Assistant Principal, Hounslow

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Ambitious CollegeHounslow

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Circa £55k per annum (dependent on skills and experience) ❘
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you a skilled Assistant Principal who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young adults with autism?


 If so, we want to hear from you! 


There has never been a better time to join Ambitious College. Our College is a unique specialist further education provision for learners aged 16 to 25 with autism and complex needs. We support learners to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make a successful transition to adulthood and to live and work as part of their community.


An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a passionate, ambitious, highly motivated and inspirational individual to act as Assistant Principal (who will be a member of Ambitious College Senior Leadership Team - SLT) and to work collaboratively with the Principal and Vice Principals.


Your purpose will be to lead, manage and be driven to outstanding practice in the college, across each of its campuses, with specific responsibility for all aspects of learner personal development, welfare and behaviour (PDWB).


As Assistant Principal, your duties will include:

•Leading and managing the further development of our transdisciplinary approach to working, underpinned by College wide Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

•Working with the Vice Principal, the Head of Curriculum and the Senior PBS Analyst to develop and model effective Transdisciplinary Team practices and approaches within the College

•Leading on the annual review process and ensuring consistency in the delivery of these for our learners

•Being accountable for staff holding all relevant and required certification in various mandatory training across College

•Actively engaging in CPD and regularly reflecting on your own practice, working towards personal targets and by participating positively in the arrangements made for performance management and clinical supervision.


You will need:

•Relevant first degree (Psychology/Education/Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy)

•Professional registration or qualification in area of expertise

•Extensive knowledge and experience of working with autism and its impact on young people and families

•Experience in the use of positive handling and a commitment to using the least restrictive practice

•Knowledge and skills of Health and Safety in the workplace, GDPR principals and Equal Opportunities

•Experience of strategic and operational planning and project management


Working at Ambitious College we offer a wide range of financial and wellbeing benefits, such as:

•Competitive annual salary, Paid over 52 weeks

•Pension scheme

•Free healthy breakfast every day

•Continuous professional development

•Employee Assistance Programme

•Subsidised classes and activities: such as Yoga, Zumba, Running Clubs and Book clubs


Please note that the assessment day for successful applicants will be 25th March 2019. 




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Type: Special Needs
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 19 - 25 years
Address: Pears Campus at West Thames College, C/o West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4HS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 3873 2201