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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£68,749 - £79,076

Pay scale

L14 - L20 (Outer London)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Evidence of relevant professional development at senior leadership level.
  • Evidence of recent relevant professional development and training, including safeguarding and financial management
  • Commitment to further develop own professional knowledge and skills.
  • Understanding of financial planning, budgetary management and principles of best value.
  • Proven record of innovative curriculum design that reflects the needs of the students.
  • Experience of managing and leading a wide range of staff.
  • Experience as a lead for Appraisal.
  • Experience of planning, and evaluating a academy Development Plan.
  • Experience of using a range of tools and evidence, including learner performance data, to support, monitor, evaluate and raise standards in all aspects of provision.
  • Experience of working successfully with governors, parents, Local Authority and other partners.
  • Evidence of implementing effective whole academy safeguarding policies and practices.
  • Knowledge and experience of the common inspection framework in a leadership and management role. (Ofsted)
  • To develop and communicate a clear vision so that others are inspired to embrace it.
  • Able to provide effective and inspirational leadership that inspires confidence and motivates staff, parents and students.
  • Able to prioritise and organise the demands of being a Head Teacher and being able to delegate effectively.
  • Experience of leading and managing a wide range of staff.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral.
  • Knowledge and understanding of students with autism.
  • Knowledge and understanding of students with a wide range of moderate and complex educational needs.
  • Clear understanding of the role of self- evaluation in the continuous improvement of the academy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local and national trends and requirements in special education.
  • Secure knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal issues, including equal opportunities.
  • Exceptional role model with the highest standards of integrity, who is approachable and demonstrates a strong and collaborative leadership style.
  • Dynamic and reflective leadership qualities that ensure the continual drive towards excellence for all students.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions based on putting the students first.
  • Ability to manage change and work under pressure
  • Willingness to ask for advice and support where necessary.

What the school offers its staff

  • Great pension Scheme
  • Excellent CPD oppurtunities
  • Staff Discount scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff, volunteers and contractors, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance (including the ability to participate in Physical Intervention), satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. We will also carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to help identify any incidents/issues which are publicly available online.

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About Chaffinch Brook School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
94 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

At Chaffinch Brook we are very proud of our school and of the children that come to our school. We aim to ensure that our children are cared for, nurtured, respected and that we provide a school that allows each and every child to flourish. We strongly believe that children who have Autism can learn, make progress and succeed with committed and knowledgeable good Autism practice.

We believe that everyone in school should enjoy their learning and feel proud of their achievements. To fulfil this, we provide a curriculum which gives equal value to developing children’s academic, social, physical and emotional understanding. Our aim is to prepare every child so that they can make a positive contribution to the society in which they live and that they can function in the fast changing world in which they find themselves. Through fostering a lifelong love of learning, we hope to help our pupils to live a full and happy adult life.

As a school community we believe that children thrive when the entire school community – pupils, parents, carers, staff, governors and the wider community come together. We strongly value the relationship we have with our parents/carers and recognise that effective partnerships are essential. We appreciate and value the support our parents/carers give us and the role they play in enriching our children’s experiences and supporting their child’s education. Parents/carers are always most welcome into school to help or to discuss their child’s progress or any matters of concern.

Arranging a visit to Chaffinch Brook School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org.

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