Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher - Croydon, South East London

Ref: 4786Thursday 25 April 2024

Job type: Assistant Headteacher - Full-Time 
Start date: September 2024
Salary: £44,000 - £55,000 per annum
Job Overview:                                                                     
An incredible opportunity has arisen for an experienced Assistant Head Teacher to join a specialised school based in Croydon. The school provides tailored education and support to young people aged 11-16 who face Social, Emotional, and Mental Health difficulties and have an EHCP in place. As an Assistant Head Teacher, you will play an integral role in supporting the Head Teacher in managing and leading the school and providing exceptional education and care to all students. This highly rewarding role offers the chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people who need it most. You'll be part of a supportive team that values its students and staff, and it will be highly fulfilling as you build trust and a connection with the students while assisting them in a classroom environment. This is the perfect opportunity if you enjoy working as part of a team, sharing knowledge and learning while working with great people and students.


  • Inspire and lead a team of dedicated teachers, inspiring a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Collaborate with the Headteacher and other key staff to help shape the direction of the school and ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning.
  • Provide guidance and support to teachers to deliver outstanding and tailored education experiences to students with SEMH and Autism.
  • Drive professional development initiatives, offering mentorship and resources to help teachers excel in their roles
  • Ensure an inclusive learning environment that caters to the unique needs of students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs and additional needs. 
  • To guide in developing and managing the teaching and learning of key student groups
  • To perform teaching duties and other assigned tasks as directed by the Headteacher
  • Support with the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children


  • Qualified teacher status and special education needs experience- Experience in a specialist or mainstream school is welcome. 
  • Applicants seeking a step up from middle leadership to senior leadership are encouraged to apply, and previous experience as a Senior Leader would be an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Having experience leading school improvement with a clear understanding of what constitutes an outstanding provision, and the ability to support and develop towards this goal.
  • A track record of outstanding teaching and a deep understanding of best practices in special education
  • Holds a good understanding of the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and Independent School Standards
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with staff
  • A desire for continuous professional development in special education

If you want to advance your career, we encourage you to apply!

Interested in hearing more about opportunities like this SEN Assistant Headteacher role?

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