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Job title:          Assistant Headteacher

Location:         Stratford St Mary, Suffolk

Salary:             Up to £50,000 per annum   

Hours:             40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time only

Are you an innovative Assistant Headteacher committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people?

We are looking for a Headteacher for our New Options School in Stratford St Mary, Suffolk. The school will have capacity for 25 pupils and is due to open in Easter 2025. 

Our New Options School will cater for pupils who have ASC and Complex Needs.

Are you a passionate, dedicated and motivated Assistant Headteacher.  As Assistant Headteacher you will support our Headteacher in school management, delivering our pupils educational needs, maximising pupil’s achievement, and their ability to develop.

Our new Options School will be a day school catering for pupils aged 5 to 11 with complex educational needs, communication difficulties and challenging behaviour primarily with a diagnosis of ASD. We provide a therapeutic, supportive and inclusive learning environment where our young people learn to accept responsibility for their actions, make positive decisions and display pro-social behaviour. We are committed to raising achievement and enabling pupils to recognise their potential and supporting them through a personalised, engaging curriculum. Our priority is to develop the foundation knowledge and skills required to make a manageable and smooth transition to the next life stage.

About the role

Are you a passionate, dedicated and motivated Assistant Headteacher.  As Assistant Headteacher you will support our Headteacher in school management, delivering our pupils educational needs, maximising pupil’s achievement, and their ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for an Assistant Headteacher who is looking for the chance to bring innovation and creativity to inspire learning in an SEN environment for pupils with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be the custodian of our strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

In partnership with our Headteacher, you will deliver clear, authentic leadership to our multidisciplinary team, establishing school aims and objectives, ensuring high levels of quality and compliance and working collaboratively to develop appropriate, individualised programmes of learning for our pupils.

When it comes to looking after our pupils, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Assistant Headteacher, with the experience, leadership skills and vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Educated to degree level or equivalent with Qualified Teacher Status, you will be experienced in an SEN environment, enjoy leading a team, and be genuinely motivated by helping every pupil to reach their potential.

Qualification requirements: QTS or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills and Nationally recognised degree.  You will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every pupil to reach their potential.

Why join Options Autism?

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 

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