Assistant Principal

Young Epilepsy
Lingfield, UK
Closing date
11 Oct 2020

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Assistant Principal [St Piers School]

Pay Scale: Leadership L9 [Fringe]


Based in Lingfield, Surrey

About Us

St Piers School sits in the Education Directorate of Young Epilepsy, the leading national charity working exclusively to improve the lives of children and young people with epilepsy and associated conditions. We are a non-maintained residential special school for 5-19 year olds. We are an innovative and creative school for children with SEND and a large percentage of our cohort have Epilepsy, autism and severe learning difficulties, along with communication difficulties. The school provides a variety of interactive and inclusive environments, both indoors and outdoors, which support the pursuit of ambitions and aspirations through a whole range of exciting and creative spaces. All children are put at the heart of their learning experience, through providing an environment where everyone can make progress and gain new skills. The School is 'Good' [Ofsted 2017], a Centre of Excellence [IQM] for inclusion [2020] and is a member of Challenge Partners [Quality Assurance Review (2019) judged 'outstanding'].

About the Role

We are seeking a personable and confident leader to support the Principal and Governing Body, providing professional leadership for the School, driving success and improvement through the implementation of St Piers Quality Improvement Strategy, and championing outstanding teaching, learning and assessment. You will be responsible for the direct line-management of extended leadership team colleagues, and the day-to-day operational management of the whole staff team, thus leading overall educational effectiveness.

You will have qualified teacher status, with experience of teaching a range of SEND pupils. A track record of overseeing successful school improvement initiatives is essential, including experience of monitoring, evaluating and improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning. You will be adept at building and sustaining effective working relationships with all stakeholders, and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and challenging situations.


We offer an attractive range of benefits including generous annual leave, occupational pension scheme, subsidised dining room (in Lingfield), eyecare vouchers, gym membership options (on and off-site) and Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide benefits

No agencies please.

Not suitable for NQTs

Closing date: Monday 12 October 2020

Interviews to be held on: Tuesday 20 October

Start date: Monday 4 January 2021 [or earlier by negotiation]

*Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview.

For further details of these and other vacancies, please visit our website:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).
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