Pyschologist, Cavendish Education

Cavendish Education

Eastern Region Educational Psychologist

Cavendish Education is a unique schools group currently seeking a full time Educational Psychologist to support our Eastern Region Schools. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team, working to support a relational approach to teaching and learning which influences our whole school ethos and systems, as well as everyday practice.

Our Eastern Region Schools offer education placements for children and young people with very complex needs, often living in complex circumstances. Many of our learners have diagnoses of Autism and have experienced exclusion from mainstream settings. The Eastern Region Schools currently are:

Gretton School, Girton, Cambridgeshire
Quorn Hall School, Quorn, Leicestershire
Hardwick House School, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Our Schools are committed to offering a relational approach to education, informed by specialist knowledge of Autism and SEMH. Children and Young People who attend our schools have frequently experienced disrupted relationships as a consequence of their needs not being understood or met in other settings. Our schools are committed to offering learners reparative experiences of relationships in order to enable them to meet their full potential.

Within this overarching relational frame, we draw on evidence based approaches such as restorative practice and positive behaviour support to meet the needs of our students and support the wellbeing of the whole school community.

We are looking for an experienced, creative and innovative psychologist who is committed to working with our schools systems in a collaborative way. A specialism in Autism and / or SEMH is desirable. Experience in developing and improving a psychology service would also be an advantage.

Working collaboratively with a range of specialist professionals, including a full-time clinical psychologist, the lead Educational Psychologist will support all aspects of school life. At an organisational level, the Educational Psychologist will contribute to the development of effective systems, policies and practices in collaboration with senior leaders. Providing training to individual schools and the Cavendish group will also form part of the role. The Educational Psychologist will also support pupils through consultation with school staff and specialist assessment of pupils’ needs, contributing to complex case discussions as well as statutory processes such as annual reviews of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans. At all levels of work, the educational psychologist will work closely with a range of external professionals and services to ensure best outcomes for the children and young people that access our provision.

Cavendish Education is committed to supporting the continued professional development of all staff and offers a CPD budget to support psychologists to develop their knowledge and practice. Regular external psychological supervision will be provided by a suitably qualified Consultant Educational Psychologist. We anticipate that the Cavendish Education psychology team will grow over the coming years with potential to recruit both assistant grade and qualified psychologists. This is an exciting time to join our psychology provision in schools and shape the developing service.

Our schools are based in Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire. Some travel between sites will be required, however we encourage flexible working where possible.

The role is offered full time, term time only (39 weeks plus 2 weeks out of term time, allocated for report writing etc).

Candidates who would prefer to work part time are also welcome to apply.

The salary is equivalent to the Soulbury Scale A (4 to 8) in the range of £44,012 – £51,538 (pro rata), depending on experience.

Closing date: 07/12/2020

For more information and an application form, please email: jobs@grettonschool.com

Gretton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gretton School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.