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We are seeking an experienced, energetic self-employed education leader to work intensively at the heart of our team for 8 months (with scope to extend) to deliver quality improvement and a post-Covid adapted work-based curriculum in readiness for the next academic year.

Ideally you will be located in Kent but this project can be delivered remotely using videoconferencing, with regular visits in person subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Provision based in Medway, Swale and Gravesham in Kent. 

Full-time availability is best, but we welcome quotes for part-time availability if you believe you are a great match for what we need. We are also open to proposals to deliver the work by two or more people.

Main aim: Working on a freelance, self-employed basis, to take on leadership for education in a team that combines teaching staff with supported employment specialists. To pick up and develop the legacy of work from the team’s previous Curriculum Lead and develop and review the Curriculum to help further the delivery of successful outcomes for the young people. The successful candidate will play a key strategic role raising the quality of education and adapting our provision for a post-Covid future as we plan for the next academic year. This will include proactively helping to recruit and handing over to a permanent Curriculum Lead expected to start in September.  

About the project: A Supported Internship is a powerful model of an education and employment programme that is proven to be effective at overcoming the many barriers young people with learning disabilities and/or autism face with employment.  Our ultimate goal is to inspire, enable and support more young people with learning difficulties and/or autism to achieve sustained, local, paid work.

Key skills required:

  • Qualified Teacher Status and experience teaching young adults, 16 years + with SEND, including young people with learning difficulties and/or autism.
  • Significant experience in education and expert knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Educational Health and Care Plans.
  • Strong, proven experience of leadership in SEND education.
  • Experience of reviewing and developing curriculum.
  • Strong knowledge of quality monitoring and performance management.
  • A strong understanding of what constitutes outstanding learning and teaching and the ability to embed this in organisational culture and practice.

You will work with a team that is focused, hard working and mutually supportive, where your skills, experience and contributions will be valued and help shape the future and quality of the programme.

Please download and read the full details about this rewarding contract in the job pack.  

If you believe that your experience and vision matches what we need, then you are invited to quote, below.

Closing date: Please ensure you submit your quotation to us by Midnight on Sunday 11th April 2021. 

It is our intention to give you feedback by the end of the working day on Thursday 15th April 2021.

Enquiries: [email protected]

No agency contact please. You will be required to declare all past convictions, whether spent or not, as this post is exempt from The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1984. You will also be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check.

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