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Assistant Headteacher - SENDCo - Fern House School (REF:FH241019)

Apply by:                                          12pm Thursday 24th October 2019

Interviews:                                      Tuesday 29th October 2019

Salary Scale:                                    L4 – L8

Hours:                                                Full Time

Contract Term:                              Permanent

Job Start:                                          January 2020

Fern House School is a special school for pupils aged 7 – 16. We promote and adopt approaches based on attachment theories and neurobiological research to provide our pupils with a supportive framework, which allows them to be heard and understood safely. Our highly adapted curriculum ensures that all pupils can engage in learning and achieve something to feel proud of.

We are looking to appoint a dedicated and inspirational Assistant Headteacher – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator who will be responsible for providing professional guidance and support to our staff to attain improved and sustainable standards for SEND pupils. This exciting role will form part of our new Senior Leadership Team, who will be involved in the strategic direction of the school.

We understand the importance of building meaningful relationships with pupils and families to nurture growth and development of relational milestones such as, building trust and sharing enjoyment. Care and making connections are at the heart of our ethos and we work hard to ensure that all staff feel cared for too.

We are part of the Enfield Learning Trust, a partnership of successful primary schools in Enfield who have a shared motto, ‘be included.’

As part of Enfield Learning Trust we are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development and career progression for all staff. We are able to offer significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues at this school and across the Trust.

The well-being of our staff is of paramount importance and promote a healthy work-life balance.  We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive.  As part of the Trust, we offer:

  • Immediate feedback to reduce over-burdensome marking
  • Well-being days
  • Perkbox app – with access to hundreds of exclusive company perks i.e. high street discounts
  • Modern technology for home and school use
  • PPA offsite
  • Employee support hub
  • Attendance reward scheme

Our school will undergo exciting expansion works in the next few years, which will modernise and improve the site. Our location is perfect for commuters from London, Hertfordshire and Essex. Our school is ideal for candidates who travel on public transport (Turkey Street and Enfield Lock are our closest overground stations), or with easy access to the M25, for those who travel by car.

For an application pack please email our HR team at 

All Enfield Learning Trust Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees working at this school are expected to share this.