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Job details
Employer Cloughside College
Location Bury
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 17th April 2017 (ASAP)

“Inspiring young people to achieve a brighter future”

The Governing Body of this secondary co-educational college for young people who have experienced mental health challenges wishes to appoint an inspirational leader as Head Teacher to this unique school. (NOR: 38) Leadership Range points 14 to 20 (£53,712 to £62,240) plus Secure Unit Allowance (£6648).

The Governing Body will consider the flexibility within the School teachers’ pay and conditions document 2016 for a suitably experienced candidate

We are looking for a leader who and has the vision, desire and commitment to continue our improvement journey to outstanding.

Our new Head Teacher will:

  • Have a passion for learning and for the development of the whole person;
  • Have a firm commitment to raising standards through effective teamwork;
  • Have an innovative approach to problem solving;
  • Show experience of working collaboratively along with a commitment to working successfully in partnership with agencies and in a multi-disciplinary team.

Cloughside College has two distinct units Junction 17 (a facility for up to 28 young people 13 - 18) and the Gardener Unit (a national secure unit for up to 10 male young people) which are part of the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Cloughside College was rated as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted in June 2014, having previously been in special measures – this exceptional improvement is testament to the hard work and dedication of all involved hence we seek an exceptional individual to lead our committed team to outstanding.

If you want to make a difference to our young people and have the energy, enthusiasm and ambition to lead our college, working in collaboration with the health care team to provide wrap around care, then we would like to hear from you.

You are invited to contact Kay MacDonald, Head Teacher’s PA, to arrange a time to visit the College. Tel: 0161 772 4625, E-mail:,

Shortlisting date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Interview dates: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February 2017

Employees of Cloughside College have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Application forms are downloadable here marked for the attention of the Chair of Governors, are returnable via email by noon on Thursday 26th January 2017.

Cloughside College,
Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 3BL

About the employer

Information about Cloughside College
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 12 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational

Locations and contacts

Bury New Road
M25 3BL
United Kingdom
+44 161 7723478