• Alisdair Low

Headteacher - new SEN School, Surrey £54 - 60k

Essential Criteria: Qualified Teacher Status. Candidates with Head Teacher qualification (such as NPQH) or a willingness to gain such a qualification preferred.

Location: Effingham, Surrey

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Salary: In line with Teachers’ Leadership Scale (L11 - L15)

This group runs ASC schools with residential options throughout the UK. They are an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

They are currently looking for a Headteacher to join in September 2021 to take the lead in the creation, opening and running of another successful ASC provisions in the Surrey area.

This brand new Secondary ASC mixed school will open in January 2022 in Effingham with a proposed capacity of 40 pupils.

The role:

The building is currently a shell; so you’ll be expected to play a key role in the design, look and feel of the school to ensure it fulfils its potential of an amazing learning environment with the facilities to allow students to access a varied curriculum in a calm and nurturing environment with a team that strives to give every student the confidence and opportunities to achieve.

Like all Headteacher roles; you will ultimately be accountable for all areas of operational and educational performance within the School, as well as the financial performance and management of education and support staff.

Unlike most Headteacher roles; you will you will be instrumental in the recruitment of your entire team and the design and implementation of a brand new curriculum.

The plan is to divide the building into 8 classrooms with the capacity for 5 student in each, (40 pupils in total). This will enable us to create curriculum areas for D&T, Science, ICT and Art. The School site will have a new playground to the rear and parking area.

To achieve in this role you will be someone who inspires creativity and collaboration, a strong leader and a passionate advocate for your students, finding ways to deliver educational outcomes that make a real difference to them.

It is an exciting time to be part of our group of schools and this is a unique career opportunity to make your mark on our growing services.

Closing Date: 16/04/21

Interviews: WC 19/04/21


Successful candidate are likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Qualified Teacher Status. Candidates with Head Teacher qualification (such as NPQH) or a willingness to gain such a qualification preferred.

  • Experience of working as a senior leader within an SEN environment

  • A clear understanding of Ofsted frameworks and safeguarding legislation in relation to independent schools.

  • Quality assurance experience (such as lesson observations and performance management)

  • Team management experience.

  • Experience of financial planning and control

  • Superb communication and stakeholder management skills

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.

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