18 October 2023
Do you want to help disengaged young people in your local area?
Are you an experienced teacher looking for the next step in your career?
Would you relish the opportunity to lead a team of eager practitioners?
A unique opening has arisen to be a key part of the leadership team within Progress Schools as Head of one of our schools.
At Progress Schools Wigan, we are situated within the award-winning Wigan Youth Zone. In order to offer our students privacy while learning, we are based in a separate wing. Our small class sizes allow us to offer the highest-quality and bespoke teaching which supports each of our students to achieve. We provide shorter- and longer-term placements with a focus on rehabilitation into secondary school; short respite breaks are also designed to support educational engagement.
We are looking for passionate and ambitious individuals who can create a safe and encouraging environment in order for their students to learn and flourish. This role would suit someone who is looking to take the next step in their education career and explore the management of a small setting and staff team. We would love to hear from applicants who are passionate about working with young people who need support to make a positive change.
Requirements before applying to the role:
At Progress Schools, we have around 30-55 pupils on roll to ensure that we can provide ample opportunities for children who need a nurturing, encouraging and supportive environment. Each school consists of a core team of five, with two teachers and two support staff, although this can vary depending on the size and needs of each school. Further support is also provided by regional and national staff, who work with a number of schools.
If successfully appointed as Head of School, you would be responsible for the day-to-day running of your school. You would be a figurehead for the altruistic work of the Progress Group and helping pupils to either get back into mainstream schools or progress into a sustained Post 16 pathway. Our sole focus is to help young people secure positive progressions back in mainstream schools or into Further Education or Training. Therefore, there would be further expectations to:
Expectations within the role:
Here at Progress, we are passionate about developing our staff as well as our students. Throughout your time with us, you will be fully supported with a range of CPD, career progression and in house training, which includes paid qualifications. This goes alongside numerous other benefits such as a pension scheme and parental leave.
Further Benefits Include:
If you want the opportunity to create a positive learning environment for some wonderful pupils and would like to know more about the role, contact 0161 200 1904 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.