Headteacher - SEND School

Headteacher - South East London

Ref: 1736Tuesday 23 January 2024

Headteacher – SEND School - South London - £70,000-90,000

Parker Smith Inclusion are excited to recruit a Headteacher for a school in South London – Could it be you?

The school is well-informed on neurodiversity, emotional, sensory and physical needs, relationships and attachment. They demonstrate inclusive, strengths-based practice and the resilient development of every child is at the core of their ethos. The school is a secondary school catering to students with a ride range of needs including SEMH, ASC, Social and Communication needs. 

The school continues to have very high expectations of hard work to reach the full potential of all of their students. 

About the  Headteacher role

Highlighting a select few of your Headteacher responsibilities, you will; ensure the curriculum is delivered in a nurturing way, develop and coordinate interventions to support therapeutic learning, collate individual pupil data, provide professional guidance to teaching staff and oversee the assessment of learning needs. As you would expect, this list is non-exhaustive, and PS Inclusion are more than happy to expand on duties if required.

Headteacher Criteria

Education and Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher (holds QTS)
  • SENCO and NPQSL  desirable  
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in education

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years’ teaching experience post qualification and minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience.
  • The highest expectations of pupils with SEND and the staff that work with them and oneself.
  • Recent proven experience as an outstanding primary practitioner/teacher.
  • Membership of SLT or additional responsibilities demonstrating the management of staff.
  • Experience of liaising with LA SEN Teams
  • Experience of supporting neurodiverse children or with ASC and/or SEMH and an understanding of potential implications for communication, learning and behaviour patterns.
  • Demonstrable achievement in improving learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Safeguarding & Child Protection Procedures.


If you want to hear more about our Interim Headteacher role, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to sophie@psinclusion.co.uk.

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

By applying for this role, you are consenting 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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