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Ambitious about Autism

Education Development Lead

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Ambitious about Autism sites Contract Time Vacancy Closing Date:2 April 2021

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide education and employment services, raise awareness and understanding and campaign for change. Through our Ofsted Outstanding and Good provisions; Ambitious College, TreeHouse School and The Rise School, we offer specialist education and support.

We are embarking on the next chapter of our Ambitious journey, to open a new special free school for autistic children and young people in Kingston. The new school will build on our Education model, the Ambitious Approach, which places a focus on the wellbeing and quality of life of each pupil.

Our vision is a world where the ordinary is the everyday experience of children and young people with autism. We are looking for a Senior Education Consultant on a fixed term or consultancy based contract to support the development of new and existing education settings across Ambitious about Autism and the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust (AaAST). The role will involve the development of our current offering, education model and curriculum in new schools. There will be a strong focus on stakeholder development and relationship building. You will report to the Executive Principal, with a dotted line management relationship with the Director of Service Development and will form part of the Education Executive Management Team (EEMT).

Your role
  • Working collaboratively with the Executive Principal and Director of Service Development to design high-quality service offers for a range of settings
  • Design a robust, broad and balanced autism-specific curriculum for all Key Stages with a clear focus on positive outcomes for our children and young people
  • To ensure the new settings meet all regulatory frameworks, including but not limited to Ofsted
  • Develop curriculum strategies for new settings, including but not limited to: principles upon which the curriculum is based, its intent, implementation and impact

You will join a highly motivated, collaborative team who are dedicated to improving the outcomes of our young people. At Ambitious about Autism, you will have access to wide range of resources, excellent in house and external training courses, an expert team with a wealth of knowledge and partnerships with external stakeholders, flexible working and access to a wide range of inclusive wellness programmes.

Please find attached the recruitment pack including the job description and further information about Ambitious about Autism.

For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact or call

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

5 days ago

Muswell Hill, United Kingdom

Full time

Ambitious about Autism

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