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Head Teacher

Location: CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX Salary: 38633.00 - 59857.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Education Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3116438
I am assisting a successful, not for profit independent special school for children on the autism spectrum with the recruitment of a Head Teacher. They are located near East Grinstead in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Their June 2015 Ofsted inspection graded the school as Outstanding in three categories and Good in two categories. The
pupil population combines students with complex needs and those who are on the moderate to severe end of the autism spectrum.
The School provides a personalised curriculum based on the National Curriculum through the medium of Applied Behaviour Analysis for pupils aged 4 to 19. The school has approval for up to 30 pupils and is growing at a steady pace. There are plans to expand both pupil numbers and premises in the near future.

The Post

The Headteacher will work with the Governing Body and others to create a shared vision and strategic plan which will inspire and motivate pupils, staff and all other members of the school community.
The Headteacher will be responsible for the day to day leadership of teaching and learning using the principles of ABA and drawing on other therapies which support learning and the development of life skills.
S/he will also oversee the effective and efficient management of the financial activities of the School including annual budget preparation and monthly monitoring, setting of fees and annual fees increases negotiations, approval of all expenses including salaries, education resources and premises projects.

Like all of the School’s staff, the successful candidate will be passionate about improving the life chances of children and young people with autism and their families. S/he will be an excellent team leader, team builder and team member and have first class interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience as a successful teacher and senior leader within a specialist setting, ideally including secondary and post 16 provision, is essential. S/he will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the National Curriculum and the assessment of pupil progress. S/he must be committed to the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis in delivering a personalised curriculum to pupils with autism although expertise in the methodology is not an essential requirement.

This SEN school and is looking to appoint a candidate on the L8-L21 E&W ex London
Leadership pay scale (a higher salary could be available for an exceptional candidate). The School is a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme so please apply now or contact me on 01273 554427 for more information as this vacancy will move to interview next week.

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