Head of Education Practice (Group), London

Closing date:New this week

TreeHouse SchoolLondon

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £50k per annum dependent on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you share our ambition to push the boundaries on behalf of all the children and young people with autism in the UK? Are you an influential and dynamic individual, passionate about transforming policy and practice in autism education nationally?

What are we looking for?

At Ambitious about Autism and Autism Schools Trust, we’re seeking an engaging, driven and compassionate Head of Education Practice (Group) to lead on the further development, embedding and evaluation of our Ambitious Approach - our approach to Education practice, across all our educational settings. 

To succeed in this exciting and pivotal role, our successful candidate will have substantial experience in working in a provision for children and young adults with autism or learning disabilities, plus possess inspirational stakeholder management skills for both internal and external audiences. You should also have:

A relevant qualification in Education, Education Psychology, Positive Behaviour Support Autism or be a Speech and Language specialist 

A proven track record of working in a setting that positively manages complex challenging behaviour

Experience of safeguarding policy and processes and positive stakeholder management

The ability to lead, motivate and effectively manage people to deliver 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus strong IT skills

Impressive interpersonal, time-management and prioritisation abilities

These are some, but not all, of the amazing achievements we will expect from you. You will:

Lead on the development and delivery of a core competency and training framework for all staff in education services

Build strong external relationships and profile working with the education and autism community

Develop and implement a supervision framework for all specialist staff, including Behaviour analysts, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and support staff in development

Lead and develop a Practice Leadership Group across education services

Develop a ‘knowledge hub’ to support education staff learning and development

Support the development of research and evaluation across education services.

Ambitious about Autism offer an excellent benefits package that includes: generous annual leave; season ticket train loans and bike loans; 24-hour Employee Assistant Programme; Pension and Life Assurance; on-site physiotherapy, mindfulness training, eye tests and eye care, and childcare voucher scheme. 

Closing date: 1 January 2019

Interview date: w/c 7 January 2019



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More about TreeHouse School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Non-Maintained
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: The Pears National Centre for Autism Education, Woodside Avenue, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3JA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 8155424
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