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Assistant Headteacher - Pathways - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Bower Grove School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7032-331L
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:L9-L12
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:20th March 2024


We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Assistant Head Teacher, Pathways to take effect in September 2024. 

This is an exciting opportunity to both lead and be key to the progression of our Pathways programmes across the school by taking an already thriving culture and providing the strategic and operational direction to maintain continuous improvement amongst the Pathways programmes.

In addition to the duties associated with being a member of the School Leadership Team, specific responsibilities will be: -

  • To determine the strategic development of delivering a broad, sequential and coherent curriculum
  • To be responsible for pupil behaviour within each Pathway including both the management and intervention
  • To be responsible for the monitoring and improvements of each Pathway pupil attendance
  • To lead by example in setting a strong commitment to raising a culture where pupils experience a positive and enriching school life
  • To take a strategic role in the development and delivery of all SEMH interventions impacting on all pupil groups across the school working with the SEND staff team
  • Deliver whole school and specific training as required
  • To work with and support the Governing Body of the school
  • From time to time any other task that may be required by the Head Teacher

The role would suit a candidate with experience of teaching pupils and/or leading in a Special Educational Needs setting in particular with SEMH needs and have experience of managing behaviour. 

Bower Grove is a modern, foreward thinking and well-equipped school providing a highly personalised and structured curriculum.  We have 12 pupils in a class with learning support assistants to support.  We offer a unique teaching and learning environment, committed staff and excellent career development opportunities. The school caters for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions. Come and join a great staff team!

 The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.   The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure Check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Bower Grove is a Foundation Day Special School for statemented pupils with learning and social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) including social communication difficulties and anxiety. We offer a unique teaching and learning environment and committed staff and pupils.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 725025


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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.