Headteacher, London

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The Family School LondonLondon

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Start date: Required for 2018 (start date by negotiation)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary competitive
Contract term: Permanent

The Family School, an Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families initiative (5-14years)

The Family School London is a Specialist AP school that opened in 2014. Our vision is to provide vulnerable young people and their families with a therapeutic, nurturing as well as academically rigorous learning environment.

The Family School currently delivers Alternative Provision for 30 children and young people who present as psychologically unwell, as well as often exhibiting extremely challenging and risky behaviour and who are perceived to be unable to manage successfully in mainstream schools. The staff provide an integrated family-focused mental health and learning curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of all the students. Class groups are small and the school works in close partnership with local schools, commissioning agencies and parents/carers to give the best support possible to its young people.

We are now recruiting a new Principal to replace our very successful first incumbent. Presently based in south Islington we are soon to move to a purpose-built site co-located at the heart of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ exciting new training, research and therapeutic campus close to King’s Cross.

We were judged Outstanding in all areas at our first inspection in June 2017 but, don’t worry there is plenty still to do. The move to the new building will mean an increase in student places to 48 and an increase in staffing and budget. The integration of a mental health and learning curriculum is breaking new ground in both the education and mental health fields and is attracting both local and national attention. We are looking for a new principal who understands the need and who is excited about the opportunities that are there to be developed through the school’s family focused approach.

Are you an outstanding leader with a passion for achieving the best possible outcomes for children who have often failed to thrive educationally in their mainstream schools? Are you hungry for the next challenge? Would you welcome the opportunity to build your team and lead an established AP school to new heights?

If you have the energy, drive and creativity to support us through our next phase of development we would like to talk to you.

The Governors of the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Please visit our website http://www.thefamilyschoollondon.org for application documents and more information about The Family School. Alternatively please contact our recruitment advisers on info@enlightenedhr.com

Closing date 5pm on 26th January 2018



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Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 14 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 1-15 Bradley's Close, White Lion Street, Islington, London, N1 9PN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 693 4911
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