We are very excited to announce that we are creating a new role at our recently expanded Secondary School, Walton Leigh. The successful candidate will have responsibilities as the Assistant Head of School for three days per week, working closely with and supported by the rest of the senior management team, who have many years’ experience and an excellent understanding of the rewards and challenges of working in a special school. For the remaining two days per week, you will lead a class supported by a senior teaching assistant and a team of teaching assistants.
Walton Leigh School is in a Federation of two Outstanding Schools for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, some with associated autistic spectrum disorder. This is a fantastic opportunity for highly motivated individuals to join our skilled, innovative, energetic and committed staff team and to contribute to making a real difference to the lives of our very special pupils and their families.
We offer fantastic benefits, including:
- A supportive team of staff, from senior management through to classroom colleagues
- A thorough induction process
- Access to excellent professional development and career progression
- Generous pension scheme
- Paid sick leave
- Surrey Rewards discount programme
- Built in holiday pay entitlement
- 'Outstanding' school on your CV
Manor Mead and Walton Leigh are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following the procedures recommended to safeguard children, we will be taking up references if you are shortlisted for an interview. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check.
To arrange a visit please contact Debbie in the school office.
Closing Date: Tuesday 6th October at 9am
Interview Date: Tuesday 13th October
Walton Leigh School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment.
Walton Leigh School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children.
We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or may be at risk of harm. We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Annie Paget (Head of Secondary School).
The Deputy DSL is Neil French (Deputy Head of School).
The Governor with responsibility for child protection is Elizabeth Wood-Dow.