Head Teacher, Dorset

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Portfield SchoolDorset

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher Leadership scale L18-L24
Contract term: Permanent

There’s a certain kind of energy and intensity at Autism Wessex. You can feel it. It’s what happens when your job makes a positive, tangible impact on our people and on our students and service users. It’s a result of working with colleagues who are involved and innovative.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a school at a time of development and growth. Portfield School, a non-maintained special school based in Christchurch, was founded in 1971 by parents of children with autism. Managed by Autism Wessex, the school supports children and young people with autism and associated difficulties aged 3-19.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic Head Teacher able to shape and deliver positive change. Therefore, a strong background in leading school initiatives is essential. As our Head Teacher, you will play a vital role influencing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and staff and have outstanding communication skills at all levels including the board.

The Head Teacher will have full responsibility for the school, supporting the School Improvement and Development Plan, providing strategic leadership in the creation of SEN curriculum, leading teaching & learning standards, driving improvement on quality of teaching and managing employee performance, safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children.

If you are an inspiring and effective leader who believes that every child deserves opportunities to achieve their full potential, enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same and if you are able to provide creative and responsive solutions to complicated issues then this could be the role for you.

Please download the candidate pack for more information and details on how to apply.



More about Portfield School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Non-Maintained
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1202 573808

Portfield is an independent school registered with the DCSF for up to 80 children and young people with autistic spectrum disorders. The school can offer both weekly (4 nights per week) and termly (7 nights per week) boarding accommodation.

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