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  • Start date details

    January 2023 or ASAP

  • Closing date

    28 November 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 November 2022

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

Between £50122 - £55360

What skills and experience we're looking for

With support from the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Governing Body the Assistant Headteacher (AHT) will be an outstanding senior leader who is passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for pupils and who is willing to embrace our mission of a learning community where “every child is a valued individual.”

The Assistant Headteacher will not only be ambitious for the pupils, but also for themself. They will need a strong track record of working within specialist schools along with excellent leadership skills, along with the drive and enthusiasm to help develop, build achievements, and support the vision and ethos of the school. They will need experience in improving teaching and learning, curriculum development and effective use of pupils’ data to raise achievement levels. There will be a teaching commitment which will be discussed at interview.

The Governors wish to appoint a suitably qualified full-time Assistant headteacher who:

  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Has the ability to lead, manage and inspire others
  • Is an energetic, hardworking, and motivated professional who is ambitious and shares our drive to achieve an

outstanding provision for our very special children and young people

  • Is committed to meeting the individual learning needs of our diverse group of pupils
  • Is passionate about working in partnership with parents and other stakeholders
  • Is highly skilled at identifying school improvement priorities and strategically planning for its development
  • Is an outstanding classroom practitioner who can lead by example and support the further development of our already highly skilled teaching team
  • Is self-motivated, dynamic and have the ability to both challenge and support colleagues
  • Will drive curriculum mapping and exciting educational experiences and learning for all learners

What the school offers its staff

Kingfisher School is a unique, friendly, and successful school based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and is part of The Propeller Academy Trust. Our vision is that Kingfisher School is a place where everyone isvaluedto developindependencethrough anenrichingcurriculum which isworthwhile. This is the Kingfisher VIEW.

If you are an experienced senior leader looking to consolidate your experience, or someone who is taking their first step into a senior post, with a passion for improving the life chances of students with SEND, have a drive, vision, and relentless pursuit of excellence, then Kingfisher School is for you.

You will be ambitious for all our students, demand excellence from both staff and pupils and quickly determine aspirational end points for our students, securing high quality provision to achieve this. Working closely with the Headteacher and Deputy, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the development of outstanding SEN provision across the Trust for children and young adults aged 2-19yrs with complex learning needs. It is a place where every child has an aspirational and personalised education programme that ensures they receive an exceptional opportunity to succeed.

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming, inspiring, and highly skilled Senior Leadership Team
  • A dedicated, talented, and hardworking staff
  • A supportive, knowledgeable, and committed local group of governors
  • An outstanding body of parents and carers
  • Access to a wide network of outstanding professionals across the Trust
  • And most importantly; an incredibly warm, hospitable, and fun-loving group of children and young people who are inspirational and a delight to work with and for

Commitment to safeguarding

The Propeller Academy Trust and its member schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information. The Propeller Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school’s community
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About Kingfisher School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
104 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
01235 555512

Kingfisher School is a unique, friendly and successful school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.  We are a special school providing high quality education for children and young adults aged 2-19 years who have severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

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