Assistant Headteacher (SENDco and Inclusion), Croydon

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Orchard Park High SchoolCroydon

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Start date: January 2019 or sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range - L12-16 (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for a new adventure? At Orchard Park High School, which is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, led by Will Smith of PIXL, our vision is to be a centre of teaching excellence as we continue on our journey to become an outstanding school.

We are a smaller than average mixed secondary school with 900 students on roll. The school has gone through a period of rapid change since joining the Greenshaw Learning Trust and is an environment which has high expectations of teaching and learning, uniform and behaviour.

We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships between students and teachers and our strong, caring ethos underpinned by traditional values.

We require an ambitious, determined and committed experienced teacher to ensure our students achieve at the very highest levels. We are looking for an inspirational leader with enthusiasm, vision and excellent interpersonal skills.

Our successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A passion for SEND and a resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our students
  • A resilient mind-set with an open minded and determined approach to achieving success
  • High levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the academy and its students can achieve
  • Excellent behaviour management skills and the ability to inspire and develop students in order to raise standards both academically and personally to maximise their potential

In return, we can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities within the Trust and PIXL thus supporting career progression
  • Employer contributions to the pension scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Friendly and supportive environment in which to work, learn and grow

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please visit our website to download an application form.

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to or by post to the HR Department, Orchard Park High School, Orchard Way, Croydon, CR0 7NJ.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is 10am on 18th June 2018.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Pre-application visits to our school are encouraged. Please contact to arrange a visit or to request a call back to discuss the role.

Orchard Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about Orchard Park High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Orchard Way, Shirley, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 7NJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8776 0220