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Job Title: Headteacher
Location: Hillingdon Manor School, Uxbridge, Greater London UB8 3HD
Salary: £80,000 per annum
Hours: 38.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only
Are you an innovative Headteacher/Senior Leader committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Continuum.
This is an excellent opportunity for an inspiring Headteacher to join our fantastic team at Hillingdon Manor School in Uxbridge, Greater London. As Headteacher, you will promote a relentless focus on high quality, creative learning, delivering our pupil’s educational needs, and maximising pupils’ achievement and ability to develop your strategic thinking in response to the complex autistic needs of our pupils.
About the role
You will exercise dynamic leadership of the school and ensure the full development of the vision for the service, its promotion, and continuous improvement. You will create and maintain a Centre of Excellence in the education of our students.
You will create a shared vision and strategic plan that inspires and motivates pupils, staff, and all other school community members. This vision should express core educational values and moral purpose and include stakeholders’ values and beliefs. The strategic planning process is critical to sustaining school improvement and ensuring that the school moves forward for the benefit of its pupils.
You will collaborate with the school’s senior leadership team and the Regional Director to provide an inclusive approach to outstanding educational and therapeutic provision.
You will have overall responsibility for the strategic leadership of the secondary site whilst maintaining ongoing communication with the primary school to ensure that the provision and standards are consistently high across the schools.
- Relevant experience in the specialist area of the service, i.e. relevant experience working with young people/young adults with autistic spectrum disorders and/or challenging behaviour
- Relevant experience as a Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher in a Special Needs School.
- Experience with Ofsted procedures/inspections and working with School Improvement Partners.
- Manage budgets effectively and ensure cost efficiency and financial compliance.
- Relevant Teaching Qualification
Please see the job description for more details and information.
At Hillingdon Manor, we provide specialist education for 146 pupils aged between 11 and 19. Our students are taught in smaller class sizes and all work towards various accreditations depending on their needs and ability.
For over 16 years, Options Autism has provided care and education to pupils, young people, and adults with autism, complex needs, and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join Options Autism?
Your health and well-being are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- 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 pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day knowing that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks, and successful applicants will be given a fully enhanced DBS.
*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do what makes you happy.
(previous applicants need not apply)