London, Greater London
N10 3JA
circa £55,000 per annum (Dependent on skills and experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

TreeHouse School  has an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Assistant Head that is passionate about making a real difference to the lives of autistic children and young people. You will promote a culture that will enable our learners to feel safe, thrive, learn and have every opportunity to excel.

We are an Ofsted 'Outstanding', award winning school for children and young people aged 3-19 with a primary diagnosis of autism, some of whom have additional disabilities. We believe that every child and young person attending TreeHouse School deserves a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life. Our person-centred educational approach ensures we focus on the individual learners requirements at all times. 

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Head that: 

  • Has experience as a Designated Safeguarding Lead or a Deputy Safeguarding Lead.

  • Comprehensive specialist knowledge of autism and safeguarding to be able to support families, staff colleagues and other stakeholders confidently and competently.

  • Ability to create and role model the culture of Safeguarding and child protection across the whole school.

  • Ensuring the best educational outcomes for children and young people attending our school through understanding how autism affects each learner differently and how we prepare them for adulthood.

What we offer: 

  • We invest in our people through excellent CPD which includes a wide-range of in house and external training opportunities.

  • We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to progress with their career, we offer bespoke coaching and mentoring tailored to you.

  • Competitive annual salary with a yearly review.

  • Annual staff recognition awards. 

  • Cycle to work scheme up to £5000. 

  • Season ticket loans. 

  • A wide range of wellness programmes including: virtual yoga & zumba classes, running club, art & cooking classes and learning programmes. 

  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help you balance your work, family, and personal life. 

  • Free access to physiotherapy. 

Key dates:

  • Role Closes: Sunday 9th January 2022

  • First stage interview (Stakeholder day, in person at TreeHouse School): Wednesday 12th January 2022

  • Second stage interview (In person at TreeHouse School): Friday 14th January 2022

To find out more about this position please find attached the recruitment pack entailing the role details. For an informal discussion regarding this exciting senior leadership role, please find our contact details in the recruitment pack. 

Equal opportunities

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.

Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.

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Posted on: 29 November 2021
Closed date: 21 December 2021
Job ref: 0327
Tags: Senior Management, Teaching