Head Teacher, Somerset

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Avalon SchoolSomerset

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 – 27
Contract term: Permanent

Avalon School is a dynamic special school for 55 pupils aged 11-19 years with a broad range of cognition and learning needs.
Visitors to our school tell us that the strong ethos and positive school culture is palpable.

Pupils enjoy their learning both in school and out in the wider community; they demonstrate empathy and understanding of each other’s complex needs.

Parents and carers are pleased with the progress their young person makes; that they are ‘part of the Avalon family’ and are learning to be safe and independent.

Staff are highly skilled; creative and thoroughly committed to enabling all our young people to experience success and to be prepared for life. There is a strong focus on developing pupils’ real-life skills.

Governors provide strong support and challenge and enjoy participating in the life of the school.

Ofsted [Jan 2018] recognised these strengths.

Avalon is a school with strong collaborative partnerships and valued outreach provision, responsive to the needs of children with SEN in local mainstream schools.

  • Are you a leader who inspires, collaborates and influences?
  • Are you a leader with specialist experience and expertise?
  • Are you a leader, who enables pupils to achieve the ambitions which they and their families have for their lives?
  • Are you our new head teacher?

If so we would love to hear from you!

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school; please see dates below.  Please contact Helen Crew in the school office to arrange. Please refer to the person specification to support in completing the application form

Email: sch.610@educ.somerset.gov.uk

Tel: 01458 443081

Visits to school:  Thursday 24th May (pm only) & Friday 25th May (all day) – please ring          the school to arrange a tour
Closing date:     9am Monday 4th June 2018
Interviews:          Thursday 14th June & Friday 15th June 2018

Avalon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff, external agencies and volunteers to share this commitment.  This appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 


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More about Avalon School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brooks Road, Street, Somerset, BA16 0PS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1458 443081