Vacancies

Link School, Sunderland

Headteacher: Mrs Donna Walker BSc (Hons)

Springwell Dene, Swindon Road, Sunderland SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Pallion Centre, Waverley Terrace, Sunderland SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777

The Link School is recognised nationally as one of the leading schools in Alternative Provision.

Children often display inappropriate behavioural difficulties for a variety of reasons. Behavioural difficulties do not necessarily mean that a child or young person has a possible mental health problem or a special educational need (SEN). Negative experiences or distressing life events can affect mental health in a way that brings about temporary change in a person’s behaviour. A pupil that experiences frequent and persistent difficulties with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties can significantly affect their learning experience and that of their peers.

To support children and schools in Sunderland, Together for Children (TFC) have introduced assessment hubs and alternative provision that may support during an assessment process or during a young person’s current circumstances. The Link School is recognised nationally as one of the leading schools in Alternative Provision. It supports the diverse needs of young people in Sunderland many of whom are extremely vulnerable and challenging. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably qualified member of staff who has the commitment to improve the academic outcomes of our young learners, as well as seeking to support them in understanding their own emotions and consequences of their behaviour. The school offers a supportive working environment, a strong commitment to CPD and career opportunities. We are a Centre of Excellence for Inclusion, and a Platinum Anti-Bullying School and we have been graded as a Good school by Ofsted.


Applications are welcomed for the following posts:-

 

Associate Senior Leader – Primary Curriculum Lead, KS2 Teacher

Leadership Range 3-7

The Link School is recognised nationally as one of the leading schools in Alternative Provision. The school is based across two sites and caters for learners at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. The school supports the diverse needs of young people in Sunderland many of whom are extremely vulnerable and challenging. The school has been graded good by Ofsted at both of its sites.  In order to build on the school’s strengths and continue the journey towards outstanding the Management Committee is seeking to appoint an Associate Senior Leader who will also lead on curriculum development and has the ability to deliver an effective quality of education across the primary phase (Reception to Y6).

The school offers a supportive working environment, a strong commitment to CPD and career opportunities. We are an IQM Flagship Status School for Inclusion, and a Platinum Anti-Bullying School.

This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious teacher or middle leader who is ready to take the step up to senior leadership. Applications are welcomed from enthusiastic and talented candidates who have the willingness and potential to develop their careers and make a significant contribution to our school’s ethos. The focus of the role will be on development and delivery of the curriculum across the primary phase.  The post holder will be based at our Springwell Dene site which caters for those young people who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school and those young people who display extreme challenging behaviour.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have vision, innovative ideas and a positive approach.
  • Be able to show evidence of leadership and excellent teaching in their career to date.
  • Have a demonstrable track record of raising attainment and achievement of learners with challenging behaviour.
  • Have high expectations of self, staff and learners.
  • Have ambition and the potential for further career development.
  • Be willing to commit to completing an accredited senior leadership course.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school.

If you require further information about this role please contact Donna Walker (Headteacher) on 0191 561 5777

Application forms and further details are available by e mailing

Ms Caroline Granton, Director of Finance and Premises, Link School, caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk, to whom completed applications should be returned

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. As part of our due diligence and to comply with our obligations in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, an online search of publicly available information will be undertaken for all shortlisted candidates. The successful applicant will be subject to provide an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applications to be returned to Caroline Granton at the above e mail address

Closing date: Friday 9 February 2024 Noon

Interviews: Wednesday 14 February 2024  

 

Contact

Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Office Opening Times

Mon-Thurs: 8am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8am – 4pm

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

 

 

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