Head Teacher, Sandwell

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Whiteheath Education CentreSandwell

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 11-17 (£50,476-£58,389 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

We are the Home and Hospital Tuition Service for the borough of Sandwell, providing education for young people who are experiencing ill health or trauma of a psychological/psychiatric nature.

Our vision is to provide every young person we work with, with the skills and qualities they need to become an independent adult.  We achieve this by providing a personalised curriculum within a nurturing, therapeutic environment.

We currently operate on 3 sites:

  • at our Whiteheath Centre base in Rowley Regis
  • in individual pupils’ homes for home-tuition.
  • in our classroom at Sandwell General Hospital

We have built a highly successful Service with an excellent reputation.  In January 2018, we retained our ‘Outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted, previously awarded in both 2010 and 2013. The majority of our students make exceptional progress and we have high expectations for them to reach their potential.  Parents rate the service highly; feel their children are safe and well supported here.

We are looking for a new Head Teacher to continue to maintain and improve the high standards and the strong reputation that we have worked hard to build.  The successful applicant will have the passion, experience, specialist skills and knowledge to lead with emotional intelligence and to meet all the major essential criteria on our Person Specification. In addition, they should be able to successfully work with a wide range of professionals to meet fully the diverse range of pupils’ needs.

We will offer you:

  • Highly committed governors, supportive staff and parents;
  • An excellent learning environment;
  • Strong support for your future and professional development.

Further information relating to our school can be found on our website www.whiteheath.org

We strongly encourage all prospective candidates to visit the centre. Please contact the centre on 0121 561 6887 to arrange a visit.

Application Forms are available from and returnable to: SIPS Education Ltd, HR Department, 2nd Floor, Guardian House, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 8GS or by email: hr@sipseducation.co.uk

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory clearances, including an enhanced DBS check.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

If you are selected for interview and have provided an email address, correspondence will be sent via email.

If you are successful in being shortlisted for interview you will be contacted by email within 28 days of the closing date.  If you do not receive such an email, please conclude that you have not been shortlisted.

Closing Date: Friday 27th April 2018 at 12 noon
Shortlisting Date: 30th April 2018
Interviews: 8th and 9th May 2018


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More about Whiteheath Education Centre
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Hawes Lane, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 9AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 561 6887