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L13 - 17
Posted on July 7, 2023
Expired on July 31, 2023

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School Name, Town/Village – Horizon School, Saturn Close, Lowestoft NR32 4TD
Job Title – Secondment for Deputy Headteacher L13-17
Salary – Full Time
FTE – 1.0
Job Type – for two terms initially with the possibility of further term.

Horizon School seeks to appoint a Secondment Deputy Headteacher from September 2023.

Horizon School is a Pupil Referral Unit (Lower, Upper and Tier 4 In-patient Youth and Adolescent CAMHS) in North Suffolk. Children come to Horizon School for intervention when they require support in managing their behaviour. This can often be at a point of personal crisis or where their underlying needs haven’t yet been identified, which is therefore creating a barrier to them accessing mainstream education.

We are a newly merged school at an exciting point in our journey as we have combined two of the sites to be one through school site KS1-KS4 in Lowestoft. We have moved into premises which now incorporate our current lower site located in a new block, and our upper site in the refurbished premises and landscaped outside spaces.
N.B. Our Dragonfly provision will remain with Carlton Court Hospital.

This role provides the perfect opportunity to support the Headteacher in leading the whole school. If you have held a leadership responsibility for a period of time, but are not quite ready to take the leap to Headship, this could be the perfect role for you.

Horizon School Management Committee value the importance of Continuing Professional Development and will support the successful candidate with completing any training necessary to fulfil their role and career development.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher (on Secondment) who can:

• Support students with a return to mainstream
• Be approachable in nature, supportive, understanding and prioritises wellbeing
• Inspire, challenge and motivate our children, staff, managers and parents
• Have the passion to focus relentlessly on what is best for all of our pupils and staff, promoting a supportive, secure and happy environment for all
• Be highly aspirational, and lead by example with enthusiasm and creativity, drawing on their own expertise and that of those around them
• Passionate about the value of education and the need for high-quality teaching and learning
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Embrace and continue the child-focused ethos of our school
• Continue to sustain and develop a broad and balanced curriculum that enriches the whole child.

Our current team of staff are highly committed to supporting our students to ensure they get as much as they can out of their education at Horizon School. If you feel you could contribute to the school and join us on our journey, we would welcome a letter of application from you.

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment to this post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and two references.

Visits and informal discussions can be arranged by contacting School Business Manager, Keeley Smart, on 01502 539755.

Application Packs are available by emailing HRadmin@horizonschool.org.uk or contacting the school office at 01502 539755.


Closing date: 17:00 on 13th July 2023
Shortlisting: 14th July 2023
Interview: 17th July 2023

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