9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Group 5, £73,034 - £98,935

Additional allowances

+ £6,542 Non-Residential Headteacher Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role of Headteacher is pivotal in shaping the future direction of our school and ensuring the continued success of our pupils. The new Headteacher will demonstrate the following:

  • Leadership - a strong leader and role model for staff and pupils with a proven record of inspiring, enabling and motivating others to succeed in an inclusive environment.
  • Values - shares our passion and vision for all pupils, their learning and ability to reach their full potential must be at the heart of all school decisions.
  • Standards - ability and commitment to continue developing our broad and balances curriculum and high standards of teaching, as well as a commitment to supporting and developing staff’s skills and subject knowledge.
  • Safeguarding - commitment to safeguarding, child protection and to promoting health & safety and the wellbeing of pupils.
  • Financial management - knowledge and understanding of strategic financial planning and its contribution to school development and pupil outcomes.

About you

The successful candidate will be an experienced senior leader with a passion for education and a commitment to the wellbeing and success of every pupil.

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary leader who can inspire our pupils, support our amazing staff, engage with our diverse community, and uphold the values and ethos that define Alfriston.

The successful candidate will possess the knowledge and ability to improve outcomes across the school for pupils with a range of needs and abilities.

If you are keen to take up this challenge, we would very much like to hear from you. You will be rewarded with the support of Governors who bring experience and make excellent contribution to the school’s effectiveness, dedicated and innovative staff who consistently go above and beyond for the school and, most importantly, with the continued success of the wonderful pupils of Alfriston School.

What the school offers its staff

We are an outstanding rated Special School with Academy status for girls aged 11-18 with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD). We currently have 159 pupils on roll and provide a weekly boarding provision for 20 pupils. All the pupils have an Education Health Care Plan and are taught in small groups and with additional support.

Alfriston provides a holistic environment that recognises the need of the individual in order to secure the best outcomes for adulthood. We seek to develop our pupils as courageous and confident learners. Our aim is to provide pupils not just with a body of knowledge but with the skills required for a lifetime of learning, to prepare pupils for integration into the wider community, able to enjoy and participate in life as contributing adults.

We consider the staff team as our most valuable resource and the training and development is a high priority in the school. At present there are 70 staff employed at the school, working in the teaching, support, residential and administrative teams. We are proud of the excellent standard of education provided at Alfriston.

Our ethos is routed in Learning for Living covering key areas of: Engagement, Organisation, Independence, Risk Taking, Resilience and Social Interaction.

Please take a look at the candidate information pack attached, as well as our website www.alfristonschool.com

Further details about the role

Required for: September 2024

Closing date: Monday 4th March 2024 at 5.00pm

Interview dates: Thursday 21st March and Friday 22nd March 2024(the Selection Panel reserves the rights to hold the second round of interviews if two or more candidates perform equally well at the first interview)

We would encourage potential candidates to visit the school. This can be arranged by contacting Ellie Davison on 01494 673740 or ellie.davison@alfristonschool.com

Please submit your completed application form by email to Angela Marchant: angela.marchant@alfristonschool.com by Monday 4th March 2024 at 5.00pm.


Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children which will be reflected throughout recruitment. The selected candidate will be required to provide suitable references and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up the post.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to angela.marchant@alfristonschool.com

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About Alfriston School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
School size
155 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01494 673740

Alfriston is an outstanding Special School with Academy status for girls aged 11-19 with moderate learning difficulties and speech and language and communication difficulties. We currently have 155 girls on roll. All the pupils have an Education Health Care Plan and are taught in small groups and with additional support. Our staff are specialist subject teachers and are experienced in working with a range of special needs and abilities.

Pupils attend Alfriston from all over Buckinghamshire and some neighbouring counties. We also have weekly boarding provision for 20 pupils.

We consider the staff team as our most valuable resource. Training and development is a high priority in the school. There is also personal support given to staff to manage the diverse and challenging work needed to support pupils with significant special needs. At present there are 70 staff employed at the school working in the teaching, support, residential and administrative teams. We are proud of the excellent standard of education provided at Alfriston.

Arranging a visit to Alfriston School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ellie.davison@alfristonschool.com.

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