Heads of School

Pay: Inner London Group (L29 – L35)

Responsible to the Executive Headteacher

Are you ready to lead outstanding education for children and young people with autism? Do you share our vision for happy, safe and heathy pupils who learn, achieve and are ready for the future? Spa Education Trust is recruiting a Head of School for each of our schools and we are offering you a unique leadership opportunity in our successful organisation.

The trust currently has two outstanding special schools in Southwark for pupils with autism. Spa Bermondsey is for 110 pupils aged 11 – 19. Spa Camberwell is for pupils aged 5 -16. The school opened in September 2020 and will grow over the next three years to offer up to 120 places.

This is an exciting time to join us as Head of School as we continue to grow and develop new provisions.

Successful candidates will:

  • have outstanding leadership experience in a special school

  • have experience that demonstrates commitment to our vision

  • be committed to offering the best opportunities for our pupils and their families

  • inspire and motivate pupils, staff and the broader school community.

Applicants for the Spa Camberwell Head of School post must have senior leadership experience in primary special education. 

The trust acknowledges the importance of the role of the Head of School and will actively offer long term support, encouragement, CPD and realistic challenge to the successful candidates.

Find out more about our schools at www.spa-education.org

To express your interest and arrange a conversation and school visit, please contact Nusrat Raja nraja@spa-education.org or call 0203 434 5210.

The application pack can be downloaded below.

Closing date: Monday January 24th 2022 (by 1 pm)

Heads of School JD and Personal Specification

Spa Education Trust Job Application Form





Inner London TPS plus SEN point (plus possibility of TLR)
Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity?
Are you ready to join our outstanding team?
We are now recruiting teachers for our special school for pupils with autism. Full time posts are available in both schools.
Spa Camberwell: Our school is for pupils with autism aged 5-16. Posts are available in our primary or Key Stage 3 department. You will lead a class team and teach a class of up to 9 pupils. You will access excellent training and professional development. Special school teaching experience is preferred, but not essential.
Spa Bermondsey: We are looking for a new teacher to join our existing secondary school team. You will be a class tutor for a group of up to 9 pupils and will have the opportunity to teach a range of subjects across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. You do not need to have taught in a special school before as we offer great training and support. Mainstream primary teachers are encouraged to apply.
Spa Education Trust provides outstanding education for pupils with autism. Our schools are friendly, with a positive ethos, and we are committed to helping all our pupils realise their full potential. ‘The personal development of pupils is at the heart of the school’s work’ (Ofsted Dec 2015).
To discuss the post further or to arrange a visit to the school please call Spa Camberwell office on 020 3434 5210 or Spa Bermondsey office on 020 7234 3714.
Our recruitment processes follow the guidance in the DfE document Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education. All staff will be required to undertake a disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
Application forms can be submitted by e-mail to: nraja@spa-education.org
The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 24th January 2022.
Interviews will be held during the week starting 31st January 2022.

Tutor Job Description

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