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Assistant Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-139L
  • Posted:26/01/2023
  • Pay:Leadership Payscale - Point 9-14
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 9th February 2023


We are seeking to appoint an experienced leader to join our senior leadership team as an Assistant Headteacher. The successful candidate will be joining the school at an exciting time of development and improvement.   

The role might suit someone with mainstream experience as a SENCo/ Inclusion Lead or middle leadership experience in a special school.  

Key duties will include:

Undertake the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead, being part of a large safeguarding team

Oversight of the day to day operational matters within your phases (EYFS and the STEPS (complex ASD) pathway)

Providing outreach support to local mainstream Primary Schools and early years settings

Line Management of key stage and curriculum pathway leaders within your phase

Lead on and contribute to, school development projects across the whole school and those specific to your phases of the school

Strategic oversight of EHCPs

We can offer you -

  • A commitment to your professional development, including regular external coaching
  • A dynamic, enthusiastic and talented team
  • Engaged, happy and highly motivated children
  • An improving school who are committed to achieving outstanding outcomes for our students
  • A learning curriculum that focuses on preparing students for life after Wyvern
  • An innovative and embedded approach to the Arts

Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Michelle Humphreys - HR Manager
  • Address:Great Chart Bypass, Ashford, Kent, TN23 4ER
  • Telephone: 01233 621468
  • Email: personnel@wyvern.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.