Assistant Headteacher, Forest Hill, London

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Brent Knoll SchoolForest Hill, London

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale 11 - 15
Contract term: Permanent


Do you feel passionately about teaching and learning and are you prepared to strive to enable every pupil to achieve their potential?

Do you want to join a hard working, highly successful and committed team?

We require for September 2019


Salary scale: Leadership Scale Pay Range: L11 – L15 

We are looking for an inspirational, talented and enthusiastic leader to join us in raising standards for our learners and help develop and deliver the school vision

You will already be;

• An outstanding classroom practitioner with primary or secondary mainstream or special school teaching experience

• A leader with experience of whole school management

• Able to manage all aspects of Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 operations 

• Able to think and act strategically

• Proactive, resourceful and energetic

You will have;

• A commitment to improving the outcomes and life chances of young people with complex special educational needs

• The skills to continuously improve the learning experience for our children

• The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues

The post will involve supporting the Deputy Head in the leadership and management of areas within Key Stages 2 and 3 and the development of the curriculum.  The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring consistency and smooth transition between Key Stages 2 and 3.  The successful candidate will play a key role in developing systems to support emotional regulation for learners.

Brent Knoll is an all age special school for children and young people with social and communication difficulties including autism. Many of our learners also have significant learning difficulties. The school is currently reviewing its curriculum model and this will be a key appointment in leading curriculum innovation. In January 2015 the school moved to a brand new purpose built building which has provided new and exciting opportunities for enriching the curriculum and learning. The school is keen to develop its strategy for the use of technology and is seeking innovative solutions to support the development of Teaching and Learning in this area.

If you are interested in an exciting future in special school education in a cutting edge provision and working collaboratively alongside experienced and like-minded colleagues this could be the post for you. 

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 19th May 2019

Interviews will be held on  22nd May 2019

Application form and safer recruitment form attcahed must be completed and returned via email to or by post to the school. CVs are not accepted. Visits during the school day are welcomed and encouraged.  Please call the school office on 020 8699 1047 to arrange. 

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More about Brent Knoll School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Perry Rise, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2QU, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 86991047
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