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St Clare's School


Location: St Clare's School, Derby
Salary: £62,426-£72,306 (Leadership 18–24)

St Clare’s School is part of Esteem Multi-Academy Trust and a vibrant, stimulating and specialist community in which students and staff value themselves and others. We aim to challenge, motivate and empower individuals with the skills and knowledge for a life beyond school. We want the students and staff of St Clare’s to be both aspirational and inspirational. We are passionate about training and developing our staff.

We look to appoint staff who are willing to contribute fully to the life of the school and who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We are seeking a dynamic and inspiring leader who is passionate about enabling our students to access educational opportunities via an individualised curriculum, and, wherever possible, enabling and supporting them to be active citizens in the wider community.

You must be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership and managerial skills, as well as having significant experience and knowledge of working with children and young people with a range of complex needs. As a skilled SEND practitioner, you will have proven success in leading a team in delivering a personalised curriculum to students with a broad range of needs including challenging behaviour and communication difficulties.

If you are a highly motivated and forward-thinking individual, with the energy and passion to change lives, coupled with proven experience of impacting on whole school development and improvement, this could be the opportunity for you.

We welcome applications from experienced senior leaders with:

• A demonstrable record of success in leading teams to deliver outstanding learning outcomes for children and young people with significant special educational needs

• The ability to build excellent relationships with students, staff, parents, governors, other schools and officers in the multi-academy trust and the local community

• The vision and skill to embrace, lead and manage change and improvement

The children and young people who come to us have a range of needs and abilities but are primarily categorised as Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) or Complex Learning Difficulties (CLD/PMLD). However, we try not to talk about disability. Our culture and ethos is very much about abilities and how we can nurture and develop skills and knowledge to help our pupils for life beyond school.

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please arrange appointments through our Admin Team (admin@stclares.derby.sch.uk). Please only use the teacher application and monitoring formon the Esteem website. Completed application forms along with a covering letter need to be sent via email to the HR Team, hr@esteemmat.co.uk or via post to: HR Department, Esteem Multi-Academy Trust, Suite 43 Pure Offices, Lake View Drive, Annesley, Nottingham, NG15 0DT

Closing date for applications to be received: Friday 27 March 2020 (12 noon)
Interviews are likely to be held week commencing Monday 30 March 2020

St Clare’s School and Esteem Multi-Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. We expect all staff, volunteers and agency staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

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