Assistant Head Teacher, The Link School

(Leadership scale point 10 to 14 (£56,070 to £61,479 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance))
Location: The Link Secondary Site, 82-86 Croydon Road, Beddington, CR0 4PD Hours: 32.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 08/07/2022

Job Description

To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click here.

Further Information

The Link School is a special school situated in the London Borough of Sutton providing education for up to 140 students (with 70 students on the Secondary site aged 11 to 18) who have speech, language and communication difficulties.

The school provides a warm, caring, inclusive environment where students receive personalised learning opportunities in small class sizes. This nurturing approach increases students’ self-confidence and encourages them to flourish academically and creatively.

The Link Secondary School is an inspirational and rewarding place to work where dedicated staff are focused on delivering the school’s vision for all students – to leave with developed wellbeing, independence, communication and achievement in preparation for life after school.

The Link Secondary School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit

Application Guidance

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Karen Hayward via email to arrange a time to speak with the Executive Principal.

To apply for this role, please download an application form. Completed application forms must be sent to

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role. Failure to show evidence will result in your application not being shortlisted for interview.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: Friday 8th July 2022

Interviews will take place w/c: 11th July 2022

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 


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