9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Spinal Point L19 – L23 - £73,715 to £80,472

Job summary

We are looking for dynamic Deputy Headteacher of Secondary to join an exciting and innovative school. The position would suit leaders who are energetic and creative professionals who are looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and complex needs as well as furthering their own professional development. Experience of working in a special school is essential and knowledge and expertise of SEN and Safeguarding is required.

You will be joining an Outstanding School (Ofsted November 2018) with strong leadership and committed staff team. Phoenix is successful, ambitious and forward-thinking. Students are aged between 3 and 19 and make very good progress with access to an enriching curriculum.

We are an award winning school and accredited through the National Autistic Society; praised for our creative approach to working with children with autism.

The school has excellent facilities and resources to support teaching and learning. There is a comprehensive induction and training programme for new and existing staff. This is an exciting opportunity in a school providing for children and young people, where change and challenge are key to what we do.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive to take on this role and become a member of our team, we would very much like to hear from you.
You will be required:
• To assist the Executive Headteacher with the management of the school and to deputise in the absence of the Executive Headteacher.
• To provide leadership and management and be responsible for the curriculum in order to secure the highest standards of teaching and learning.
• To lead and manage teachers of specialist curriculum areas.
• To support and manage extra-curricular activities including OOHSL, enrichment and enterprise activities.
• To manage student assessment and the analysis of data.
• To be responsible for relevant school policies and risk assessments in the school.
• To support and hold accountable, develop and lead all staff to ensure highest standards of behaviour, achievement, attendance and the wellbeing of all staff and Students.
• To act as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Secondary.

At Phoenix we aim to give all pupils equality of opportunity and this is clearly stated in our mission statement: “to offer a positive, life enhancing education, providing opportunities for the development of each individual potential towards a fulfilling adult life”.
(School Prospectus)

Applying for the job

Application Pack and Application Form can be found on Phoenix website under current vacancies www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk and on Dfe publication

Please return completed application to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Shortlisting Date: 18th May 2021
Interview Date: 24th/25th May 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school
Education phase
School size
383 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Phoenix School

Phoenix School is a well-established special school, which offers unique service to the children of Tower Hamlets. It caring, well-ordered encourages mutual respect between staff and students. We admit young people with severe language communication difficulties whose needs lie within autistic spectrum. The school has multi ethnic population, reflects diversity borough. offer rich stimulating curriculum, individually tailored reflecting good practice in an environment that supports students’ learning. range sensory therapeutic interventions multidisciplinary approach student needs. developed holistic working partnership other agencies, parents families have their met from one centre. There strong focus on maintaining relationships home school. encourage for others, manners tolerance. known locally its positive links wider community. celebrates faiths multi-ethnic community surroundings commitment sharing our learning communities turn through partnership. alliances schools Bangladesh India following visits colleagues us them. Rights Respecting School. implement UN convention rights child ensure students are taught about rights. As adults, it responsibility we honouring children's at all times, modelling respecting behaviour values class around All classrooms visual reinforcement regarding rights, important aware this reinforce issue practice. believe achieve full potential importance placed upon achievement levels. Student celebrated rewards used promote caring yet purposeful atmosphere there balance welfare all. overall aims who attend no different those attending mainstream schools. however clear differences terms resourcing, organisation emphasis social, emotional academic At Phoenix, aim give equality opportunity clearly stated mission statement: “to positive, life enhancing education, providing opportunities development each individual towards fulfilling adult life”. was inspected by OFSTED 13th November 2018. rated as Outstanding across areas. In February 2016 obtained accreditation National Autistic Society. This now been achieved 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 2013 2016. Autism Accreditation Programme designed improve quality education care Spectrum Disorder. standards promoting excellence both policy presenting framework continuous development. awarded commendation excellent work Governing Body committed safeguarding children, people, Executive Headteacher must highest priority given guidance regulations. successful candidate will require enhanced DBS clearance. dedicated valuing diversity.

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

There will be an opportunity to visit the school prior to application.

Visitors to the school will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test.

To arrange a visit please contact: Stacey.Marsh@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

It will not be possible to re-arrange these dates. If you are intending to apply, please ensure you are available to attend for an interview. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to take a Lateral Flow Test, as will members of the panel.

School location

49 Bow Road, London, E3 2AD

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