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Head of Virtual School
Position: Head of Virtual School
Location: Rutland - Oakham
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 30 hours per week (0.8 full time equivalent)
Salary: £35,934 - £38,813 plus £4,000 market supplement pro rata
Closing Date: 12 September 2019 at 23:59 PM
Interviews will take place on: Thursday 26 September 2019
About the role:
A school leader or senior LA post-holder with experience of working across a range of educational settings, and an evidence-based passion for promoting the educational achievement of children and young people in the care of the Local Authority, or who have recently left care, and celebrating their successes. Confident and credible, you will support and challenge schools and strategic partners to secure the best possible educational outcomes for children looked after and previously looked after children. Bringing an enthusiastic and flexible approach, you will be able to gain buy-in to inspirational objectives through an excellent understanding of the social care and educational legislation pertinent to children in care, or who have recently left care, and will use your initiative and imagination to unblock significant barriers to the educational success of these children.
As an experienced school leader, you will make sure that the Local Authority duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of its children looked after and previously looked after is properly discharged. Excellent organisational, report writing and IT skills, with the ability to work under pressure, sometimes out of typical school hours, will be key to delivering this role.
Who we are:
Rutland County Council is the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but just because we are a small team does not mean we cannot make a big difference! Rutland offers fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of residents in our local community – we really are one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit. This is your chance to become part of an amazing team, delivering great services throughout the county.
What we offer:
Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and flexi-time to name just a few!
We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.
The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.
You may have experience of the following: Local Authority, Virtual School Consultant, Education Support Officer, Virtual School for Looked After Children, Children In Care, Headmaster, Headmistress, Headteacher, Head Teacher, etc.