Head of School – Heartlands High School – Haringey

Do you have the Talent and Skills to lead a New School for Autism?

The Heartlands Community Trust would like to appoint an inspirational Head of School to lead a brand new school for Autism located within Haringey which is scheduled to open in September 2016. The new school for autism will be developed through the Heartlands Community Trust under the guidance of Executive Headteacher, Simon Garrill. The Trust has had early success in developing a successful provision for students with autism and has now made a successful application to open a new school for 104 students with autism. The majority of students will be working well below age appropriate levels. There will also be a small provision for 16 students who are working ate age expected levels but are unable to succeed in mainstream secondary schools.

The successful applicant will lead a committed, collaborative and forward-thinking staff who have successfully developed the current provision and will move to the new school which will be developed in a purpose built site.

Our vision is for a school that will

develop the required skills that students will need to help them to progress through education and achieve challenging academic targets through accredited courses
provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where students learn the skills required to lead a successful independent life
grow to be a hub of excellence within Haringey and London delivering training and research into the education of young people with autism

The successful candidate will

Articulate a clear vision based on a shared understanding to all stakeholders
Support and challenge staff to ensure the best outcomes for young people
Ensure professional and skilled levels of communication in the school
Establish strong partnerships within the school
Ensure exceptional progress beyond national averages in all areas
Reinforce the exceptional ethos already established within the school

Closing: 14th September
Interviews: 24th & 25th September

Heartlands High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.

To download further details about the role please click here.

To book a school visit please contact Maria Levenson on 020 88261230 or maria.levenson@heartlands.haringey.sch.uk

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