Assistant Headteacher (SEN)
Essential Criteria: SEN experience. PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent teaching qualification
Contract Type: Full-time
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: L1 (£47,185)- L4 £50,807)
The Aurora Group
We're really pleased to have opened our specialist SEN school in April 2023 in Wilmslow with a proposed capacity of 50 students.
This is a newly established independent specialist school for young people aged 5 to 19, who face difficulties as a result of complex communication needs typically associated with Autism Spectrum Conditions.
Due to our ahead of target success, we're currently looking for an experienced Assistant Headteacher (to start in September 2024)
As an SEN school we offer a broad curriculum leading to Entry /Functional and where possible GCSE qualifications alongside a life skills pathway to positively impact social skills, personal development and employability.
Like most Assistant Head positions; your role will be to oversee teaching and learning. You'll have a core teaching commitment (60%) as well as a range of leadership responsibilities (40%).
Reporting to our Head of School; your role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities that will include:
- Providing an environment for teaching and learning that empowers both pupils and staff to achieve their fullest potential.
- Supporting staff training and development in line with the whole school development plan.
- Have an overview of behaviours that challenge , devising strategies or linking with other staff to effectively reduce it's impact.
- Supporting the Head of School in maintaining and developing high standards of teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum, through participation in learning walks, lesson observations, appraisal processes, work scrutiny, planning monitoring, data analysis and monitoring of outcomes-inputting into improvement planning processes.
- Leading on understanding progression, possible accreditation pathways, provision mapping and curriculum development across all areas of responsibility
- Leading in transitions and transition planning - whether that be transitioning in to school, from class to class ( each academic year) From Key stage to Key stage ( moving buildings) or post 16 pathways and careers education e.g. moving to Collage.
- Leading in the absence of the Head of School and to the extent required by the Governing Body, the professional duties of the Head of School including the deployment of staff to ensure their effective contribution to pupil learning
- Teaching a percentage of the curriculum - modelling best ASC practice and achieving outcomes for young people.
Successful Candidates are likely to demonstrate :-
- Past experience of leading within an SEN setting or experience of improving outcomes for young people with EHCPs (essential).
- A clear understanding of ASC and related teaching strategies.
- Outstanding SEN classroom practice, acting as a role model who leads by example to other staff through your positive inclusive ethos, integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity.
- The ability to sustain wide, current knowledge and understanding of education and school systems and pursue continuous professional development.
- Experience of working in partnership with other key staff, parents/carers, clinical team and wider professionals to ensure the best outcomes for every young person
- Strong knowledge of School Education Reviews, School Development plans and Ofsted Inspections and Independent school standards
To apply for this position please send your CV to
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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
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