Headteacher, Preston

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Hillside Specialist School and CollegePreston
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Start date: 1 April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70,370 to £82,701 a year L24 - L31
Contract term: Permanent

Ref: 167616

Required 1 April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are seeking an experienced and ambitious School Leader to be our new Headteacher from April 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Hillside is a long established, all-age Special School with a strong record of supporting pupils with autistic spectrum disorders.  Our School is a County-wide provision and pupils are drawn from all areas of Lancashire.  Hillside is considering a period of expansion to meet the needs of an increased number of pupils and this exciting development may involve a phased move to a larger site in East Lancashire.

We are located in a semi-rural location, on the edge of the small town of Longridge. We have good access to the M6 and the city of Preston. The School is housed in a mix of historic and modern buildings, which provide extensive facilities to support a wide ranging curriculum.  We take pride in providing a lively and caring environment, where everyone is enthusiastic about learning.  Staff are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of pupils and are committed to developing their ability to grow into resourceful young adults.  We are also working hard to develop our support to other Schools through outreach.

We are looking for a leader with the following qualities: 

-  vision and passion to lead the Schools future development -  strong interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and motivate 

-  knowledge and understanding of the needs of our pupils.

The application form must be fully completed and legible.  The supporting statement to your application should be no longer than three A4 pages and must be clear, concise and related to the specific post.

PLEASE NOTE: Formal pre-interview to visit School 28 January 2019, interviews 29 January 2019

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.

Essential: Qualified Teacher Status. Professional Leadership Qualification. Successful experience as a Senior Leader. Experience of managing teams and holding staff to account. Ability to promote family and community engagement. Significant teaching experience of pupils with SEND, especially those with autistic spectrum disorders. Demonstrate a clear understanding of qualities required to move a School through a period of change. Evidence of strategic thinking and planning that builds, communicates and carries forward a coherent and shared vision.

Desirable: Post-graduate qualification in special education. Experience of leading School improvement with measurable outcomes. Active involvement in School self-evaluation. Ability to implement sound financial systems to ensure maximum educational benefit. Experience of working in partnership with other Schools and providers Experience of teaching in more than one key stage. Experience of teaching pupils with learning disabilities.

Informal discussion: Please contact David Bird, School Adviser on 07717 423888.

Application forms: Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager on - 01772 782205 or bursar@hillside.lancs.sch.uk. 

Closing date: 20 December 2018 at 1pm.

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More about Hillside Specialist School and College
Address: Ribchester Road, Hothersall, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 782205