School Site Manager (Curriculum Learning Lead)

  • Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: Education - Include
  • Pay scale: £Competitive (Zone 3 Outside of normal arrangements)
  • Department: Education
  • Pay zone: Zone 3 - Rest of England (excluding NE)
  • Contractual type: Full time - permanent

Company Description

At Catch22, we are proud of our reputation as a modern and progressive employer. Our 1,300 colleagues and 300 volunteers work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting over 60,000 individuals from cradle to career. Our work spans education, social justice and rehabilitation, children's social care, family support, social action and getting people into work. 

Catch22 Include schools helps vulnerable young people with challenging behaviours to realise their full potential.

With extensive experience of delivering services to children and young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream schools and whose education has irretrievably broken down, we support learners to achieve academic and vocational targets and progress into education, training and employment. This approach delivers significant long-term benefits to learners, parents and carers, communities and local authorities.

Our independent schools and a range of tailored support programmes are targeted at young people who fall into high risk groups in all key stages, including those who are excluded or at risk of exclusion from mainstream schools or Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), and those with social, emotional and/or mental health needs (SEMH) or special educational needs (SEN).

Job Description

Internally this role is known as Curriculum and Learning Lead

We have a vacancy for a Curriculum and Learning Lead to provide effective leadership and management in our Ipswich school, delivering a safe and secure education provision for students with complex needs and behaviours.

Reporting to the Head Teacher, you will manage the educational environment and a number of Teachers, Advocates, Teaching Assistants and Learning and Support Assistants to support and motivate our students as they undertake a high quality and aspirational curriculum. The overall goal is to ensure that the school's effectiveness is judged by OFSTED as consistently good or outstanding.

For more information on our school please see our website: http://www.includesuffolk.org.uk/

As Curriculum and Learning Lead, your duties will include:

Teaching and learning:

  • Create an inspirational learning environment with high expectations of learner achievement, success and progression.
  • Implement the agreed curriculum and be accountable for its quality as defined by the Catch22 Education plan, school offer, the commissioner and the individual needs of the students.
  • Engage with parents regarding the progress of learners, ensuring that they are engaged and supportive in all aspects of our delivery.
  • Build effective and supporting relationships with students and families/carers; embed that trust and support within the education process.
  • Be the lead professional and drive the multi-agency support for every child; leading each Advocate to create and maintain a home environment conducive to learning.
  • Ensure that lessons are well planned and enable learners to achieve and progress.
  • Be the role model for inclusive learning and the recognition and celebration of diversity.
  • Through the assessment process, ensure that learners’ needs are identified, oversee the development of IEPs and implement strategies to monitor performance regularly and effectively.
  • Manage, implement and monitor the timetable, so that teachers and support staff are deployed effectively and efficiently, ensuring learner success.
  • Oversee relationships with awarding bodies and ensure a robust internal verification process, by reporting on assessment, moderation and best practices within the area.
  • Teach across a range of learning programmes ensuring at least good outcomes for pupils.

Leadership and management:

  • Act as role model; champion Catch22 and the Education directorate’s vision and values. 
  • Be the lead for the development of the local self-assessment report with subsequent improvement planning and contribute to the overall quality improvement process of the school.
  • Manage and analyse performance data and report to Head Teacher and Head of Region. Take appropriate actions to address areas of underperformance.
  • Be the lead for improving the quality of teaching and learning by following and implementing the school’s observation of teaching and learning procedures.
  • Manage and implement the contribution review process by setting targets for individual and team performance. Manage areas of staff underperformance effectively and timely.
  • Support the training and development of staff to ensure the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Lead and manage the team in regards to safeguarding, ensuring all Catch22 safeguarding and child protection processes are followed, and that all staff are compliant with all statutory training.
  • Manage pupil behavior on-site and lead in the development of individual and whole school behavior plans.
  • Ensure that appropriate behaviour strategies and positive handling are in place and training is completed when required.
  • Work with the Head of Region to manage the referral process.  Take a leading role in marketing, publicity and networking events and maintain good relationships with stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage the site’s finances and resources in line with Catch22’s policies and procedures; be responsible for meeting targets for expenditure and income; be the dedicated budget holder for the site.
  • Be responsible for the safe running of the school site including adhering to all health and safety policies and regulations.
  • Recruit, coach, develop, motivate and manage direct reports in line with employment policies, procedures and best practice.
  • Act as role model; champion Catch22 and the Education directorate’s vision and values. 
  • Be the lead for the development of the local self-assessment report with subsequent improvement planning and contribute to the overall quality improvement process of the school.
  • Manage and analyse performance data and report to Head Teacher and Head of Region. Take appropriate actions to address areas of underperformance.
  • Be the lead for improving the quality of teaching and learning by following and implementing the school’s observation of teaching and learning procedures.
  • Manage and implement the contribution review process by setting targets for individual and team performance. Manage areas of staff underperformance effectively and timely.
  • Support the training and development of staff to ensure the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Lead and manage the team in regards to safeguarding, ensuring all Catch22 safeguarding and child protection processes are followed, and that all staff are compliant with all statutory training.
  • Manage pupil behavior on-site and lead in the development of individual and whole school behavior plans.
  • Ensure that appropriate behaviour strategies and positive handling are in place and training is completed when required.
  • Work with the Head of Region to manage the referral process.  Take a leading role in marketing, publicity and networking events and maintain good relationships with stakeholders.
  • Effectively manage the site’s finances and resources in line with Catch22’s policies and procedures; be responsible for meeting targets for expenditure and income; be the dedicated budget holder for the site.
  • Be responsible for the safe running of the school site including adhering to all health and safety policies and regulations.
  • Recruit, coach, develop, motivate and manage direct reports in line with employment policies, procedures and best practice.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • QTS or a recognised professional teaching qualification at degree or higher level and significant relevant experience in an education setting and a willingness to work towards QTS and NPQH.
  • Attended/willing to attend local safeguarding training that complies with national guidance.

Experience

  • Experience of working with our cohort of young people including those with complex, high behavior and additional learning needs.
  • Extensive behaviour management experience with students who have complex needs and extreme behaviour.
  • Experience of quality assurance and leading and managing teams to improve performance and deliver outstanding teaching and learning.
  • Experience of managing and leading curriculum.
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency environment, working as the lead professional for extremely complex and challenging students and their families/carers.
  • Experience of Ofsted inspection and a clear understanding/working knowledge of the common inspection framework and independent schools regulations.
  • Experience of financial management.
  • Experience of leading change.

Knowledge

  • A working knowledge of ALP and educational structures and procedures.
  • A clear understanding of the local, regional, and national environment and the policies and legal requirements which impact on a school safer recruitment, safeguarding and health and safety.
  • Sound understanding of relevant qualifications frameworks and of a range of teaching and learning strategies.
  • An exceptional behaviour management specialist with considerable understanding of behaviour management strategies.

Additional Information

Salary: up to £ 28,100 per annum

Benefits

  • 27 days annual leave + bank holidays, rising to 33 days with service.
  • We will match your annual leave entitlement (up to 33 days) from your current employer when you join us.
  • Pension scheme with matching contributions of up to 4%
  • Discounted shopping opportunities

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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