Head Of School

Location Surrey
Discipline: Education
Job type: Permanent
Contact email: biren.daiya@blackstone-recruitment.co.uk
Job ref: J5663
Startdate: 13/06/2024

Blackstone Recruitment are working with a provider of education, care and support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are recruiting for a Head of School for one of their schools in Surrey.

Please see details below for the full job advert:

Location: Effingham, Surrey

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: £61,789 - £67,928 (FL11 – FL15)

Closing Date: 11pm 6th May 2024

Interviews: 9th/10th May

About the School:

The school is a warm and welcoming school for students aged 11 to 16 who experience a range of needs including autism spectrum conditions and associated behaviours, moderate learning difficulties or specific learning difficulties.

Their vision is to create an inclusive, welcoming school where all their students can develop and thrive.

By combining the best elements of a mainstream education with the unique specialist and therapeutic provision that each student needs, they want to create a learning environment in which every young person can achieve their own goals and pursue a future of their choosing.

The role:

They are seeking a talented individual, who will provide highly effective leadership of the school.

The Head of School will take a leadership role in assisting the Principal to develop the school in accordance with its shared values and school development plans.


Successful candidate is likely to demonstrate the following:

  • Successful leadership and management experience in a school.
  • Teaching experience within an SEN setting
  • Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning
  • Demonstrable experience of successful line management and staff development
  • Data analysis skills, and the ability to use data to set targets and identify weaknesses.
  • Understanding of high-quality teaching based on evidence, and the ability to model this for others and support others to improve.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times.
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality, ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways that exploit the position.

Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Be part of their successful team and benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Competitive Pension
  • Perk box - offering high street discounts.
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

Blackstone Benefits:

Permanent jobs:

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

For further information on this role, please contact Biren Daiya at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now.