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Our Client is an innovative DfES registered, small independent S.E.M.H Therapeutic School in Brighton & Hove, offering a special, trauma-informed curriculum for up to 17 children and young people aged 6-16 who have complex learning needs and who require substantial positive behavior, and relational, support in order to access learning.

They are now looking for a new Head Teacher.

You will be an experienced leader who has a proven record of inspiring and capturing the very best from children and the adults who work with them, of centering progress and achievement in the most challenging of circumstances, and have an in-depth knowledge of what it takes to keep a school safe, compliant, and at the very least, good in all ways.

Supported by an experienced and committed team of teachers, a dedicated pastoral and learning support team, and excellent administrators, your task will be to further advance our unique therapeutic curriculum model in the context of the complexities and rewards of working with vulnerable children aged from 6-16 who need safe specialist, attachment-aware provision. You will be key in fostering a community that is compassionate and tenacious in preparing children for their next steps, and your capacity to develop and support the well- being of all is crucial. In addition, you will have a proven ability to work positively with families, carers, local authorities, statutory processes and regulators. You will display personal qualities of authenticity, reliability, good humor, empathy and flexibility. The Head Teacher of this small school is currently expected to act as SENCO and Deputy Designated Lead for Safeguarding.

Further details about the school can be sent

What they offer:

* Pay in line with national pay scales and clear salary progression

* Excellent training and opportunities for continuous professional development in therapeutic models, including further post-graduate opportunities for the right candidate

* Continuous support from the Executive Team, including regular supervision

* Effective practice support, guidance, ongoing experiential learning, and coaching from both our Executive Team and external consultancy,

* Working in one of the country’s leading providers of accredited therapeutic childcare and education

* A supportive, caring, and understanding working environment

* Real job satisfaction

* A chance to make a real difference in the lives of children & young people

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