Assistant Headteacher, Enfield

Closing date:Expiring soon

West Lea SchoolEnfield

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L4 to L8
Contract term: Permanent

West Lea School is an outstanding special school, based in Edmonton (London Borough of Enfield), for children and young adults with a range of special educational needs and disabilities. As a result of significant (recent) expansion, the school is now operating over four distinct sites/campuses. We are seeking to appoint three Assistant Headteachers.

The post holder will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and report directly to the ‘Head of School’, assisting them with the management and organisation of the Campus. The post holder will take responsibility for the leadership, internal organisation, management and control of certain aspects of the provision within the Campus structure, as defined by the Head of School. This will include leading a team of staff within the provision, catering for pupils who have a range of complex special needs. The ‘Assistant Headteacher’ will work with the ‘Head of School’, other leaders and external agencies to ensure positive outcomes for the young people.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:

  • Has a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEND and can embrace the schools vision, aims and ethos of ‘Learning for life’.
  • Has a clear vision, strong leadership and effective management skills.
  • Is an exceptionally enthusiastic leader and is committed to managing and motivating children and staff, leading inspiring teams to raise standards in student outcomes.
  • Has the ability to contribute to the management of a split site context, working independently and taking full responsibility their remit and area.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a successful, continuously improving and supportive school, taking a lead role in an exciting phase of its development.
  • The chance to join a talented, highly committed and supportive staff team.
  • The opportunity to take a lead role in a school of independence and opportunity, with an ethos of empowering each child to be as independent as possible.

West Lea School is a popular and successful school. We are very proud of the school community and the way that we work together with the local area and in partnership with both mainstream schools and colleges, in a positive climate where students have every opportunity to thrive and succeed in acquiring a set of skills that enable them to experience “Learning for Life”.

All schools and services in Enfield are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all workers and employees within Enfield are expected to share this commitment.

Informal visits and enquiries very welcome.

For further details and application pack, please visit:

Closing Date: 23rd April 2019
Assessment Centre: 26th April 2019 (shortlisted candidates)
Interview Date: 29th April 2019

West Lea School
Edmonton, Enfield N9 9TU

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More about West Lea School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Haselbury Road, Edmonton, London, N9 9TU, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 88072656
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West Lea is a special school in Enfield in North London catering for students aged between 4 and 19. 

We are a busy and lively school with a committed and experienced staff . 
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