3 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Spinal Point L7– L11 - £59,853 to £65,169

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dynamic Assistant Head to join an exciting and innovative school. Through your creativity and passion, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people with complex needs and autism.

Split over three main sites with additional Satellite provisions and Project Search, Phoenix supports young people aged between 3 and 19. We are an award-winning and “Outstanding” school (Ofsted, Nov 2018) accredited through the National Autistic Society and praised for our creative approaches. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

The Role

As a dynamic and motivated leader, you already have a passion for making a difference. In this role, you will have every opportunity to live up to this ambition.

  • You will be able to work creatively and collaboratively, making the most of the extensive resources in an outstanding school.
  • You will assist the Head of Secondary with the teaching and learning and quality of education in Secondary.
  • You will provide leadership and management core areas within the curriculum.
  • You will support the organisation of extra-curricular activities.
  • You will work with teachers to support assessment.
  • You will support staff to ensure highest standards of behaviour and achievement and the wellbeing of all staff and students.
  • You will be the part of the Safeguarding team (Secondary).
  • You will build caring relationships, providing a friendly and warm welcome to our parents, governors and the wider community.

What the school offers its staff

Our offer

  • A friendly and supportive school that values collaboration. We encourage our whole community to model our values and work together as one school.
  • A creative and inspiring curriculum with bespoke pathways and accreditation, to meet the needs of our students.
  • A variety of fun whole school events to celebrate the amazing Phoenix community.
  • The support of our strong, caring and committed staff and multi-disciplinary team including the Governing body and the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Access to Tower Hamlets Education Partnership: THEP. Encouragement for you to develop your leadership training, professional development and career progression.

If you’re interested in learning more about our exciting curriculum and approaches, please see our Teaching and Learning Framework and the Phoenix School website.

Experience of working in a special school is not essential but some knowledge and expertise of SEND is required.

Further details about the role

How to apply:

We are open to visits to the school.

If you would like to discuss the post or visits, please contact Sandra Clarke, Head of Secondary Department, by email: sclarke@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk or call 020 8980 4740

Application form can be found on the School website www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please return completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am, 5th October 2023

Shortlisting Date: 6th October 2023

Interviews & Assessment Date: 17th or 19th October 2023 (TBC)

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview for the whole day.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff. The Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. All of the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are available on the school's website. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.​

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.
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Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Phoenix School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
469 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sclarke@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

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