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Headteacher - Oak Lodge School

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

The Role

Starting September 2020

The Governors of Oak Lodge School, located in Balham, are seeking a Headteacher with ambition and drive to deliver the best learning experience for its special young people.  The School caters for around 90 students, from year 7 to 6th Form, who are Deaf and/or have communication needs. The School’s vision is to equip its students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to go forward into further education or training and be successful, independent young adults.

We expect the Headteacher to strive for excellence in the quality of education delivered by a dedicated teaching faculty. Integrated into the School culture is a strong commitment to student and staff welfare and emotional well-being.  Safeguarding students is of prime importance and the Headteacher must be committed to maintaining the highest standards.

The Headteacher will also have oversight of Phoenix House, the residential provision at Oak Lodge (rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and Deaf First which is an outreach service for Deaf students in Colleges or training.

Candidates should have experience in School leadership, preferably in SEN and/or Secondary school. The Headteacher is the ‘face’ of the School and is expected to be an effective communicator with parents, students and staff. Ability with BSL would be advantageous and if appointed, the Headteacher would be expected to attend signing classes.

The governing body welcomes applications from experienced or aspiring Headteachers and is open to expressions of interest from a diverse range of professional backgrounds in education.

Oak Lodge welcomes candidates who wish to visit the school and meet students and staff.  To arrange a visit to the School, please contact Karen Chapman, School Business Manager. kchapman@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk or call on 0208 673 3453.

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

Alternatively contact Angela Esson Senior HR Officer, on 020 8871 8272 or e-mail csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk to receive an application pack or with enquiries regarding the application process.

Completed applications should be submitted to: csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk, please call and confirm the receipt of your application.

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd February 2020 (at midnight)
shortlisting: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Interviews and assessments: Thursday 19th March 2020

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.

CVs are not accepted.

Oak Lodge School
101, Nightingale Lane
London SW12 8NA
Tel: 020 8673 3453
Fax: 020 8673 9397

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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