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Executive Head Teacher

Linwood SchoolBournemouth

“An outward facing centre of excellence where individuals are valued and encouraged to give of their best”

Following the retirement of our Executive Head Teacher, the Governing Board is now looking to appoint a new Executive Head Teacher to lead Linwood School, Bournemouth.  Our school is an all through, Group 8, day, Special School.  We are a Local Authority maintained school with multiple campuses across the area.

The successful candidate in this exciting role will:

  • Lead a school with a national reputation for outstanding provision that maximises pupil progress, achievement and preparation for adulthood.
  • Build and develop further effective working relationships with parents and carers to enhance their involvement in their child’s learning.
  • Champion a culture that encourages initiative and accountability and strengthens the quality of leadership at all levels.
  • Lead on strategy and future developments for our outward facing school, alongside the Governing Board.
  • Work within a school that is held in high regard within the local community and beyond.

Could this be you?

You will be an outstanding and reflective practitioner with a passion for improving the life chances of our young people and their families based within Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

You will bring extensive senior leadership experience gained in a special educational setting, with an understanding of both mainstream and special education across the age ranges.

You will be able to demonstrate a combination of excellent budgetary and operational management skills with wide experience in developing the curriculum and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning across the full range of SEND to secure maximum progress for all.

You will support us in the developing and articulating our vision, values and the ethos both to the school community and our wider community in Bournemouth and beyond.

If this sounds like the next step in your career plan, the Governing Board look forward to hearing from you.

What will we provide for you in return?

We offer you the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive Governing Board and talented and highly dedicated staff team who all share a real commitment to maximising opportunities for our young people and equipping them to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

We commit to induct you into your new role by providing a supportive Local Authority Networking Group, Executive Coaching, access to School Improvement Partners and a relocation package to help you with your move should you be appointed out of area.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, we invite you to email our Chair of Governing Board  or MartinVowles@linwood.bournemouth our Vice Chair.

For any enquiries regarding the application process please contact Wendy Perry HR Manager on or Tel:  01202 636811.

To take a virtual tour of our campuses, follow this link         

Application forms and further details can be accessed by clicking on the apply button.

All applications must be submitted electronically via the BCP Council site, CV applications will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 1st March 2021 at midday.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th March 2021.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Offers of employment are also subject to satisfactory references and health check.

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