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This job expired on 31 December 2023

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    30 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L7-L11

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a resilient Assistant Headteacher who wants to be part of our journey of continuous growth and improvement.

Our Assistant Headteacher will share in the leadership and corporate responsibility of Hamilton School, whilst also providing a high-quality education to our students, professional development to our wonderful staff and continuous improvement school wide.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Experienced in working with students with special needs, including but not exclusive to Autism and social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Committed to raising the opportunities and progression of our learners and support them in all aspects of their learning
  • Experienced in bringing about significant improvements for children and young people in an educational setting

In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.


What the school offers its staff

Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP).Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour. The school is proud to have recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new facilities for both pupils and staff.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. For our teaching team we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. Weare very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team on recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who can help organise this.


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About Hamilton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
51 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Hamilton School is special school based in Reading, catering for children in years 7-13 with SEMH.

Arranging a visit to Hamilton School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org.

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