Head Teacher, Oxford

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The Iffley AcademyOxford

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Start date: Required for January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 - L27
Contract term: Permanent

The Board of Trustees is seeking an inspirational and dynamic Head Teacher to lead and manage Iffley Academy, an outstanding Special Academy for students with a range of SEND, including Cognition and Learning Needs, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs.

The successful candidate will have:

  • the vision and skills to lead and manage the Academy on a journey of continuous improvement
  • commitment to working in partnership with stakeholders to improve outcomes for students and to ensure all students reach their potentialexceptional abilities in operational management and strategic thinking
  • substantial leadership experience and recent SEND experience
  • a proven track record in school improvement
  • dedication to the inclusion of students with SEND in education and society as a whole

The Academy is a member of The Gallery Trust, an expanding Special Needs Multi Academy Trust dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in Oxfordshire. The Trust's Chief Executive Officer will support the induction of the new substantive Head Teacher by working collaboratively with the post holder for an interim period as Executive Head. We offer a competitive salary, continuing professional development, the prospect of working with a skilled and supportive staff team and, above all, the opportunity to improve outcomes for the enthusiastic learners in our vibrant community.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications: 5pm, Thursday 24 May 2018

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June 2018

To arrange for a tour of the Academy and an informal meeting with the CEO, please call or email Sally Hunston on 01865 747606 / s.hunston@iffleyacademy.co.uk

To apply for this post, please submit your application  form and a covering statement of no more than 500 words detailing why  you are applying for the post and how your previous experience has  prepared you for the role to recruitment@iffleyacademy.co.uk The application form and Head Teacher Candidate Information Pack is available on our website: http://iffleyacademy.co.uk/vacancies/current-vacancies/

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, NCTL and police clearance (where appropriate). An offer of employment is also conditional on satisfactory references (one of which will be from your existing employer) and open testimonials are not accepted. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Iffley Turn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 747606

The Iffley Academy is a community Special Academy for children and young people up to the age of 18 with complex special educational needs. Our students have a range of needs but primarily we work with students with Moderate Cognition and Learning Di...