Assistant Headteacher (Safeguarding and SEND), Warwickshire

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Rugby Free Secondary SchoolWarwickshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Reporting to: Headteacher

Rugby Free Secondary School (RFSS) is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2016. The school is growing at an exponential rate and has already proved very popular with parents. RFSS benefits from the backing of a highly supportive local authority and the local MP who both also supported the establishment of our sister school, Rugby Free Primary School, which opened successfully in September 2015.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an outstanding Middle / Senior Leader to become involved with the continued development of a new school. You could already be a Deputy Head looking for a move or an Assistant Headteacher looking for that next stage in your career. You will work with an outstanding Headteacher; this role will have an Arts focus and you will work alongside our current Deputy Headteacher whose focus is the Sciences. We are looking for commitment, passion and ambition. You must be able to build positive relationships with all pupils in the school, playing an active part in their development, growth and exceptional progress.

We are looking for….

●      A well-qualified, creative and dynamic  teacher

●      An energetic practitioner able to support students Key Stage 3-5

●      A practitioner who understands the importance of good quality teaching resources, reliable assessment and intervention for rapid progress

●      A dedicated professional with a commitment to extracurricular activities that add value for students

●      A hard-working professional who is able to inspire students and promote the love of Science to all students

We can offer….

●      Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidate

●      The opportunity to be part of a  highly innovative and successful department

●      A friendly and supportive working environment

●      A commitment to staff wellbeing 

●      A comprehensive induction programme and the opportunity to engage in further professional development

If you feel that you could bring further impetus to our drive to improve the provision for our students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to take us forward in this exciting curriculum area then please get in touch.

To arrange a visit to school or an informal discussion with the Headteacher, please call Georgina Langley, the Headteacher’s PA on 01788 222060 or email 

For more information please read the Assistant Headteacher (Safeguarding and SEND) Job Description and Person Specification

To apply, please download and fill out the Application and References and monitoring forms.  

Completed applications must be sent to

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time.

Closing date for applications: 12  noon Monday 28th October 

Interviews: w/c 29th October 2019

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff

More about Rugby Free Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Anderson Avenue, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5PE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1788 222060
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Rugby Free Secondary School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Rugby, Warwickshire. It is a free school supported by a multi-academy trust called Learning Today Leading Tomorrow, which partners ...