Deputy Headteacher for Millside Special School (SEMH), Slough, Berkshire

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Haybrook College TrustSlough, Berkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 3 – 6 (London Fringe)
Contract term: Permanent

This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational, dynamic and ambitious middle leader who is ready to take the next steps on their leadership path. The candidate will use their knowledge, skills and experience from either a primary or secondary mainstream or  special school educational background to benefit some of the most vulnerable young people across Slough. The candidate will maximise the educational and personal outcomes for this cohort of pupils with increasingly complex needs. A strong work ethic and a good sense of humour is essential, as is putting the needs of vulnerable children and their families at the heart of all their decision making.

The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills, have high emotional intelligence, be highly resilient, an outstanding team player and able to lead by example modelling the highest professional standards to secure the best possible progress and  educational and personal outcomes. The successful candidate will have the confidence to deputise for the Millside School Head of Centre as required. This post would suit a primary or secondary specialist with recent Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties  (SEMHD) experience.

There  are currently 54 young people on roll at Millside School, all of whom have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), for SEMHD. However, an increasing number have been diagnosed as having ASD and many of these have additional diagnosed special needs such as a learning difficulty or a speech and language and / or a social communication difficulty.

Millside School works under the wider umbrella of Haybrook College Trust which  provides a flexible and creative range of educational provisions in Slough for over 200 pupils, aged 11 – 19, who have been excluded, who exclude themselves from local education or for  whom a mainstream setting has been unable to meet their special educational needs. All the young people who attend Haybrook College Trust have significant and complex SEHMD. The College includes a KS3 and KS4 PRU and Millside SEMH Special School.

As well as gaining the satisfaction of working with some of the most vulnerable young people across Slough, Haybrook College Trust can offer the right candidate the opportunity  to further develop their leadership skills and by working with the  College’s senior leadership team, a good range of CPD and a supported induction programme.

Our website will provide you with a useful overview of our school and further details:

Closing date: Monday 14th May 2018

Interviews will be held on Monday 21st May 2018

As part of our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people it is College policy to obtain references prior to interview. Haybrook College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake a DBS enhanced disclosure. 

Haybrook College strives to be an equal opportunities employer and recruits from all sections of the community solely on basis of ability to fulfil the job requirements.

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More about Haybrook College Trust
Type: English SEN Schools & Colleges
Address: C/o Haybrook College, 112 Burnham Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 6LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1628 696076