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Head of School

Co-op Academy SouthfieldBradford

Head of School

This Appointment is being made with the intention of the postholder ultimately developing their skills to be able to progress in their career and become Headteacher (ISR L35-41) on the retirement of the Executive Principal in April 2023

We’re looking for a passionate and dedicated Head of School to lead Co-op Academy Southfield, a large Secondary Special School in Bradford.

We’re a friendly academy for pupils aged 11- 19 years with a range of complex special educational and medical needs.  Our vision is to offer outstanding, inclusive, and enjoyable lifelong learning to our pupils, as well as supporting their families, our staff and the wider community.

As Head of School, you’ll continue to make a real difference for our pupils, by leading all aspects of the school.  You’ll work alongside the Executive Principal and the governing body to provide vision, purpose and leadership for the school.  You’ll be responsible for ensuring that all pupils achieve through effective teaching. You’ll monitor the progress of all cohorts and to ensure that aspirational targets are set for every student’s learning and progress.

As a Co-op Academies Trust Leader you’ll: promote a collaborative school ethos and management culture; line-manage the SLT; implement Performance Management systems across the school;

You’ll also contribute to the Trust’s 3 year Strategic Vision, the annual School Review and lead the Academy Development Plan to identify appropriate priorities and targets to ensure that pupils are kept safe, well cared-for, make good progress and have fun learning.

We’re led by our Co-op values of self-help, self-responsibility, equality, equity, democracy and solidarity. We believe that there’s no place more important or fulfilling for people to apply those values than in an amazing school like Co-op Academy Southfield.


For a discussion about the role with the Executive Principal, Dominic Wall, please contact Mr Wall on 07527 013462 to make an appointment.

There will be an opportunity to meet the Executive Principal and have a guided tour of Co-op Academy Southfield on Tuesday 4 May 2021,  Friday 7 May 2021 and Friday 14 May 2021.  To arrange a visit please either telephone (01274 779662) or email Human Resources to book an appointment:

To find out further information about Co-op Academy Southfield visit:

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Application Process:

For the full recruitment pack and an application  form please visit:

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.

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