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Headteacher (Severe Learning Disabilities & Autism)        

Posted 31 January by Compass Associates Ltd Ended

Headteacher (Severe Learning Disabilities & Autism)

£65,000 - £70,000 p/a + Car Allowance

Kingston upon Thames, South West London


Compass Associates are proud to be working exclusively with a leading provider of high quality and award winning Specialist Educational services, with a remit to recruit a Headteacher in the South London region.


The Headteacher will have the pleasure of leading a large and traditionally modern Specialist Education site for children and young adults aged between 8 -16 years old with Learning Difficulties, Autism and Challenging Behaviour. As the Headteacher, you will be accountable for overseeing the strategic development of the education programs provided across the site. Leading a very capable and experienced team, and working in collaboration with the Senior Management Team you will be monitoring, assessing and implementing new procedures to raise standards and increase the overall performance of the pupils. You will develop and mentor the staffing team and recognise training requirements to maintain high performance ratings. This Specialist Educational School has a deserved reputation for ensuring positive outcomes for complex learners, who have often used their challenging behaviour as a basis for communication prior to placement. Through detailed multi-disciplinary assessment, and using evidence based teaching approaches, our client strives to get young people re-engaged with learning.


  • Successful Headship within a Specialist School (Specifically within Learning Disability and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
  • Qualified Teacher status & NPQH is desirable
  • Extensive Knowledge of OFSTED and their inspection process
  • Previous experience of motivating and managing challenging students
  • Performance management and strategic planning
  • Strong communication and self management skills

Interview Process

My client is looking to run this process across 2 stages, which will initially begin with an informal conversation with the Managing Director. The second stage will include a formal interview and a presentation.


Successful applicants will hold an accredited formal Teaching Qualification. Knowledge of all/some of the following is desirable: Teaching and Learning for pupils with Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour and/or ASD, National Curriculum/Accreditation, SEN pedagogy & Safeguarding. In return, my client is looking at offering a salary between£65,000 - £70,000 p/a + Car Allowance


Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £150 for each successful recommendation.

Compass Associates (part of Compass Holding Group) are HealthInvestor's Recruiter of the Year 2017.

Reference: 34359733

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