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Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education

Outcomes First Group




Posted: 15/06/2024

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Job Title:            Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education

Salary:                £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Location:            Brookthorpe Hall School, Gloucestershire

Hours:                 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 16:30

Contract:             Permanent, Term Time Only 

UK applicants only.

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education to join our close-knit team at Brookthorpe Hall School located in Gloucestershire.

About the role

The Assistant Headteacher will undertake the normal responsibilities of a teacher and be a member of the senior leadership team. They will work independently, alongside SLT to define, articulate, and implement the school’s vision and values. 

The Assistant Headteacher will work in close partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, SENCo, parents, Governors and external agencies to improve, maintain and monitor high standards of the quality of education across the school. All members of the Senior Leadership Team are expected to be flexible to ensure the most effective organisation and delivery of learning. Other specific duties and responsibilities as part of the Senior Leadership Team will be allocated once a candidate has been appointed. 

Key Responsibilities 

Maintain and develop the ethos, values and overall purposes of the school.

To be an excellent practitioner in the classroom, delivering great results and continuing to develop own teaching to benefit pupils and colleagues. 

Exercise a key role in the strategic development of the quality of education and technology, developing a clear strategy and implementation plans. 

Develop and embed a clear curriculum intent and implementation plan. 

Support all staff in understanding the importance of quality first teaching and that everyone must work together to ensure that the curriculum is at the core of everything we do. 

Ensure that all staff, teaching and support staff, have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and always work to ensure pupils are making the most of their learning opportunities. 

Ensure that teacher subject knowledge is secure and is updated in line with new curriculum requirements. 

Encourage staff to improve their own knowledge and skills through continued learning.

Contribute to the monitoring of teaching and learning standards regularly across the school through quality assurance activities responding to under-performance of teaching staff immediately through training, coaching, individual support packages and external support programmes.

Lead Heads of Department to monitor and evaluate the quality of education within their subjects. 

Oversee and work with staff to ensure the school has a strong Pupil Voice and that pupils are given opportunities to reflect on the quality of education and care within the school on a regular basis.

Qualifications Required


 Bachelors Degree

Please provide written examples in your application of impactful curriculum leadership.

About Us

Brookthorpe Hall School is a specialist provision providing full-time specialised co-education for young people aged 7 to 16 with a range of complex needs, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviour. This may include social, emotional and mental health needs and also pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or demonstrate behaviours associated with autism.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Why join Options Autism? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

Life Assurance

Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions

“Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits

100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad

Cycle to Work Schemes

Electric Car Purchase Scheme

Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 


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