Head of Virtual School, Bradford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bradford Virtual School For Looked After ChildrenBradford

Date posted:
Start date: Immediately or 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Soulbury 21-24 (+3SPA)
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Virtual School

Department of Children’s Services
Education and Learning – School Standards and Performance
1 x 37 hours per week
Location: Sir Henry Mitchell House, Bradford

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

We are looking for someone to be Head of the Virtual School in Bradford. The successful candidate will lead, support and challenge local and out of authority schools and partners to secure the best possible educational outcomes for children and young people in the care of the local authority.

You will have experience of developing and challenging local authority policies and practices in order to promote and support the best possible outcomes for children in care and previously looked after. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated strong and effective leadership in a school, a local authority or other professional senior role.

You will be passionate about promoting the attendance and educational attainment of children in care and care leavers, celebrating their successes and improving life chances for all young people in care.

You will have an excellent understanding of the social care and educational legislation pertinent to children in care and previously looked after and will use your initiative and imagination to unblock significant barriers to the educational successes of children and young people looked after and previously looked after.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to produce clear evaluative reports. You will also be able to provide high levels of support and challenge and be committed to supporting the wider priorities of Children’s Services.

For further information, please contact Sue Lowndes on 07773 221727 or sue.lowndes@bradford.gov.uk

To apply for this post please use this link
Closing date for applications: Monday 21st October 2019

We look forward to hearing from you.

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.


More about Bradford Virtual School For Looked After Children
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Address: c/o Bradford Council, Sir Henry Mitchell house, 4 Manchester Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0QL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1274 434599