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Axcis Education Recruitment places SEN Leadership professionals in jobs throughout the UK. We work with candidates and clients in every area of SEN including SEN Teachers, SEN TAs, SEN Support Staff and those in SEN Leadership Positions. As part of our commitment to SEN Leadership recruitment we recruit and place Headteachers and Deputy Heads nationwide within the SEN sector.
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Finding a new role is never easy, particularly if you are joining an established team. Our aim is to find the best of the best, candidates with the vision, experience, drive and ambition to become part of a Senior Leadership Team or use their already gained expertise with a fresh challenge. You may be already hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) or currently working towards gaining it; be looking for a more pastoral role with an Inclusion agenda, or could be relocating and need to find a post in a new LA. We can support you with this, ensuring you find the best setting for your needs and the best candidate for the school. We now have an Executive Manager solely for the recruitment of Senior Leadership posts such as:
Headteacher / Principal
Headship has changed significantly since NPQH was last redesigned in 2001 and the role is now more complex, challenging and diverse. Headteachers today have new responsibilities and there are radical changes to the way schools interact with each other and with other services. It is now time to revise the qualification to reflect the changing nature of the role of Headteachers and school leadership in general. NPQH has been redesigned following extensive consultation.
It now provides a flexible, personalised development pathway to prepare aspiring Headteachers for 21st century leadership and management challenges. It will give them the confidence and competence to apply for their first headship immediately on graduation. More than half of the country’s Headteachers will be reaching retirement within the next five to ten years. We need to work together to sustain the flow of high quality school leaders to ensure the best outcomes for children, young people and their families. The redesigned model NPQH will ensure that the provision for aspiring Headteachers helps to attract sufficient high quality Headteachers for the future.
Who should apply?
The redesigned NPQH is for those who aspire to headship. It is not for those just seeking
really good professional development. Applicants should be highly motivated towards headship and ready and competent to take up a headship post on graduation. To signal this change, participants on the redesigned NPQH will be known as trainee Headteachers.
How long will NPQH take to complete?
Trainee Headteachers will spend between 4 - 12 months on NPQH depending on their personal professional development needs. “Good leaders build confidence in others and they believe in the potential of their staff. The best leaders don’t just distribute leadership and empower others, they develop and coach them.”
Deputy Head/ Assistant Headteacher
Roles for deputy or assistant heads often overlap with those of the Headteacher. In some cases, deputies will fulfill all the responsibilities of the Headteacher and to deputise fully when the Headteacher is away from the school. Within most schools assistant and deputy Headteachers are given particular areas of responsibility such as curriculum lead, discipline, staff development, attainment or attendance. The main role of the assistant or deputy headteacher is considered to be one of ensuring stability and order in the school. Deputy Headteachers and Assistant Headteachers can also look at qualifying for NPQH or alternative qualifications such as Leading from the Middle, in preparation for taking on a more senior role.
The role of an Inclusion Manager is varied and diverse. PHSE, Behaviour, Attendance, Attainment are key factors. Working alongside the SENCO with Parents/carers and the Community are important aspects of the role. The SENCO qualification would be of great use in this role, as would the National Programme for Specialist Leaders in Behaviour and Attendance (NPSLBA).
Finding a new role is never easy, particularly if you are joining an established team. Our aim is to find the best of the best; candidates with the vision, experience, drive and ambition to become part of a Senior Leadership team or use their already gained expertise with a fresh challenge. You may be already hold the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) or currently working towards gaining it; be looking for a more pastoral role with an Inclusion agenda, or could be relocating and need to find a post in a new Authority. We can support you with this, ensuring you find the best setting for your needs and the best candidate for the school.
Axcis recruits and places SEN leaders. SEN teachers, SEN TAs, SEN Support Staff. We recruit SEN Leaders for both permanent and interim placements across the UK.