We are looking for an extraordinary leader with a passion for ensuring that all of our students
have every opportunity to succeed in school and are prepared for life after they leave us.
This is an exceptionally exciting opportunity for the right person to continue shaping the future of an
SEMH provision which is improving rapidly. We seek a leader who has outstanding communication skills,
sensitivity to the needs of our young people and their families and the drive and determination to be
consistently optimistic and to find innovative ways to make a difference.
We expect every boy who leaves Langham Oaks to be a confident young adult and seek to achieve this by
delivering outstanding education and care in a nurturing, inclusive environment. Our emphasis and commitment to instilling emotional, academic and vocational skills, builds pupils’ resilience and prepares them
for their next steps in education or employment.
Whilst enjoying high levels of autonomy, the successful candidate will also benefit from the support of an
established Trust, consisting exclusively of a range of five special schools, which is well-known and wellrespected within the Local Education Authority. Our schools meet the needs of children and young
people with MLD, SLD, Autism and Speech & Language needs. You will enjoy working with a highly
motivated, collaborative team of Headteachers who share expertise at regular meetings as well as
Set in beautiful, mature grounds in the heart of the small village of Langham, the School enjoys over three
acres of land including its own horticultural and Forest School areas. Adjacent
to Dedham Vale, on the border of Essex
and Suffolk, it is easily accessible via the
A12 and offers local access to coastal and
countryside facilities as well as the
opportunity for pupils to enjoy regular
trips and visits to London’s theatres,
sporting and wider entertainment venues.
Langham Oaks is a school for 80 boys with SEMH needs, with 28 residential places for those boys who
benefit from the consistency and care that being in a residential setting during the school week can bring.
The Headteacher appointed will have overall responsibility for this aspect of the school, while a Residential
Manager takes day to day responsibility for the provision. The School caters for boys from Years 6-11.
Langham is housed in a new (2020) purpose-built school, set in extensive and very attractive grounds. It
has a range of general classrooms and specialist teaching rooms, including an Art, DT, Food and Science
rooms. In the last year, the Trust has invested in a new vocational room, so that BTEC engineering can be
offered. The school also has a classroom dedicated to outdoor learning and a horticultural area. The
school also offers Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Rebound Therapy. They have a developed link with
Essex University and offer placements to Occupational Therapy students and will be offering these to
Speech & Language Therapy students in the future.
Langham is a school which is improving all the time. The current Headteacher, who is retiring in the
summer, along with all the staff, has worked closely with the SEAX Trust Executive Team to focus on key
areas of development and this is paying dividends across the school. We need a new Headteacher who
can build on this and develop innovative and engaging ways to unlock more of the fantastic potential of
staff and students at the school.
The SEAX Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Headteacher will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding
Policy. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) application, medical checks and references.
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