Headteacher, North Devon

Closing date:

Pathfield SchoolNorth Devon

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 6 - £64,417 - £74,615 (L21 – L27)
Contract term: Permanent

Pathfield is a Special School covering a wide catchment area in rural Devon. Our pupils are aged 3-19 years with severe, profound and complex needs including autism. There are 127 pupil places in the main school and a further 6 places in a discrete unit - Pathways. Our curriculum is innovative, exciting and varied as we offer individualised learning to help all our pupils to reach their very varied targets.

The school puts great value in:

  • creative arts, through diverse use of music, art and drama;
  • exploring the outside environment through the Forest School, visits to beaches, surfing and walking in the beautiful North Devon countryside;
  • developing potential for independence through our easy access to Barnstaple Town Centre;
  • regular residential trips, particularly to the Calvert Trust, providing our pupils with exciting challenges.

It is a founder member of the Sentient Trust and also works closely with Integrated Children’s Services.

Ofsted rated Pathfield as a good school with outstanding provision in Safeguarding and Post 16.

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher the Governors are looking for an exceptional, motivated and inspirational individual to lead and manage this diverse school from September 2018.

The successful candidate will have the ability to lead our committed and enthusiastic staff team to create even more opportunities for our pupils, whilst also having the management skills to make best use of our funding.

Informal visits to school are recommended prior to application- please book these by email via Jo Boydd, Clerk to the Governors at: JBoydd@pathfield.devon.sch.uk  

For an information pack and application form contact Babcock LDP on 01392 287296 or e-mail LDP-adminheadships@babcockinternational.com

Closing date for applications: Noon, Thursday 22nd February 2018
Interviews will take place over 2 days on Tuesday 20th March 2018 and Wednesday 21st March 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The post requires an enhanced DBS check. The role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Pathfield School,
Abbey Road,
Tel: 01271 342423
Website: http://www.pathfield.devon.sch.uk/wp-pathfield/

Devon County Council

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More about Pathfield School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Abbey Road, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 342423
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