Head Teacher, Blackburn with Darwen

Newfield SchoolBlackburn with Darwen

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range Points 26 to 32 (£73,903 to £85,605)
Contract term: Permanent

Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced multi-faith special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.  

We have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted (February 2016) and you can see our full Ofsted report in the key information section of our website.

In Autumn 2018, under the Leadership and Management of Newfield, we opened an exciting new specialist provision for Autism. In this innovative and exciting time of development, we are looking to appoint a Head Teacher to join us, starting in September 2019.  

Working in partnership with the Governing Body, this new post in school provides an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to shape the future special needs provision in the Borough and will form part of a leadership succession plan as the school grows and develops in the coming years.

We welcome applications from individuals who are motivated to deliver high standards in education and care and will enjoy the challenge of a whole school effort to continue our outstanding work.  

If you feel that you would like to be part of, and lead this exciting professional challenge, we would welcome your application.  

Informal discussions with the Retiring Head Teacher, Geoff Fitzpatrick and visits to the school are encouraged.  To arrange a visit please call the school on 01254 588600 and ask for Louise Melling or email lmelling@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk.

Find out more about our outstanding school by visiting www.newfield.org.uk 

Completed applications are returnable by email to lmelling@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk  or by post to Newfield School, Ol d Bank Lane, Blackburn BB1 2PW for the attention of Louise Melling.

Closing date: Sunday 27 January 2019

The selection process is expected to take place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 February 2019.

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Address: Old Bank Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2PW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 588600
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