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  • Posted: 05-08-2022
  • Category: SEN
  • Location: Swindon
  • Type: Full Time / Perm
  • Salary: £50000 - £50000 per annum
Smile Leadership Ltd are currently seeking a Headteacher for one of our UK wide education partners based in Swindon, Wiltshire. The setting is part of a passionate, well-respected family of schools throughout the country. We are handling their vacancies on an exclusive basis, and we are offering all posts on a permanent contract. Smile Leadership Ltd is a sister company to Smile Education who are a leading education recruitment agency.

This role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis to start from April 2023. If you are an experienced Deputy Headteacher or Head of School seeking their first headship or an experienced Headteacher who has held a similar post within an SEMH school and are either local to or available to travel to the Swindon, Wiltshire area we would like to hear from you. More information on the setting can be provided on request.
Our client is a large group of independent specialist school sites who pride themselves on providing high-quality, therapeutic and child-centred education to pupils from 10 to 19 years of age. School sizes are typically 12-15 places, with a mixture of primary and secondary aged pupils. Their children come from a wide range of backgrounds but predominantly have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), and many will also have other Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) such as Autism, ADHD, and communication difficulties. Many will have suffered significant trauma and adverse childhood experiences and may have social care involvement. If successful in your application, you will become part of a strong, supportive network, both locally and nationally, which is committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment.

Key information:

• Starting salary of £50k, reviewed annually with the potential to increase depending on addition responsibilities
• All site-to-site travel costs covered
• All hotel costs covered if required
• All refreshment costs covered when staying away to the value of £26 per day
• Work mobile and laptop provided
• The flexibility to manage your own weekly timetable
To be successful in your application, you should have the following:
• Hold a relevant UK teaching qualification
• Experience within the SEN sector, ideally within an SEMH setting
• Experience as a senior leader within an education setting
• Willing to travel or be local to the Swindon, Wiltshire area

Due to Covid-19 a flexible interview process is in place for this role. A video meeting with a Smile Leadership representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview. If you would like to be considered for representation in this Headteacher role, then please contact me directly via email at or on 07355034438.

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential discussion surrounding other senior leadership posts available, please contact the Smile Leadership Ltd office.

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.


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