This job expired on 12 July 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Full time: full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale L10-L14 (£62,703 to £68,749)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Contribute to the development, organisation and implementation of the school’s personalised learning curriculum.
  • Be able to support and coach staff to teach well and provide effective learning and assessment opportunities.
  • Be responsible for effective behaviour management through promotion of person -centred behaviour management policies.
  • Take a lead on managing and supporting the Special Support Assistant contribution to the school.
  • Help in maintaining and developing effective communications and links with parents.
  • Take a key safeguarding role, ensuring policies and procedures are embedded to promote student wellbeing and act appropriately to protect young people from danger.
  • Develop practices that maintain the Health, Safety and Well-being of staff and pupils.
  • Have strong, confident, leadership qualities, and a resilient nature.

What the school offers its staff

The Link School is a special school situated in the London Borough of Sutton providing education for up to 150 students aged 4 to 18 who have speech, language and communication difficulties.

The school provides a warm, caring, inclusive environment where students receive personalised learning opportunities in small class sizes. This nurturing approach increases students’ self-confidence and encourages them to flourish academically and creatively.

The Link School is an inspirational and rewarding place to work where dedicated staff are focused on delivering the school’s vision – “digging deep to aim high” in order to enable learners to leave with developed wellbeing, independence, communication and achievement in preparation for life after school. To find out more about us visitwww.thelinkschool.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Link School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
School size
152 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

The Link School specialises in meeting the needs of 148 students from 4-18 with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions and Pathological Demand Avoidance. Situated in the London Borough of Sutton all three sites are easily accessible by public transport and well placed to draw upon a wide range of leisure, recreational and educational facilities having easy access to Surrey and London.

The school provides a warm, safe, friendly and nurturing environment, which helps pupils to learn, express their ideas, communicate, develop friendships and grow in confidence and self- esteem.

Staff provide pupils with an outstanding education based on strong practitioner research and the holistic curriculum offer that promotes strong personal and social education as well as cognitive development. It is a rewarding and inspirational place to work. To find out more about us visit www.thelinkschool.co.uk

Arranging a visit to The Link School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email nwei@orchardhill.ac.uk.

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