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Assistant Head Teacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Greenfields School, Biddenden

  • Ref:KCC886-6084-62T
  • Posted:23/11/2018
  • Pay:Leadership range 1 to 3 £39,965 - £41,989 pa
  • Start Date:Jan 2019
  • App Close Date:07/12/2018 at 23:00
  • Interviews:17 December 2018


Greenfields is our residential therapeutic community and associated therapeutic services for up to fourteen young people with complex, emotional needs. 

The school is part of the Greenfields Therapeutic Community which includes two residential children’s homes. The community is managed by Childhood First, a charity which has a long history of working with emotionally traumatised children and young people through psychodynamic therapeutic practice.

We are currently looking for an exceptional candidate for the position of Assistant Head Teacher, with responsibility for Lower School.

Based within the Lower School site but working in close collaboration with the whole school community, the post holder will play a key role in maintaining the existing provision. The successful candidate will work toward developing links with teaching alliances and the wider community in order to enhance teaching and learning and the children’s personal development.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working successfully as a middle or senior leader within a small SEMH Primary School environment.  Experience of working with KS3 SEN would be beneficial.

As an open and reflective practitioner, you will be able to draw on your understanding of individual needs as well as sensitivity to emotional factors inherent in the learning experience to enable teachers to best support young people with complex barriers to learning.   Representing education within the integrated system the post holder will be able to demonstrate an awareness of collective thinking between care, education and therapy.

As part of Greenfields therapeutic community the school offers several reflective spaces to develop clinical thinking around the children/young people as well as to provide support through individual supervision and group dynamics for the staff.


Information about the school

Childhood First is a leading charity in the provision of care, education and psychotherapeutic treatment for children suffering the consequences of early life trauma, deprivation and abuse.

Greenfields Therapeutic Community comprises of Greenfields House, Gables House and Greenfields School and is for a group of 14 young people with complex emotional needs aged 5-16 yrs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Shazia Malik
  • Address:210 Borough High Street, London, Greater London, SE1 81JX
  • Telephone: 020 3326 4756
  • Email: SMalik@childhoodfirst.org.uk
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.