Assistant Headteacher, Tameside

Closing date:Expiring soon

Samuel Laycock SchoolTameside

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: (Leadership Scale 7-11)
Contract term: Permanent

We are a school for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties (with an ASC base) and wish to appoint a school leader with evidence of:

  • successfully leading staff
  • successful experience of meeting the needs of pupils with SEN who are learning at a level below Year 5 expectations
  • successful experience of supporting teenagers in their learning and development

Our professional philosophy is highly “solution orientated”- seeing challenges as opportunities to improve. Applicants seeking to join our team would need to share this approach.

We are looking for:

  • high expectations for pupils with SEN with an understanding of the need for high levels of support to achieve these high expectations
  • understanding of moderate learning difficulties and relevant strategies
  • a positive solution-orientated approach to meeting the needs of the minority of our pupils who also experience social, emotional and/or mental health needs
  • high quality classroom skills and a reflective practitioner
  • the ability to lead a team in a positive, determined, manner in the interests of pupils

Our school is fully committed to the self-evaluation process leading to continuing professional development.

Samuel Laycock School is committed to the highest standards of child protection and safeguarding of our students and the successful candidate will will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check- see our website for our policy.

For further information and a discussion contact:
Mr Andrew Foord
Application forms to be returned to

Closing date: 9am Monday 21st October 2019

Interviews to be held Thursday 24th October 2019

Advert Ref: SCH384

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More about Samuel Laycock School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 17 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Broadoak Road, Ashton-u-Lyne, Tameside, OL6 8RF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 344 1992
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