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  • Earliest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    28 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership Pay Range 7 -11 (£52,700 - £58,017)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you dedicated to establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with pupils acting as a role model and mentor?

Our school is an outstanding Special School Academy, and we are committed to ensure that all our pupils become the best that they can be, and they can enjoy and achieve in all that they do. Our teachers have a strong sense of commitment and use their excellent subject knowledge to provide interesting and creative lessons in which all pupils learn well. They have high expectations of their pupils and develop good supportive relationships and a positive learning atmosphere where the pupils can thrive.

We are looking for a Behavioural Lead to complement the professional work of teachers and other staff by ensuring that the behaviour related policies of the school are carried out and provision for pupils is of a good quality. You will implement agreed programmes with individuals, in and out of the classroom. You will support teachers and support staff in addressing the needs of all pupils but especially those pupils who need help to overcome barriers to learning.

What the school offers its staff

Alfriston School benefits from outstanding modern facilities, all of our classrooms are fully equipped with interactive screens and access to class sets of laptops or iPads. All teachers are provided with a laptop that is renewed every three years. The school enjoys a recently modernised performing arts and music facilities that include the use of a dance studio, sound/recording studio and performance space, along with our exceptional sports facilities that caters for a range of indoor and outdoor activities including mountain biking, trampolining, cycling, football and many others. The school also enjoys use of its spacious swimming pool designed by a bespoke architect.

Staff often remark that Alfriston it is a great place to work. Staff retention is high which we think reflects the supportive and friendly environment in which we work. Our pupils are inspirational and full of potential.

Having been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in July 2013 it was noted “The excellent personal and academic opportunities offered ensure that the school makes a huge difference to the lives of students. As a result, all groups achieve outstandingly well from their individual starting points.”

The school culture of teamwork and aspiration is reflected in the report where it states “The headteacher has a very ambitious vision for the school. Senior leaders and managers place a significant focus on improving staff performance through regular high-quality training and checks on their work. The governing body makes an excellent contribution to the school’s effectiveness and work tirelessly to raise achievement through its regular visits to check teaching and learning.”

Alfriston School also offers staff:

  • A friendly working environment
  • Supportive and caring colleagues
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • Onsite parking
  • Transport links (Chiltern Line and close to the M40)
  • Discount on hire of selected school facilities
  • Close to local amenities


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.

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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 recruit@alfristonschool.com.

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