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Vice Principal – Curriculum & High Needs

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Due to internal promotion of the previous incumbent, we are looking for a Vice Principal to have responsibility for day-to-day curriculum leadership at Carshalton and Merton Colleges, along with responsibility cross Group for developing Inclusive Learning and opportunities for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, and for the oversight of English and Maths.

This role will be part of the wider Group Leadership Team, who have collective responsibility for the delivery of the College Vision, Strategic Plan and Objectives, as well as the Annual Operating Plan.

You will lead the Group’s Inclusive Learning strategy, ensuring effective curriculum development and plans for local and regional partners are achieved, and lead the Group’s English and Maths strategy, with a particular focus on 16-18 study programmes, ensuring that target income and contribution levels are achieved for High Needs Students, Additional Learning Support, and in mainstream curriculum areas for which responsible. You will build capacity and capability across the Group to support and strengthen the provision of learning to students with learning difficulties and disabilities through different delivery arrangements and ensure that the curriculum across the Group is further developed to welcome students with learning difficulties and disabilities, and ensure that they achieve and progress into work or further education and/or training.

We are looking to appoint an individual who has a strong successful record of leadership in a senior curriculum management role, backed with excellent knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy for students with learning disabilities and disabilities in the FE sector. You’ll possess knowledge of the funding for, and provision of learning support for students with additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities in the FE sector, and have evidence of successfully working with partners, including employers and external agencies, to develop the College curriculum and meet income targets.

We would like you to have a proven record in the successful management of change within an organisation and possess a successful and sustained record of developing systems and processes which have resulted in raising quality and standards in learning and teaching for students. You will be able to collaborate within a team, contributing to team development and implementing shared goals, and have good data analysis skills to support performance management and quality improvement.

STCG very much encourages applications from candidates whose backgrounds are as diverse as the learners who attend the Group’s Colleges.

Closing date for the return of completed applications is Sunday 23rd June 2024.

An Assessment day will be held at Carshalton College on Thursday 4th July 2024, the details of which will be provided to all shortlisted candidates.

Should you wish to arrange an informal conversation with Julie Percival, the Principal of Carshalton and Merton Colleges, please email her in the first instance at [email protected]

The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 days plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health.

This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

STCG is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Carshalton College is situated close to both Sutton and Croydon and offers high quality vocational education at all levels. Located in an attractive area with lots of green spaces, parks and the Carshalton ponds, the College has been an education provider in Sutton for over 60 years. Merton College boasts industry standard facilities and is adjacent to the beautiful grounds of Morden Park.

Together, we have fantastic success rates, making us part of one of the best FE college groups in London.

We have knowledgeable tutors who have a wealth of industry experience as well as established employer links for our Apprenticeships and students’ work experience. Our mission is to achieve the ambitions of more students and partners than ever before.

STCG is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.

When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.


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