Deputy Headteacher, Liverpool

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Abbot's Lea SchoolLiverpool

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Start date: 30 April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £61,808 to £66,517
Contract term: Permanent

About the School

At Abbot's Lea School, our aim is to ensure outstanding outcomes for all, including our students, their families and the staff. We are an Outstanding School (2016, with another Ofsted visit imminent) and a National Autistic Society Accredited School (2017, with another accreditation visit taking place this month), accepting children and young people from all walks of life with all different abilities. Our students have Autism and a range of complex needs, including learning needs, social, emotional and mental health problems, as well as social interactions challenges. Our unique Philosophy of Education is known as The ASD Model ©. This underpins our promotion of students’ holistic growth in three key areas:

  • Academic Progress
  • Specialist Support
  • Development of Life Skills

 

We address the individual learning needs of all our students and provide a broad and balanced curriculum. In addition, we have a wealth of resources and facilities to enhance students’ learning including our magnificent grounds which we continually develop. Each year we have continued the expansion of the school so that have even more space to use for our outstanding work! Abbot’s Lea School fosters a culture where the achievements of both our staff and students are celebrated, praised and rewarded. The progress our students make is phenomenal and it is inspiring to see our students leave us and succeed beyond their school year.

About the Role

Are you an experienced and inspirational leader looking to join a large, outstanding, award-winning special school? We are looking to appoint an experienced and motivated Deputy Headteacher who is a dedicated and innovative practitioner committed to achieving the best possible education for our students. The school’s vision is to be an International Centre of Excellence in Autism Education, Research and Professional Development. We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and a National Autistic Society Accredited School (NAS, 2017) and we aim to be the best specialist school in the world! Our Philosophy of Education is known as The ASD Model © and this underpins our promotion of students’ holistic growth in three key areas:

  • Academic Progress
  • Specialist Therapeutic Support
  • Development of Life Skills

 

We address the individual learning needs of all our students and provide a broad and balanced curriculum. Our extensive in-house therapeutic provision, Autism Research and Development and our own Job Coaching section further enhance our educational work. The role of the Deputy Headteacher is both challenging and rewarding and we are looking for a strong, experienced leader with the drive and enthusiasm needed to help turn our vision into reality and continue the development of the school.

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate should have previous leadership experience in a large school and experience in working within the field of special educational needs and Autism. Seeing all behaviours as a form of communication of needs is therefore a must. You will be joining a very large, positive and enthusiastic staff team who work with inspirational students. You will be offered personalised CPD and coaching opportunities to help support you in your role.

How to Apply

Download further details and an application form from our website http://www.abbotsleaschool.co.uk/deputy-headteacher/

Closing Date: Monday 20th January 2020

Short Listing Date: Monday 20th January 2020

Interview Day 1:  Monday 27th January 2020

Interview Day 2:  Tuesday 28th January 2020



More about Abbot's Lea School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Beaconsfield Road, Woolton, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 6EE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 428 1161
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