Headteacher, South Croydon, Surrey

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Red Gates SchoolSouth Croydon, Surrey

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ISR (L26-L32, £75,934 - £87,461 pa)
Contract term: Permanent

Red Gates is a maintained Primary Special School for pupils with severe learning difficulties. The school has 138 pupils on roll and all pupils have Education, Health and Care Plans. 79% of children have a diagnosis of autism.

The School’s Governing Body is seeking to appoint a headteacher who:

  • has experience of successful leadership and management at a senior level in a special school;
  • has experience of working effectively with families, governors, local authorities and other partners;
  • is an effective communicator who is able to inspire, develop and drive forward a shared strategic vision for the school; 
  • has detailed knowledge of current legislation and guidance for SEND, safeguarding and child protection; 
  • can continue to develop an innovative curriculum that addresses performance, drives change and improves outcomes; 
  • elicits the commitment of staff, pupils and the community

We are proud to offer:

  • a welcoming and caring school community supported by a strong and effective Governing Body, parents and staff;
  • a dedicated and committed staff team;
  • the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of all our brilliant and amazing children who enjoy their School;
  • a unique opportunity to develop and lead a flagship institution and make a lasting contribution to SEND services across the borough of Croydon;
  • a firm commitment to your ongoing professional development and wellbeing;

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged: please ring the school on 020 8651 6540 and ask to speak to either Dr Vivian Hinchcliffe or Mrs Helen Norris to arrange an appointment.

To apply:
To discover more about this exciting opportunity and for a candidate pack and application form, please download the pack or contact Cynthia Henry by email cynthia.henry@octavopartnership.org or by telephone 020 8241 5485 or 020 8241 5483. 

Please note CVs will not be accepted. 

Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 28th February 2018

Shortlisting:  7th March 2018

Interviews: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March 2018

Red Gates School is committed to safeguarding and children’s welfare. The appointment will be subject to various checks including receipt of a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. We are committed to equality and diversity.

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More about Red Gates School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 12 years
Address: Farnborough Avenue, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 8HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8651 6540
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