Required for September 2020


Haybrook College Trust educates young people aged 11 to 19 who have challenging and complex Social, Emotional, and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH) or medical needs.

Springboard is part of the KS4 Alternative Provision offer within the College. The provision educates up to 40 students who have been permanently excluded or at high risk of exclusion from local mainstream schools, providing a range of high quality educational programmes, helping to make positive changes in the lives of young people and ensuring their best possible educational and personal outcomes.


We require an inspirational leader to become Manager of Springboard and support the Senior Leadership Team to develop the provision by ensuring every young person can be a success. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in middle leadership with an intuitive understanding of complex young people, their needs and how best to support them. The role will include ensuring the smooth day to day management of the centre and also play an important role in leading the future development and expansion of the College.

The successful post holder will lead and manage a staff team of 25, with support from the Teacher-in-Charge and Pastoral Lead. They will have a strong understanding of the Quality of Education to raise standards of learner achievement across the curriculum. They will also ensure that the provision offers a broad, balanced, relevant, motivating and differentiated curriculum for all learners as well as monitoring learner attendance, ensuring that behaviour management systems and procedures in place are monitored and consistently adhered to. The post holder will naturally fit into the wider ethos of Haybrook College and bring positivity, creativity, enthusiasm and innovation to the staff, whilst being kind, patient, caring and forgiving to the learners.

At Haybrook College we feel passionately that education can improve a young person’s life chances and would like to work with a leader that demonstrates the same ethos. If you’re ready to take up this challenge and change the lives of disadvantaged young people, we would like to hear from you. You must be a qualified teacher (or working towards this) with proven experience of middle/senior leadership, experience of working effectively with children who have Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties either in a special school, PRU, alternative education provision or within a mainstream setting.


Salary: Leadership Scale Point 5 – 9, £46,456- £51,160 per annum, London Fringe

(negotiable if you do not have QTS)

Full time


If you would like to discuss this position further or visit the College, please call the Executive Headteacher Jamie Rockman on 01628 696075 or email

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Notes for Candidates

Closing date: Monday 27th April 9am

Interviews: week commencing 4th May

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