Department Lead, Cambridgeshire

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Highfield Littleport AcademyCambridgeshire
Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.

Highfield Littleport is a well-resourced, area special school. The school opened in September 2017 and is growing steadily. In September it is likely to have nearly 100 pupils on roll between Key Stage One and Key Stage 4, all of whom have Education, Health and Care Plans. Highfield Littleport works in partnership with Highfield Ely, and the Department Leader will have responsibility for working as part of a joint leadership team across both schools.

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding practitioner to join our experienced, forward thinking and cohesive senior leadership team. In the first instance the successful candidate will be leading a department at our Littleport school. The post will a responsibility for developing an area of Curriculum provision across both schools which can be discussed at interview. 

We are looking to appoint:

• An outstanding and dynamic practitioner who leads by example

• A person who is able to embed high quality provision for all learners

• An excellent communicator with a high level of organisational and interpersonal skills

• A creative and enthusiastic leader with the ability to lead staff and contribute to the strategic vision and development of the whole school alongside our SMLT 

In return we offer:

• Supportive colleagues and excellent resources and school grounds

• A strong leadership team with a shared vision of school development for Highfield Academies

• Working alongside a welcoming, caring and supportive staff who are committed to providing the best outcomes for all learners

• An exciting opportunity to make a difference and influence practice

• Excellent development opportunities within Highfield Academies and the Active Learning Trust

Please refer to the school website for further details, together with an Application Form (

Closing date for applications: Midday on Friday 26th April 2019

Interviews to be held on Friday 3rd May 2019

More about Highfield Littleport Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Address: Camel Road, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1EW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1353 223301