Full Time - Permanent required from September 2023
Salary: L21 - 27
Presfield High School is an oversubscribed specialist provision which caters for students with a primary diagnosis of Autism from age 11 through to 19. All our 123 students have an EHCP which identifies Autism as their primary need. We are advocates of Dr Stephen Shore’s belief that “If you have met one child with autism you have met ONE child with autism”. This underpins all that we do and we are committed to challenging the stereotypical views that are often associated with Autism. We are an National Autistic Society Advanced accredited school and are currently preparing to become an NAS “Beacon” school.
We passionately believe in empowering our students and their families to advocate for their individual needs to support them to make meaningful contributions to society and to gain employment. This is demonstrated in our diverse curriculum that promotes both an aspirational academic and social pathway.
We are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children and Young People and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are looking for a Head Teacher who shares our vision of shaping futures and changing lives by empowering our students to know themselves, advocate appropriately and contribute to wider society. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure. You will be working with the most fantastic students who each day will delight and enthuse you. You will be leading an incredibly dedicated staff team and be in partnership with supportive and committed parents.
We are looking for a leader who can demonstrate a child focused approach, outstanding leadership qualities, an understanding of Autism and who has integrity and drive. It is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate an aspirational attitude and a proven ability to care and communicate at all levels.
We are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children and Young People and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Due to the nature of the work involved, this post is "exempt" from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit please contact the School Office on 01704 227831.