Head of School, Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date:Expiring soon

Linhope PRUNewcastle upon Tyne

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14-L18 (Maybe negotiable for an exceptional candidate.)
Contract term: Permanent

Head of School – Linhope Pupil Referral Unit, part of PROSPER Learning Trust

The Board of Trustee’s for PROSPER Learning Trust are seeking to appoint an innovative Head of School, who is committed to the achievement of excellent outcomes for disadvantaged children who have a wide range of complex social, emotional and mental health needs.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate who will:

  • Be an experienced inspirational leader who can shape and deliver our strategy whilst running the school on a day-to-day basis
  • Have a passion for school improvement
  • Has a clear strategic vision for teaching and learning
  • Have the highest of expectations for all our students and a relentless focus on safeguarding
  • Be robust in meeting the challenges of a changing educational landscape and increasingly complex needs
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders and the wider educational community

PROSPER Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Linhope PRU. We are striving to further build collaboration across the two schools, grow as a Multi Academy Trust whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our students.

The Head of School will be accountable to the Executive Head Teacher and will also be expected to work collaboratively with the Executive Leadership of the Trust to deliver school improvement.

The successful candidate will have significant pastoral experience in mainstream settings and have a deep understanding of social, emotional and mental health needs and their associated behaviours.

For an application pack, to arrange a visit or an informal chat regarding this post and working at the academy please contact Diane Jamieson or Katie Mcwilliams on 0191 267 6555/07713323792 or email permanent@visionforeducation.co.uk.

Completed application forms should be submitted by Friday 23rd February at 11am to Diane Jamieson via email.
Interviews will be held week beginning 26th February 2018

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification. CV’s will not be accepted

PROSPER Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received.

Linhope PRU, Linhope Centre,
Linhope Road, West Denton,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE5 2NW
Executive Headteacher: Mr M Jones



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Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Linhope Centre, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 2LW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 2674447