Headteacher, Forest Hill, South East London

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Brent Knoll SchoolForest Hill, South East London

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Start date: Easter 2018 (ideally)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary package
Contract term: Permanent

Brent Knoll: Ambitious About Excellence

Located in a state of the art modern building, Brent Knoll School is an Ofsted Good, all through mixed special school, catering for pupils with complex social, communication and interaction difficulties. The overwhelming majority of pupils on the school’s roll have been diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. The school operates as a part of a co-operative trust with Watergate School, a local primary special school.

Since the retirement of its previous long serving head in December 2016, Brent Knoll has been led by a highly effective interim headteacher. He has now been offered a permanent post elsewhere and the governing body is looking to appoint a committed and ambitious headteacher to continue the school’s journey from Good to Outstanding.

 Reporting to the Chair of Governors, you will:

  • Provide inspirational and motivational leadership across the school
  • Work closely with governors, staff and all key stakeholders to develop and communicate a shared vision that expresses the core values of the school
  • Monitor practice, manage performance and continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school
  • Further develop a creative curriculum offer that meets the needs of all pupils
  • Manage relationships with staff, parents, carers, trust partners, the local authority and the wider community


Currently either a headteacher, an experienced and successful deputy, or someone looking to return to headship, you are an enthusiastic and inspirational leader, with the drive, ambition and high standards to build on our achievements and take us to the next level. You combine an extensive knowledge and experience of working with children with special educational needs, with creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. An effective people manager and reflective practitioner, who is not afraid to challenge the status quo, you are a confident decision maker with the emotional intelligence and good humour to take others with you.

In return for your integrity, passion, dynamism and sense of fun, we are able to offer you the opportunity to work in a school with exceptional facilities and robust finances. You will work alongside an engaged and supportive governing body and talented, experienced and highly dedicated staff. We all share a real commitment to maximizing opportunities for our pupils and equipping them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for an information pack, please contact our retained consultant, John Carter at Veredus on 07725 607112 or email him at john.carter@veredus.co.uk. Please supply a contact telephone number.

You are actively encouraged to visit the school prior to the interviews. To arrange a visit, please contact John Carter at Veredus.

Closing date for applications: Monday November 13th 2017
Interviews: Week of November 20th 2017

NOR: 151
Age range: 4 – 16

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More about Brent Knoll School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Perry Rise, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2QU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86991047
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