Head of School - Foundation, Learning Support and Art

Harrow, London (Greater)
£44,531 to £49,865 per annum including London Weighting
30 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Harrow College has achieved the third highest 16-18 results in London, the equal-highest in West London, and with great pride at Harrow College our High Needs Student are central to this success.

We deliver high quality education to a large High Needs Student cohort, the majority of which study with high success on mainstream vocational courses. We also have discrete LLDD provision within our Foundation Section.

We are now seeking to appoint a Head of School – Foundation, Learning Support and Art. This exciting and key role at Harrow College will act as strategic lead for Additional Learning Support (including Deaf and Hard of Hearing support), as well as managing the LLDD & Entry level and Art Sections.

You will be housed in the recently opened state of art LLDD ‘Spring House’ building. Additionally, ALS will soon benefit from the just opened highly specialised ALS Centre, part of a rolling programme of capital development at our Harrow Weald campus. You will lead a Section Manager overseeing the LLDD/Entry Section as well as ALS and Communication teams who are overseen by two experienced Student Co-ordinators. You will also oversee a Course Team Leader for Art.  

You will be responsible for driving the College’s ALS strategy, including meeting relevant statutory and Ofsted priorities. You will work with a number of local authorities to ensure we meet the needs of our students through both the quality of our offer and by appropriate funding being agreed to meet these needs. You will also lead the discrete LLDD & Foundation courses, and the college’s small Art Section.

Qualified to degree level and preferably qualified in SEND, and with an advanced level teaching qualification, you should possess 3 years’ teaching experience in Further Education, have a good understanding of awarding body regulations and curriculum development. You will also have a proven track record of leading ALS and SEND in the education sector. You should have a range of management skills including good planning and organising abilities, along with excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate teams to enhance student success.

Equal Opportunities

Uxbridge College is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all people, irrespective of disability, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, transsexual or gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, religion/faith or pregnancy and maternity leave.

Disclosure and Barring Service checks

HCUC (Harrow & Uxbridge College) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and we expect all staff to share this commitment. To ensure that we meet our safeguarding commitments we will carry out all necessary pre-employment checks, including undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check for all successful candidates.

Please apply via the link.