Head Teacher, SEN

  • Location

    Norwich, UK

  • Sector:

    Children's Residential

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  • Salary:

    Up to £61,000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Marsden

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Health and Social Care Jobs have a full time, permanent job vacancy for a SEN Senior School Head Teacher for a Special Educational Needs School commutable from Norwich or Ipswich and surrounding areas.

  • Up to £61,000 per annum, 40 hours per week


The school is located 13.1 miles / 19 minute drive via A11 from Thretford, 21.6 miles / 32 minute drive via A11 from central Norwich and 34.6 miles / 58 minute drive via A140 from central Ipswich.

The Provider

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a growing company including schools, colleges and residential homes.  They provide services committed to the education, care and support of children and young people with special educational needs.  This UK wide provider has reviews from employers such as “rewarding”, “unlimited growth and potential” & “amazing hands-on training”, as a testament to their great culture.  This provider is passionate about delivering personalised education, care & support plans to meet each individual’s needs & aspirations.

The School & Your Role

This special educational needs (SEN) school is for children aged 6 to 19 years, carefully designed for children with emotional, social and / or moderate learning disabilities.  Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning.  The school boasts excellent facilities including extensive indoor and outdoor recreation areas, such as sports fields, forest school, swimming pool, activity centre and climbing wall to name a few.  Further to this, the school has integrated therapy and break out areas for children to take time out from the classroom environment.  There is a high staffing ratio to ensure all children get the time and attention they require to enjoy learning.  As the Senior School Head Teacher, you will be accountable for all areas of operational and education performance including driving curriculum development and helping the school achieve their goal of “outstanding” status.

Essential Criteria

  • Qualified Teacher Status with further professional qualification in a relevant area
  • NPQH or equivalent Head Teacher Qualification, or working towards this (preferred)
  • Level 5 Leadership & Management (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working at a senior level within a SEN environment
  • Sound knowledge of Ofsted frameworks, safeguarding legislations, commercial & financial budget management


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