Headteacher, Blackpool

Closing date:

Highfurlong SchoolBlackpool

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15-L21 (£55, 600 - £63, 779)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dedicated leader with a positive outlook to continue our journey towards excellence.

Highfurlong School offers coeducational 2-19 provision for approximately 70 children and young people with a wide range of additional needs. Benefiting from a brand new, state of the art, purpose built facility the school is well known for its commitment to achieving high standards and providing a caring environment where all our pupils achieve success.

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.

Highfurlong School is situated on the very edge of Blackpool with a fabulous view of the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The children travel from a wide area including the rural area of Fylde and Wyre with its picturesque villages and including the coastal towns of St Annes and Lytham.

We are looking for:

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

An approachable person with a commitment to young people and their families with effective communication skills in order to promote our vision statement within and beyond the school.

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

Our new leader will be a warm, strategic thinker with expertise and creativity to support staff and students alike.

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

Among the many joys and advantages Highfurlong has to offer you:

  • An opportunity to work in our delightful school
  • Happy, hard working, polite, and caring children
  • Loyal and supportive parents, carers, and friends in the wider community
  • A dedicated and talented staff team ready to welcome you
  • A supportive and experienced leadership team to assist you in your new role
  • Mentoring support from an experienced headteacher
  • A governing body offering an effective working relationship and support

For more information we invite you to visit our school website: http://www.highfurlong.org/

Closing Date: 22nd January 2018 (1200 hrs, noon) 
Interview dates: 1st and 2nd February 2018
Short listing date: 24th January 2018

Completed application forms are returnable to:

Chair of Governors,
Mrs Helen Brough,
Highfurlong School,
Blackpool Old Road,

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.

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More about Highfurlong School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1253 392188
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