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Recruitment Federation of Westminster Special Schools
& Bi-borough Inclusion Service

Vacancies

Welcome to our recruitment page, where you will find details of our current vacancies and how to apply.

You can find out about our staff wellbeing activities by clicking the link below or to the right of this page. 

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Executive Headteacher Vacancy 

Applicants when completing application forms must demonstrate how they meet all sections and subsections of the person specification for this role

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring and visionary Executive Headteacher, who will work in close collaboration with our Governing Board. The Executive Headteacher is directly responsible for the Federation’s Leadership Team (FLT) and line manages the two Headteachers, the Head of Bi-Borough Inclusion Service and the Federation Business Manager. In addition, line manages the Federation Assistant Headteacher Pastoral and Safeguarding (Lead DSL for the Federation)

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools comprises two special schools, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (QEII School) and College Park School, as well as a highly regarded Bi-Borough Inclusion Service offering a range of specialist advice and support to mainstream schools in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.

QEII School is an all-age (4 - 19) community special school for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, including complex medical conditions.

College Park School is an all-age (4 - 19) community special school for pupils with autism and complex learning needs within the moderate to severe range.

The Bi-Borough Inclusion Service which is managed by the Federation is made up of Advisory Teachers and SEND professionals who specialise in the following areas of SEND: Autism; Speech, Language and Communication Needs; Hearing Impairment; Vision Impairment; Occupational Therapy and Inclusion.

The New Executive Headteacher will:
¨ Provide outstanding strategic leadership by developing and articulating the vision, values and ethos of the Federation of Westminster Special Schools (FWSS) and inspire and empower others in achieving them.

¨ Create a culture of continuous improvement through inspirational leadership, being committed to the highest achievement in all areas of the Federation’s work.

¨ Lead by example to foster an open, transparent and equitable culture and promote the rights, needs and aspirations of all pupils with SEND and their families.

¨ Ensure high quality special educational provision by working with the Federation Headteachers and holding them to account for the continuous improvement in standards with particular reference to assessment processes, curriculum, teaching and learning, pupil progress and strengthening each school’s specialist expertise.

¨ Ensure high quality BI-borough (Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea) inclusion support for mainstream schools

¨ Ensure that the Federation, schools and service development plans are robust creating a framework for achieving outstanding provision and identify opportunities for Federation development and expansion

We can offer you:

  • A highly skilled and motivated staff team, committed to continuous improvement
  • Pupils who love to come to school and parents who value what the schools offer
  • A knowledgeable and committed Governing Board who provide constructive support and challenge
  • Excellent public transport to work
  • Employee assistance programme: free confidential support, information and advice for staff
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Salary: Leadership Scale L33-39, £100,604 — £114,074 (Inner London)

Required for: September 2022

We strongly encourage visits to both schools. There will also be an opportunity for a virtual discussion with the Head of the Bi-Borough Inclusion Service.

To arrange a visit please contact
College Park School, Garway Road, London, W2 4PH
E-mail: c.shepherd@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

Queen Elizabeth II School, Kennet Road, London, W9 3LG
E-mail: p.murphy01@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

Bi-Borough Inclusion Service. Based at Queen Elizabeth II School
E-mail: a.selwyn@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

If you have any queries or would like general information about the Federation: Please email j.simson@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

Please complete the application form and send it to: j.simson@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

Application Closing Date       5pm on Tuesday 10th May 2022  

Short-listing                                  13th May 2022

Interview Dates                       Tuesday 17th May 2022                        

Start Date September 2022

For details and an application pack, please see the attachments below 

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER APPLICATION PACK

EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER APPLICATION FORM

Teaching Assistant Vacancies
 

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, inspiring and skilled Teaching Assistants at both of our Federation Schools, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (W9) and College Park School (W2).

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools are committed to developing staff as well as ensuring our pupils make excellent progress and enjoy their learning. You need to be flexible, energetic and committed to working with children with complex needs and/or autism and be ready for anything!

We have a strong team of committed staff in a happy supportive community. If you are up for a challenge and really want to help make a positive difference to the lives of pupils with special educational needs then one of our schools could be the place for you.

We will provide you with excellent staff induction, training and a commitment to continuing professional development.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our Federation!

Salary: Broadband Pay - Band 1 Steps 3 and 4 (£20,146.57 and £20,879.27 pro rata)

Working Hours: 36 hours a week, Term Time Only

We only accept WCC application forms and do not accept CVs.

For more details, please visit our website https://www.qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk/

For any questions or to submit your application, please email our HR team hr@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

This post will remain open until successfully filled, so please apply as soon as possible. The first round of interviews will be before the February half-term. Further, interviews will be arranged as applications are received. 

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the attached application form will be accepted. The Federation of Westminster Special Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applicants will be interviewed as and when applications are received

Job Description & Person Specification

Support Staff Application Form

College Park Teacher Vacancy 

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools: a specialist school for learners aged 4-19

Class Teacher, ECT/Main Scale/UPS + SEN Allowance

Maternity cover

Is your teaching creative? Inspirational? Exciting?

Required for a September start

We are looking to recruit a skilled, committed or aspiring SEN class teacher who has high expectations for learners and staff and lots of energy, to join our team at College Park School (W2)

Applicants need enthusiasm, commitment, and resilience to support our amazing young people. Our school has primary and secondary aged learners who have a range of severe and complex learning needs and we have experience of supporting primary and secondary mainstream colleagues keen to work in a specialist school setting.

We offer you a welcoming school, amazing young people and a commitment to your professional development.

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools is a learning community, which includes College Park School and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School, the Bi-borough Inclusion Service. We are committed to developing excellent teachers to realise sustained school improvement and excellent outcomes for learners.

We offer an induction package and ongoing support and continuing professional development as well as opportunities for career progression.  Opportunities for those on, close to UPR, or interested in a middle-leader role can be discussed on visits to the school and at interview for shortlisted candidates. Options for a summer term start can be considered.

Visits to the school are essential; please contact c.shepherd@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk  to arrange a visit on / 020 72213454

Please use the attached application form and job description.

In your application, please show how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, identifying any subject specialisms you have and email your application to hr@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

Application closing date: 9am Monday 16th May 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th May 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools welcomes applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Only applications submitted on the attached application form will be accepted. The Federation of Westminster Special Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

JOB DESCRIPTION & PERSON SPECIFICATION

WCC Teachers Application form
 

Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment (QTVI) 0.6FTE
 

Grade:           MPS/UPS SEN 2 Allowance £4,242, TLR2a £2,721 pro rata

To start:       September 2022 start

Responsible to: Bi-Borough Sensory Support Service Team Leader

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools comprises two special schools, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School (QEII School) and College Park School, as well as our highly regarded Bi-borough Inclusion Service.

We are seeking to appoint a Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment (QTVI) to support the learning and development of pupils with vision impairment across schools predominantly within Westminster, and to support development of understanding of vision impairment through delivery of training to a range of professionals and families.

This post would be ideally suited for:

  • a QTVI  who is looking for an exciting  opportunity working within an experienced, multidisciplinary team (including autism advisory teachers, SEN OTs, SLCN advisory teacher, QToD)
  • a QTVI working in an additionally resourced provision who would like to gain skills across a wide variety of settings and to develop skills within a multidisciplinary service

The post will allow you to learn about quality assurance of remote provision (including publishing pre-recorded resources, effective delivery of training online). It will also enhance your skills regarding accessibility of online learning of pupils with vision impairment.

You will have access to a wide range of SEND training delivered by our service and external speakers.

As a Qualified Teacher for Children with Vision Impairment (QTVI)  you will keep well-ordered and efficient records that show impact of work undertaken and have knowledge and understanding of the Children’s and Families Act, the SEND Code of Practice, EHC plans and planning and other relevant educational initiatives.

Working in a team, you will be expected to demonstrate the following:

  • To support the learning and development of pupils with vision impairment
  • To support understanding of vision impairment through delivery of training to a range of professionals and families.
  • To develop practice that is inclusive of children with vision impairment in educational settings throughout the Bi-borough.
  • To assist the local authority in fulfilling its statutory obligations towards children with vision impairment.

We can offer you:

  • Ongoing professional development within this specialist field
  • Outstanding opportunities for the development of knowledge and skills across the SEN spectrum
  • Performance management related awards
  • Well-equipped classrooms: interactive white board, iPad, multi-sensory equipment
  • Employee assistant programme: free confidential support, information and advice for staff
  • Cycle scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme

For an informal discussion, please contact the Team Leader for Sensory Support Service Kathryn Gilgallon at kgilgallon@westminster.gov.uk

Job Description and Application form are attached in this pack. Completed applications and supporting statements to be sent to HR at: hr@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications: 2nd May 2022

Shortlisting date: 3rd May 2022

Interview date: 5th May 2022

The Federation of Westminster Special Schools is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are made subject to receipt of a completed application form, satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Teacher Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification

 

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