Deputy Head of Education, South London

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Eagle House SchoolSouth London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership range (Inner London) salary dependent on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent

Deputy Head of Education 

(South London) 

Leadership range (Inner London) salary dependent on experience and qualifications

This is an exceptional professional opportunity to join our Senior Leadership team at an exciting time in the school's development

Eagle House School, Mitcham is a ‘good’ with outstanding areas (Ofsted Nov 2014) broad spectrum special school for pupils aged from 4 to 12 years who have a diagnosis of autism or Asperger Syndrome. We have a warm, mutually supportive and caring ethos with an enthusiastic and skilled staff team that is highly aspirational and committed to pupil welfare, progress and enhanced life chances. 

Due to continued expansion and development, we are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of Education who : 

· Is an outstanding leader and special school practitioner with QTS

· Passionate about special needs and skilled in working with children who have an autism diagnosis

· Is able to work collegiately and inspirationally to build on the strengths of the school 

· Will work as part of our outstanding senior leadership team to develop exciting, innovative and inclusive autism specific practice

· Will rigorously pursue our continued drive towards excellence throughout the school

· Uncompromisingly has our pupils’ learning, emotional well-being and happiness at the heart of every decision

· Will be highly visible and approachable to the whole school community

· Will incisively and swiftly appraise best practice and areas for development in the schools teaching and learning

· Will provide excellent support to the Head of Education and Executive Principal in the continued improvement of Eagle House School, Mitcham 

· Will provide an excellent role model in the quality of their classroom practice

· Meets all the essential criteria in the Person Specification as well as being self-motivated and resilient 

We are looking for a candidate who is:

  • Experienced and passionate about working with pupils who have autism
  • Experienced at raising standards of teaching and learning through coaching, mentoring and role modelling
  • Experienced at facilitating team and individual development around Pastoral aspects of school life 
  • Enthusiastic, dedicated and resilient
  • Committed to raising standards and improving all pupil’s life chances towards achieving their potential
  • An experienced leader who inspires colleagues and holds them to account
  • A flexible team player
  • Committed to continuing professional development for themselves and for the staff team
  • Able to support our safeguarding team

If successful, you will benefit from working in a highly specialist, supportive environment. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to join the 

  • Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Our private Health Care Plan 
  • Access to our nursery voucher scheme
  • A generous relocation package if required

Eagle House Group is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all of its employees to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you think you are the ideal person for this exciting role within our school, we would be delighted to receive your application. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed during normal school hours. Please contact the school on 0208 687 7050 to arrange a time.

To receive an application pack, please email or telephone the Human Resources Department on 0208 687 7050 or email CVs will not be accepted; only applications submitted on the Eagle House Group application form can be considered.

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th October 2017    Interview Date: Week beginning 16th October 2017

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More about Eagle House School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Mitcham Campus, 224 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8687 7050
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We are an independent co-educational Day school providing specialised education for children aged 4-12 years who hold statements of Special Educational Needs for Autistic Spectrum Disorders and associated social and communication difficulties.