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Head of Department

Paddock School PrimaryWandsworth


Salary: M4 – UPR3 with SEN point plus TLR (Inner London) 

Teaching, Learning Responsibility Allowance (TLR) £3,168 

Special Educational Needs Allowance (SEN) £2,302

Full Time - Permanent 

Start Date:  1st September 2021


Do you have a passion for making a difference to young people’s lives, a commitment to ensuring outstanding pastoral care for pupils and a positive working environment for staff? If so, this could be the role for you.

Paddock School is a growing, outstanding and innovative split site school in Roehampton and Putney for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties with autism or severe of complex learning difficulties.  Our thriving community includes a Singing and Signing Choir, a touring theatre group, sports teams and school café open to the local community.  We currently have over 200 pupils on roll with approximately 180 staff.  

The Governors and Executive Headteacher of Paddock School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Head of Department to work as part of our team at Paddock School. You will be an outstanding head of department and enjoy demonstrating your creativity and excellent interpersonal skills in supporting us to work towards our vision – To Nurture, Inspire and Transform Lives.

The successful candidates will maintain, build on and extend established outstanding practice in order to meet each pupil’s individual needs. All staff are provided with bespoke training. The post holder will be accountable to the Head of School.

We pride ourselves on the warm, nurturing culture of the School and staff share a deep commitment to supporting the individual needs of pupils; every pupil here is known, understood and nurtured. 

We offer excellent training and support along with a Pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time and date.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below or from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/ 

Alternatively, please contact the school for any further details by telephone on 020 8878 1521

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email recruitment@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to the Secondary School addressed for the attention of the HR Manager.

Closing date: 16 April 2021 (at Noon)

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Paddock Primary School

St Margaret’s Crescent

Putney

SW15 6HL

Tel: 020 8788 5648

Fax: 020 8789 6533 

Head of Primary School:  Deborah Dockery

Head of Primary School:  Lynette Martyn

Executive Headteacher: Sarah Santos


Paddock Secondary School & 6th Form

Priory Lane

Roehampton

SW15 5RT

Tel: 020 8878 1521

Fax 020 8392 9735

Head of Secondary School:  Robert Pearce

Executive Headteacher: Sarah Santos




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