Assistant Headteacher

Shaftesbury High School, Harrow


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 7 to Lead Practitioners range 12, £50,969 to £57,117

Job summary

Shaftesbury High School supports 175 pupils aged 11 to 19 all with a wide range of complex special educational needs.

Assistant Head teacher.

Leadership Scale : L7 -12 (Outer London)

Location: Shaftesbury High School, Headstone Lane, Harrow, HA3 6LE Tel: 0208 428 2482 Email:

The school is looking to appoint an Assistant Head teacher from January (or April) 2020.

The position will directly oversee a Key Stage and relevant areas of SIP.
• Have areas of responsibility across all aspects of school leadership.
• Under the direction of the Head teacher play a major role in formulating the aims, objectives of the school and establish policies through which this can be achieved in school.
• Be responsible for the professional standards and curriculum of all pupils including monitoring of progress towards engagement and achievement.
Ideally you will have had experience of working with pupils in a specialist setting. You will receive an extensive induction programme, have a mentor and opportunities for continuous professional development.

Applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS and reference checks.

If you are interested in the position an application pack is available on our school website Visits to the school are advised. Please book via the school office.

Closing Date: 3pm Friday 13th December 2019
Interviews: week commencing 16th December 2019

Essential educational requirements


Working Together in Safeguarding Children’ or similar course L2

Essential qualifications


Recognised management qualification

Post graduate SEN courses

A SENCO qualification (or working towards)

Essential skills and experience

At least 5 years classroom teaching experience with pupils with a range of needs (not specifically SEN schools).

Experience of leading a significant curriculum development to implementation and embedding

Experience of behaviour management

Creative approach to individualised learning, basing it around EHCPs

School overview

School type Special School
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 171 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Shaftesbury High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Headstone Lane, Harrow, HA3 6LE