Job Description

Do you have a strong background in Special Needs and Autism?

Are you highly motivated, creative and approachable?

Can you provide dynamic, innovative and inspirational leadership?

Are your communication skills first rate?

Can you contribute to the design of a seminally interesting school?

Would you like to be a source of influence within the educational system?

Gesher School is an Ofsted Outstanding primary special school that provides a specialist meaningful and functional learning environment for children with special educational needs. This includes language, communication and social pragmatic difficulties. We have a specialism in autism spectrum challenges (ASC).  The school has a Jewish ethos but welcomes children from all faiths and none.

An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional person to lead the school’s expansion into secondary offering 120 pupil places and play a part in its ongoing development into a Centre of Excellence encompassing Early Years Diagnosis and Assessment and a research centre, in collaboration with Professor Simon Baron Cohen and the Autism Research Trust. We are looking for a first-class leader committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our children, and importantly to further professional development and research as a part of the school’s educational remit.

The Gesher approach is warm, friendly and nurturing.  We believe that all children have the potential to achieve, but that every child is individual and requires a tailored, child-centred approach to learning.  Emotional health and resilience, developing children’s independence and learning, is at the core of our vision.

The excellent financial package is based on experience and salary range is Group 8 L36-43.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Successful candidates will be required to undergo a DBS check.

To apply for this position:

Please see the job description, criteria for selection and application form attached.  Application forms should be emailed to [email protected] with a letter in support of your application addressing your suitability with reference to the criteria for selection.

Gesher Person Spec

Gesher HT Job Description

Gesher Application Form

Closing Date for Applications: 8th July

Shortlisting date: 10th July

Interview dates: 14th & 15th July

Location: Outer London