Head of Autism Resource Base required for April or September, London

Closing date:

Deptford Green SchoolLondon
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and experienced practitioner to develop and lead our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Resource Base.

Historically the Resource Base has been for students who have a diagnosis of dyslexia many of who also have a diagnosis of ASD. You will be responsible for leading the resource base through iits transition to become a focused ASD Resource Base which has already begun. The provision is for up to 25 students.

The right candidate will have a passion for securing the best outcomes for students who have a diagnosis of ASD. 

Admissions to the base will be through the SEN team at Lewisham, based on need and suitability of the provision for each individual child. 

The successful applicant will be passionate, creative and an accomplished practitioner with knowledge, skills and experience of teaching students with ASD in the secondary phase. 

Applicants will be committed to teaching students in the Resource Base as well as leading it. 

Applicants should ideally have additional SEN/ASD qualifications and will be committed to working with other professionals to create an outstanding inclusive provision.

The right candidate for Deptford Green School will:

  • be a champion for students with ASD 
  • have a good understanding of the current educational developments, especially those relating to ASD 
  • demonstrate quality first teaching
  • have the highest expectations of students
  • be enthusiastic and positive

Why Deptford Green School?

Deptford Green School is a successful local community comprehensive school serving the South East London area of Deptford. 

All of our teachers are passionate about teaching and learning, and the successful candidate will share our rigorously high expectations for the academic, social and personal development of every student.

We can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities available for all members of staff
  • Fantastic facilities in a new school building
  • Incredibly supportive environment 
  • Opportunity to work with varied community groups
  • Opportunities to make a contribution to the development, evaluation and review of school policy

To find out what Deptford Green School is really like from our current members of staff click here 


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To see more information about the school, please visit our website at https://www.deptfordgreen.lewisham.sch.uk/

Further Information

Please note, due to the expensive costs of recruitment we tend to re run our ads weekly so as to gain more exposure to job seekers. Please do not apply again if you see the vacancy relisted as we will still review all applications for all postings together. 

Deptford Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.

Please note we do not accept CVs or applications via agencies. 

The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

We will be requesting references by email.  Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

Please note we verify past employment for safeguarding purposes. 

For more information or if you have any enquiries please contact our recruitment team 

More about Deptford Green School
Address: Edward Street, New Cross, London, SE14 6AN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8691 3236