• Alisdair Low

Assistant Headteacher - SEN School - Caterham, Surrey - £43,300 - £48,900

Contact Type: Full-time / Permanent Hours: 40 hours per week. Salary: £43,356 - £48,901 (L1 - L6 London Fringe)

This school is part of a group of Special Needs Schools that is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

They’re currently looking for an Assistant Head teacher for their school in Surrey. The school supports young people aged 11 - 16 who have difficulties with communication and social interaction, typically associated with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, and challenging behaviour.

It is a secondary/post 16 learning centre for young people with ASD/SEMH, based in the heart of the community in with brand new state of the art conversion.

This centre linked to another SEN school and share the same Headteacher and Senior Management Team, however each site has its own Assistant Head and team of Teachers and TAs. Although the sites operate separately on the whole, students do cross between sites occasionally.

Key Duties:

  • To play a key role in the overall smooth running of the school

  • To spend up to 40% (to be directed by the Headteacher) of working time classroom based demonstrating and modelling good practice and ensuring 'quality teaching first’.

  • To lead by example of his/her practice, and by positively encouraging, coaching and mentoring and supporting training and development for all members of the team.

  • To take lead responsibility for ensuring the best possible curriculum offer, provision, well-being, progress and achievement for all children especially through enrichment, creative learning, extended services, partnerships and collaboration.

  • To work with the Headteacher & Deputy Headteacher to ensure that the school offers a high quality, exciting, engaging, well resourced, differentiated and well matched curriculum for all children.

  • To develop positive relationships within the school, the wider schools group and externally which support the running and developing of the school towards and sustaining outstanding.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Qualified Teacher status (QTLS or QTS)

  • Knowledge and experience of working and managing alternative vocational accreditation pathways KS4 level.

  • Experience of linking with colleges and able to lead annual reviews for transition students working alongside the county designated person.

  • Proven track record of excellent creative and structured teaching within relevant key stages and/or special needs environment.

  • Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion, including responsibility for raising standards across the whole school

  • Understanding of the implementation of ASD intervention and support strategies (TEACCH or other similar).

  • Experience of holding responsibility for and turning policy into effective and successful practice

  • Successful management of complex scenarios and conflict resolution

  • Experience of OFSTED inspection and following action planning.

  • Experience of curriculum leadership action planning and resource management

  • Evidence of contributing effectively to the work of the senior leadership team.


  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Perk box

Call or email Alisdair at Integritas for further information.

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.