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Assistant Headteacher - Paddock School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Fixed Term contract for two school terms
Start Date: September 2023

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher to work across sites at Paddock School.  

Do you share our commitment to nurture, inspire and transform lives?

The Governors and Executive Headteacher of Paddock School are seeking to recruit an inspirational and dynamic Assistant Headteacher to help us create the best possible future for our children.

Paddock School is a growing, outstanding and innovative split site school in Roehampton and Putney for pupils with moderate to severe learning difficulties with autism or severe of complex learning difficulties.  We currently have over 200 pupils on roll with approximately 180 staff.  

We pride ourselves on the warm, nurturing culture of the School and staff share a deep commitment to supporting the individual needs of pupils; every pupil here is known, understood and nurtured. The Assistant Headteacher must champion this philosophy and also possess stamina, mental agility and an approachable, positive outlook. Exemplary inter-personal skills are essential.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated that they have the ability to

    Lead the school safeguarding strategy
    Operate at a strategic level
    Solve day to day problems
    Share their expert knowledge of how children learn
    Support outstanding pupil progress
    Lead a successful and high performing team
    Lead the development of staff at all levels
    Lead a curriculum team to develop an area of focus

Our new Assistant Headteacher will be part of a hardworking team, who are justifiably proud of their school and the children. Our school ethos is one of inclusion, respect and high aspirations for all. We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our school community develops as a lifelong learner.
We offer excellent training and support along with a pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact the Recruitment team to arrange a suitable time and date.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Alternatively please contact the school for any further details by email

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email or posted to the Upper School addressed for the attention of the School HR Manager.

Closing date: 04 June 2023 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 05 June 2023

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Paddock Lower School
St Margaret’s Crescent
SW15 6HL
Tel: 020 8878 1521
Head of Primary School:  Deborah Dockery
Executive Head Teacher: Sarah Santos

Paddock Middle School
St Margaret’s Crescent
SW15 6HL
Tel: 020 8878 1521
Head of Primary School:  Lynette Martyn
Executive Head Teacher: Sarah Santos

Paddock Upper School & Sixth Form
Priory Lane
SW15 5RT
Tel: 020 8878 1521
Head of School:  Robert Pearce
Acting Head of School: Nerys Evans
Executive Head Teacher: Sarah Santos

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