Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher - Croydon, South East London

Ref: 4816Friday 26 April 2024

Assistant Headteacher

September Start
Salary: £44,000 - £55,000 per annum
About this Assistant Headteacher Role:
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.

Responsibilities as an Assistant Headteacher:

  • 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


Why work with Parker Smith Inclusion? 

  • Expertise in the SEND education industry: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help you navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide you with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to schools
  • Interview preparation and coaching: we provide interview preparation and coaching tailored to the specific school to help you feel more confident and prepared for interviews.
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made 


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Unfortunately if you are not contacted within 5 working days it means your application has been unsuccessful, we will however keep your records on file and contact you if a job role becomes available that we believe is perfect for you. Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will help you with this. By applying for this role, you consent to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR Requirements


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