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Job details
Employer Highfurlong School
Location Blackpool
Salary L12-L18 (£51,639 -£59,857)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2018

Due to the retirement of our current headteacher the governing body of Highfurlong Special School are seeking a leader who has the vision and commitment to drive the school forward, to build on the outstanding successes already achieved.

Highfurlong Special School offers coeducational 2-19 provision for children and young people with additional needs. Benefitting from a brand new, purpose built facility, the school is well known for its commitment to achieving high standards and providing a caring environment where all our pupils make good or better progress.

The cultural background of our students, the challenges they face in life, and the visions and values of the school are embraced by our valued and highly skilled staff.

We are looking for:

An experienced Headteacher, Deputy, or Assistant Headteacher who will motivate and support staff and pupils to achieve their best.

A Headteacher with an unequivocal commitment to young people and their families, who demonstrate excellent communication skills in order to promote the vision statement within and beyond the school.

An inspiring and dynamic practitioner who appreciates what has already been achieved and is committed to continuing to drive forward our outstanding school status.

A new leader will be inspirational, a strategic thinker, charismatic and creative, with expertise and creativity to support staff and students alike.

A headteacher who will demonstrate a commitment to full inclusion for all children and young people with an understanding of the particular challenges they face in life in order to support them to be the best they can be.

Among the many joys and advantages that we can offer the successful candidate are:

  • The rewards and challenges of a unique school
  • Hard working, polite and caring children
  • A dedicated and talented staff team
  • A governing body able to provide effective challenge and support
  • Loyal and supportive parents and carers
  • Good relationships with supporters and service providers in the wider community


The school website http://www.highfurlong.org/ holds more information about school life and activity.

Closing date: 22nd November 2017 (1200 hrs, noon)
Short listing date: Monday 27th November 2017
Interview dates: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December 2017

Completed application forms are returnable to:

Chair of Governors,
Mrs Helen Brough,
Highfurlong School,
Blackpool Old Road,
Blackpool.
Lancashire FY3 7LS

Or alternatively email : Assistant Head Teacher cherryl.drabble@highfurlong.blackpool.sch.uk

For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit please contact the school on the email as noted above.

Blackpool Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Blackpool Council welcomes applications from all the community.

About the employer

Information about Highfurlong School
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 2 - 19 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Blackpool Old Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY3 7LR
United Kingdom
+44 1253 305600