• Alisdair Low

Deputy Headteacher - SEN school, Effingham, Surrey - £45,495 - £48,901 per year (L3 – L6 Fringe)

Closing Date: 15th May 2022

Be a part of something new! Opened on 21st February 2022, this brand new SEN/SEMH school is an innovative new provider for 11-16 year old pupils with Special Educational Needs.

They have taken a mixed academic approach to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive - be that with GCSEs or a vocational route.

This school is part of a UK group of 20 very successful SEN/SEMH schools across the UK - so you will benefit from wider schools' practice and a shared approach.

They are looking for an inspirational and engaging Deputy Headteacher who shares their commitment and vision in providing an ambitious and therapeutic, person-centred learning environment for all students.

The Role:

You will hold strategic responsibility for the schools educational provision, including pupil assessment – their attainment and progress, also curriculum planning, development and provision, and pupil employability, including careers, work experience, and examinations. Whilst ensuring that staff are carrying out their organisational responsibilities in relation to this.

This is an organisation that will support you as an individual to fulfil your potential.

They therefore seek a dedicated and passionate individual to lead in the operational running of the school and to further develop the quality of education provided.

Key duties:

  • Deputise and undertake overall responsibility for the school in the absence of the Head Teacher and on any other occasions where required.

  • Work with the Head Teacher to ensure that the aims, values and objectives of the school are achieved through an effective School Development Plan.

  • To support the Head Teacher in the evaluation of the School Development Plan.

  • To assist the Head Teacher in identifying school needs by a process of school self-review and to assist in the monitoring and review of the outcomes of the review.

  • Ensure that all staff adhere to national standards and regulation.

  • Carry out staff appraisals as designated by the Head.

  • Manage and oversee the effectiveness of the TA group, including competencies, observations and feedback, deployment, and in-service development.

  • With the Head Teacher, to share responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding of all pupils.

  • With the Head Teacher, to have responsibility for the general welfare, discipline and behaviour of all pupils.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Alisdair at Integritas Education.

Successful candidate qualities:

Essential Qualifications:

  • Qualified teacher status.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Accredited training in specific areas of special education, e.g. Autism

  • Recent management training, Team Teach trained


  • Show evidence of at least 5 years successful proven track record of excellent creative and structured teaching within the special needs environment.

  • Experience of teaching in a specialist ASD Environment and associated behaviours

  • Evidence of major whole school responsibilities and experience of turning policy into effective and successful practice.

  • Experience of working with and developing links with the community

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

  • Experience of working with and involving school governors/trustees or executives

What’s on offer?

Be part of a successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Perkbox - offering high street discounts

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Car lease scheme

  • Fully funded training and qualifications

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

How to apply: email your cv to Alisdair at Integritas Education Recruitment,

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.