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Assistant Headteacher – Admissions and Complex Needs

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Oak Lodge is a mixed maintained regional day and residential school in the London Borough of Wandsworth.  It is situated near to both Wandsworth and Clapham commons with good transport links. Parking is available on-site.

Oak Lodge School provides education for pupils aged 10 to 19 from 32 local authorities. The provision is for students:
• Who are D/deaf
• Who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)
(The term D/deaf is used throughout education and research to describe students who are Deaf (British Sign Language users) and deaf (who are hard of hearing and tend to communicate more orally).

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication. You will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant and innovative learning community which promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education.

We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly. Pupils are enthusiastic and friendly and enjoy a varied academic and vocational curriculum.

The Assistant Head: Admissions and Complex Needs plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the additional needs of current and prospective students at Oak Lodge are assessed and met. You will be supported by the therapy team. You will be responsible for overview of the EHCP reviews and for the staff supporting individual pupils.

The successful applicant will:

• have a sound understanding of the impact of deafness and speech, language and communication needs on learning and how to assess, plan and differentiate to account for this;
• have a commitment to collaborative working;
• have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and
• promote effective, inclusive education.
• be able to demonstrate the strong leadership and management skills required to lead a significant area of the school’.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. (Please ignore the apply button).

For further information on this post and to arrange a visit, please contact the Head of School / Deputy Headteacher Christine Mukasa.

Applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to Karen Chapman at the school address.

Closing date: 31 January 2019 (at noon)
Interviews: week commencing 04 February 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note CV’s are not accepted.

Oak Lodge School      
101 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NA
Tel : 02086733453
Email : recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

 

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