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
- Financial management - knowledge and understanding of
strategic financial planning and its contribution to school development
and pupil outcomes.
successful candidate will be an experienced senior leader with a passion for education and a commitment to the wellbeing
and success of every pupil.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
ethos is routed in Learning for Living covering key areas of:
Engagement, Organisation, Independence, Risk Taking, Resilience and Social
take a look at the candidate information pack attached, as well as our website www.alfristonschool.com
Required for: September
Closing date: Monday 4th March 2024 at 5.00pm
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 email@example.com
Please submit your completed application form by
email to Angela Marchant: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 4th March 2024 at 5.00pm.
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.
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