Head of School SEMH

  • Job Reference: 00095876-1
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Alton, Hampshire
  • Salary: £40,000 to £42,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Smile Leadership Ltd are currently seeking a dynamic and nurturing Head of School for or one of our SEMH integrated residential based in Alton, Hampshire (GU34). The setting is part of a passionate, well-respected family of schools throughout the country. We are handling their vacancies on an exclusive basis, and currently all posts are offered on a permanent contract. Smile Leadership Ltd is a sister company to Smile Education who are a leading education recruitment agency.

This role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis to start from January 2023 or sooner and has a closing date of 23.11.22. If you are an experienced Head of School, Head of Centre or Head of Department seeking a new challenge or someone who has held a similar post within a SEND setting and are either local to or available to travel to the Alton, Hampshire (GU34) area we would like to hear from you.

Our client is a large group of independent specialist school sites who pride themselves on providing high-quality, therapeutic and child-centred education to pupils from 10 to 19 years of age. This setting is a small school for boys with around 8 pupils in total. This post may include a teaching timetable and you will have ample support from a regional Headteacher. The salary range is between £40,000-£42,000 per annum depending on experience.

Their children come from a wide range of backgrounds but predominantly are overcoming problematic sexualised behaviour (OPSB) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), and many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) such as Autism, ADHD, and communication difficulties. Many will have suffered significant trauma and adverse childhood experiences and may have social care involvement. If successful in your application, you will become part of a strong, supportive network, both locally and nationally, which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Key information:
• Starting salary up to £42k, reviewed annually with the potential to increase depending on addition responsibilities
• All site-to-site travel costs covered
• All hotel costs covered if required
• All refreshment costs covered when staying away to the value of £26 per day
• Work mobile and laptop provided
• The flexibility to manage your own weekly timetable in terms of working hours

To be successful in your application, you should have the following:
• Hold a relevant UK teaching qualification
• Experience within the SEN sector, ideally within an SEMH setting
• Experience as a senior leader within an education setting

Due to Covid-19 a flexible interview process is in place for this role. A video meeting with a Smile Leadership representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview, original posting date 09.11.2022

If you would like to be considered for representation in this permanent Head of School job, then please contact me directly via email at (url removed) or on (phone number removed), or visit our website to apply: https://(url removed)/jobs/

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential discussion surrounding other West Midlands or Northwest based leadership jobs available, please contact Morgan at Smile Leadership Ltd on (phone number removed). For further information on teacher recruitment, or to find your nearest teaching agency please contact our sister company Smile Education on (phone number removed).

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications