Assistant Head Teacher (SEN)

Avocet Staffing
County Durham, UK
Closing date
24 Nov 2020
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Avocet Staffing are currently looking for an experienced Assistant Head Teacher to work with our client at their school in Darlington, County Durham. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, SEN professional to work with the Executive Principal to lead the School.

The Role

The Assistant Head Teacher will support the Executive Principal to lead and develop the new school as a contemporary garden school for children and young people with Autism and complex learning needs including SEMH. This unique opportunity will require the Assistant Head Teacher to lead the safeguarding strategies ensuring the welfare, safety and emotional wellbeing of the young people, continually identifying areas for development and improvement. They will lead and manage a caseload of safeguarding concerns and cases and work with the education and care staff to develop engagement to learning using the Trust's method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education as well as behaviour management strategies.

To be able to undertake this role you must be able to demonstrate substantial experience of working with students with SEN and complex behavioural needs and leading a provision and staff team within the Ofsted and legislative framework towards excellence.


Ideally you would be a qualified teacher (desirable not essential) or, if not, demonstrate willingness to undertake a Masters level qualification developed by RMT and continually take part in CPD opportunities to develop your practice.

In addition, you must have an up to date knowledge of the legislative frameworks which impact on this 24-hour provision; be adaptable, highly flexible and show initiative with high levels of emotional intelligence and personal resilience.

In return we offer significant personal development opportunities to work within a holistic organisation that is complex and growing on a national scale, the satisfaction to significantly improve the lives of young people and their families.

My client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Level Disclosure. The Trust is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.

Benefits and Salary

This is a 52-week role with 33 days' holiday rising to 38 days after 5 years of service. Relocation expenses will be considered.

The successful applicant will be offered the salary of £37,078 - £44,080

Avocet Staffing are acting as a recruitment partner with our client. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion
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