Assistant Headteacher, Suffolk

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The AtticSuffolk
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Start date: January 2018 (or February 2018 - dependant on notice period)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,742 - £49,197
Contract term: Permanent

At The Attic, we support young people who have been unable to succeed in mainstream education. Here they are given a second chance and, with support and challenge, they are able to achieve their potential.

We are now seeking to appoint an Assistant Head Teacher to join our well-established team predominantly based within our provision at Attic@Assessment Centre.

You will have the opportunity to enhance and develop the Assessment Centre model; which is the first of three across Suffolk County Council. It is a unique role that enables you be part of whole school improvement within a large pupil referral unit but also work strategically with stakeholders within the Local Authority, mental health, care and Suffolk Parent Carer Network.

The role will be key in ensuring students who placed within Attic@Assessment Centre gain access to a comprehensive holistic assessment process that identifies their barriers to learning and strategies for best supporting them.

Our current team of staff are highly committed to supporting our young people to ensure they get as much as they can out of their education at The Attic.

If you feel you could contribute to the school and join us on our journey, we would welcome a letter of application from you.

We are looking for a professional who has:  

  • a commitment to ensuring that all children / young people achieve their potential
  • the ability to promote an inclusive provision
  • the ability to support the raising of standards across the provision
  • the ability to be a supportive and innovative member of the wider Attic team
  • the ability to develop partnerships that enhance the experience for all.

Roll: 4 sites. 50 PRU places (2 sites), 10 ASD PRU places, 12 Residential - Social Emotional Mental Health places, 12 Assessment Centre places; mixed 7 - 18 years.

An application pack can be downloaded from

Please email your letter of application to Joanna Lawrence by email:

Closing date: 1 December 2017.

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This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.


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More about The Attic
Address: The Attic Learning Centre, Lovewell Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0RQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1502 674 949