Head Teacher, The Lioncare School
Established in 1995, The Lioncare School is an innovative DfES registered, small independent S.E.M.H Therapeutic School in Brighton & Hove, offering a special, trauma-informed curriculum for up to 17 children and young people aged 6-16 who have complex learning needs and who require substantial positive behavior, and relational, support in order to access learning.
The Lioncare School is now looking for a new Head Teacher.
You will be an experienced leader who has a proven record of inspiring and capturing the very best from children and the adults who work with them, of centering progress and achievement in the most challenging of circumstances and have an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to keep a school safe, compliant, and at the very least, good in all ways.
Supported by an experienced and committed team of teachers, a dedicated pastoral and learning support team, and excellent administrators, your task will be to further advance our unique therapeutic curriculum model in the context of the complexities and rewards of working with vulnerable children aged from 6-16 who need safe specialist, attachment-aware provision. You will be key in fostering a community that is compassionate and tenacious in preparing children for their next steps, and your capacity to develop and support the well- being of all is crucial. In addition, you will have a proven ability to work positively with families, carers, local authorities, statutory processes and regulators. You will display personal qualities of authenticity, reliability, good humor, empathy and flexibility. The Head Teacher of this small school is currently expected to act as SENCO and Deputy Designated Lead for Safeguarding.
- Pay in line with national pay scales and clear salary progression
- Excellent training and opportunities for continuous professional development in therapeutic models, including further post-graduate opportunities for the right candidate
- Continuous support from the Executive Team, including regular supervision
- Effective practice support, guidance, ongoing experiential learning, and coaching from both our Executive Team and external consultancy,
- Working in one of the country’s leading providers of accredited therapeutic childcare and education
- A supportive, caring, and understanding working environment
- Real job satisfaction
- A chance to make a real difference in the lives of children & young people
National Teacher’s Pay Scale Equivalent
HT1 £49,261 Up to (top of scale) HT5 (top of scale) £54,357
To apply for this role, you will be required to complete an application form which can be downloaded from our website www.lioncare.co.uk/recruitment
In line with our Safer Recruitment Policy and Safeguarding Practice, there are no circumstances where a CV is an appropriate method of application for employment with The Lioncare Group, and only a fully completed Application Form will be accepted.
References will always be followed up and any offer of employment is always subject to pre-employment checks being undertaken; these include confirmation of a satisfactory Enhanced DBS and a thorough check for any prohibitions, sanctions and restrictions that might prevent you from taking part in certain activities or working in specific positions.
The Lioncare School values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. The Lioncare School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The closing date for all applications: Friday 30th July 2021.