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Samuel Cody School

Assistant Headteacher - Head of new SEMH unit (Cody Oaks)

Closing date: 01/04/2022 at 12:00

Job Start Date: September 2022

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: L13-17

Hours of Work: Full time

Location of Role: Samuel Cody School (Cody Oaks)

Job/Person Summary

Samuel Cody School is delighted to announce the opening of its brand new purposely designed SEMH unit, Cody Oaks, in September 2022.

The Headteacher is seeking to recruit an experienced leader to help deliver an outstanding and inclusive education for children with SEMH needs and associated difficulties.

The new unit is an impressive addition to an already well-resourced school site, and provides a unique opportunity in the north of the county.

The unit will eventually house ninety students, from year 5 to year 11, but will grow over three years to capacity.

This is a great opportunity for someone with SEMH experience and good strong leadership skills to make a difference to our brand new cohort of students.

Working with the Headteacher you will actively contribute to the overall Leadership and Management of the unit and its staff team, providing a curriculum that supports learning in a safe and inclusive environment, promoting respect, honesty, communication and teamwork, and maintaining a good presence around the building throughout the day. See full job description for more information.


1. Degree or Equivalent

2. Qualified Teacher Status

3. NPQSL or similar (desirable)

4. Evidence of on-going CPD

5. Professional experience relevant to the post

At Samuel Cody School we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

Application Procedure

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

Visits to the school are essential and can be arranged by calling the Head's PA, Yvonne Chuter, to arrange an appointment.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: adminoffice@samuelcody.hants.sch.uk

Safer Recruitment

Samuel Cody School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8SN

Telephone: 01252 514194

Website: http://www.samuelcody.hants.sch.uk/

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