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.