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Deputy Headteacher

Forest Bridge School, Maidenhead

Job details

Job role
Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership scale (fringe) L16-L20 62,333-68,536

Job summary

Forest Bridge School is a Special Free School for children (4-16 years) with autism which opened in September 2015. The school’s vision is: To be a leading provider of education for children and young adults with the primary diagnosis of autism. Combining Applied Behaviour Analysis, evidence-based therapy and effective personalised curriculums to enable pupils to fulfil their potential, prepare for adulthood and lead happy lives.
We are moving into our purpose built premises this February half-term. It is an exciting point at which to join our school.

Applying for the job

Application available via our website and recruitment page.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
80 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Forest Bridge School

We offer an exciting career opportunity for an inspirational candidate who wants to make a significant contribution to the development of our expanding school on its journey to Outstanding. Join us and you’ll find a friendly and supportive team, plus the chance to have an active role in the life of this exceptional school. To succeed you will have the vision, self-motivation and leadership skills to work closely with the Head, Governors, Head Behaviour Analyst and the rest of the team, to shape, steer and lead agreed areas of school development.
We would want the successful applicant to be hard working, approachable, creative, pragmatic and solution focused. Significant experience of working with an ASD population is essential and an understanding of ABA is highly desirable. You will join a dedicated team of staff and help continue the culture in which every pupil has the opportunity to thrive and flourish. You will have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of an expanding school! You will receive professional development to meet your individual needs and a very supportive Headteacher to mentor you throughout your career at Forest Bridge School.
The school is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
If you are considering applying for this role, it is highly recommended that you arrange a visit to the school or at minimum a telephone conversation with our Headteacher, Elizabeth Farnden.

This can be arranged by contacting the Headteacher’s PA Kellie Mathias kmathias@forestbridgeschool.org.uk.
Please contact kmathias@forestbridgeschool.org.uk for any queries in relation to this post.
Completed applications should be completed by noon on the 15th of March 2021
Interview and Assessment Days: 23rd and 24th of March 2021

Arranging a visit to Forest Bridge School

An initial phone call can be arranged with the Headteacher prior to the 1st of March.
A visit to our new school site can be arranged from the 1st of March.
Contact Kellie Mathias at kmathias@forestbridgeschool.org.uk to arrange.

School location

Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1BN

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