Headteacher - Full-time - Special Needs Position

50000.00 - 63000.00 GBP Annual
04 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary scale - GBP50,000 - GBP63,000 depending on proven skills and experience, plus reasonable relocation expenses and/or accommodation on site for the right candidate.

Start date - ideally January 2018

We are very excited to advertise for a new Headteacher at our wonderful special school in a beautiful part of the country, near the Kent coast.

Building on our history of successive Ofsted judgements of good with outstanding features. This has resulted in sustained increase in student numbers excellent potential for further growth. This is a crucial time of development for the school with opportunities for innovative working and forward thinking to influence the next phase of the schools' journey.

We are looking for a highly skilled leader to enhance the senior management capacity of the school. They will work as a critical part of the team with our Directors and CEO to develop a clear strategic plan. The Headteacher will need to design, recruit and further develop the Education team they need to make the plan a reality.

We are keen to hear from experienced senior leaders with expertise in supporting students with Special and Additional needs, who are able to lead in particular:

  • the development of an innovative curriculum,
  • high quality teaching, learning and assessment,
  • effective multi-disciplinary partnerships,
  • a vibrant and stimulating team with a focus on mentoring, coaching, action research and action enquiry,

"Leaders have inspired a united team that has high aspirations for pupils in the school striving for pupils to sustain successful outcomes forms the bedrock of everything the school does and believes in."

"Pupils flourish in an environment that is entirely focussed on their academic and emotional needs."

Wonderful relationships between staff and pupils and between pupils themselves"

"The school's work to promote pupils personal development and welfare is outstanding"

Our Headteacher will need to be dynamic, share our passion and be constantly seeking better ways to deliver exciting education and learning. The appointment will bring an opportunity for a forward thinking person to make their mark on the future of the school and will provide excellent career development opportunities.

Please apply via the button below.

Closing Date: 15/09/2017 at 12:00

Interviews: 21st & 22nd September

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day and residential special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have been statemented as being on the Autistic spectrum with associated conditions. Our school is located in the village of Ripple near Deal in Kent.

We have a dedicated and committed team of teachers and support staff and we take pride in providing an appropriate school environment where our pupils can learn and develop.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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