Head of Boston Spa Learning, Leeds

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West Oaks SEN Specialist School and CollegeLeeds

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16 to L20
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Boston Spa Learning,
West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College

Outstanding Leader required.

Due to our school leadership re-structure and re-organisation, a vacancy has arisen to lead our Boston Spa Learning campus.  Boston Spa Learning is part of West Oaks School and provides education for 130 pupils aged 2-19 and is located on the outskirts of north Leeds.

We have high standards and high expectations and we always put the needs of our pupils first.  We strive for Excellence for Everyone at West Oaks, whether it be pupil, parent, carer, staff or community member. Our school is a happy and healthy place to learn.

In the last 13 years, West Oaks has achieved four very positive Ofsted visits and earned National Autistic Society (NAS) accreditation in 2017, but we strive to achieve more.

The successful applicant will be able to build relationships with colleagues, parent/carers and pupils quickly and effectively.  The person appointed will be an exemplary professional with the personal qualities to be an inspirational leader in our team.

There is a strong culture of excellence for everyone within our school and college community and we are looking for someone to enhance our unique school offer.  The successful candidate will be committed to ensuring all our children achieve their potential.

Your continued professional development is important to us and we welcome applications from both mainstream and special primary and secondary applicants.

It is important for us to get this key appointment right as we look to appoint a leader who will work with the Principal and Head of Woodhouse Learning to lead, support and challenge Boston Spa colleagues as West Oaks enters another exciting and transformational phase of development.

A school visit is highly recommended.  Our school website will give you a flavour of the school but if you would like to find out more, do come and visit us at our open evening on:

  • Monday 23rd March from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.


Please email liz.lowes@westoaksschool.co.uk to book your place. 
Closing Date: Wednesday 1st April at 12 noon. 
Interviews: Friday 24th April 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.



More about West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College
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Type: Special Needs
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Westwood Way, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, LS23 6DX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1937 844772
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