Head Teacher, Suffolk

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Broadlands HallSuffolk

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55k + depending on experience and qualifications
Contract term: Permanent

About our Group

Broadlands Hall is an independent, specialist school, for 21 boys aged 11-19 years who are on the autistic spectrum and who have associated learning difficulties, some with EBD.  Established in 2004, the School is purpose-built and occupies a 6-acre site, near Haverhill, Suffolk.  The School is well-resourced, with committed staff and significant outcomes for the pupils.  The School accommodation will be extended in September and this may include accepting up to an additional 5 day pupils.

All our current pupils are in residential care for between 39-52 weeks a year and they are placed by Local Authorities throughout the country in our three  children’s homes in the local area.  Most of the young people are taught on a ratio of 1:1 and some are 2:1.

The School is fully supported by Head Office who work with the Head in recruitment, Health and Safety, transport and finance.

The Person we are looking for:

Our current Head has guided the School to very high standards over the last four years and the School is currently graded Good with Outstanding features by Ofsted.  Her successor will be an experienced Head or Deputy Head who is currently working in a similar field.  You will have excellent administrative skills and an in-depth knowledge of Ofsted requirements.  You will be able to manage people well and work closely with those around you.  You will be prepared, and able, to deal effectively with some challenging pupils and willing to ‘go the extra mile’ with them.  You will lead your staff team by example and link in with the Managers of our Homes in an effective and professional way.   Ideally, we would like to appoint for September but a later date would be considered for an exceptional candidate.


Conditions are commensurate with us wanting to attract the very best candidates.  Salary will be in the range of £50 – 75K dependent upon skills and experience, with free School fees for children aged between 6 months and 13 years at the local Independent prep school (Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School) some 2 miles away (worth up to £14K per annum, per child).  Free accommodation is available for a single applicant.  The School operates the Teacher Superannuation Scheme.  

Application Procedure

The successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced DBS and references will be sought from previous employers.  All applications must be made on the official Application Form which can be downloaded below.  Candidates are warmly invited to visit the School prior to applying for the post and applications for this should be made directly to Mrs Gundersen at Barnardiston Hall on 01440 786316.  You may also telephone the Principal for an informal discussion about the post by emailing Mrs Gundersen on lpg@barnardiston-hall.co.uk giving your name, telephone number and suitable times when you are available to take a call.

Closing date for applications 31 July 2019

Job location

More about Broadlands Hall
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Haverhill Road, Little Wratting, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7UA, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1440 786316
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