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Assistant Headteacher

Longdon Hall School
  • Near Lichfield
  • Permanent
Salary: £38,000 - £40,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Friday, 15th July 2022
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Full Job Description

Job title:              Assistant Headteacher

Location:             Longdon Hall School, Longdon Green, Nr Lichfield

Salary:                 £38,000 - £40,000 per annum 

Hours:                 37.5 hours per week

Contract:             Permanent

The opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and ambitious Assistant Headteacher to join our school, working closely with the Headteacher to effectively lead Longdon Hall School as Behaviour and Attitudes / Quality of Education Lead and deliver our vision, mission and strategic priorities.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an outstanding record as a leader and will be able to realise the ambitious vision of securing excellence in every aspect of school life.

Longdon Hall School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of social, emotional, and mental health needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. We are part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the role

We are looking to appoint an inspiring, dynamic and committed Assistant Headteacher who will join our Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom.

You may have specialist knowledge and experience of working with children with Autism or with social, emotional and mental health needs, or you may have experience of working across both specialisms. You will be expected to create a culture that enables all learners and staff to excel.

As Assistant Headteacher, you will have an excellent understanding of the independent school standards and the education inspection framework. You will promote a relentless focus on the quality of education and delivery of a broad and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of children and young people and produces positive outcomes.

Working with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team, you will ensure the school has effective management and the required team capability to further develop and continually improve.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to hear from passionate individuals with experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. We are looking for someone who knows how to bring a creative and innovative approach to improving performance and support for our pupils and their families.

An excellent communicator, you will act as an ambassador for Longdon Hall School and will have demonstrable experience of working in partnership with parents, local authorities and other stakeholders.

If you are a truly inspirational, highly motivated, and forward-thinking leader, with the energy and passion to change lives coupled with proven experience of whole school development and improvement, this could be an excellent opportunity for you.

In return for your experience and commitment, we offer outstanding career opportunities, access to a network of great senior colleagues within the Outcomes First Group and the chance to shape the future and ongoing development of the school.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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