Headteacher, Calderdale

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports CollegeCalderdale

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L24 - L39
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College, Skircoat Green, Halifax HX3 0RZ

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College in Halifax is an Outstanding Special School with the very highest aspirations for our students.  Our aim is to help all students to achieve within their own means, and to be the very best they can, all within a safe, happy, stimulating and supportive environment.  Ravenscliffe has been judged by Ofsted in five successive inspections, most recently in October 2017, as an outstanding Special School. 

A growing school community of 184 students aged 11-19 with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities and numbers due to rise in the coming years, we are now based on two sites within a mile of each other. We are proud of our place in the local community and have many supporters and champions including volunteers in the school, local fundraisers, local businesses giving our students opportunities with work placements and customers in our successful community café based in our sixth form centre.

As our excellent Headteacher moves on after a leadership career at Ravenscliffe of over 24 years, the Governors seek to appoint a new Headteacher to join and lead our outstanding Special School.  Under the leadership of our Headteacher, Ravenscliffe has thrived through innovation and change.  We seek a new Headteacher with the skill and determination to continue that journey.

You will be an inspirational leader of the highest moral integrity with a track record and understanding of outstanding provision.  A person who will focus relentlessly on providing the very best for all our young people with a vision for the continuing success and future development of Ravenscliffe.

The successful candidate will 

Be both passionate about, and experienced in the education and development of children with Special Educational Needs with a strong focus on their positive outcomes 

Demonstrate outstanding strengths in leading and developing a large multi-disciplinary team of staff across the whole school

Have the ability to lead the further development of the School’s extensive community and business relationships and the physical infrastructure of the school

Have a proven record of working constructively and successfully with parents/carers and partner agencies

In return we will provide

A hardworking, well trained, dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff

A strong, committed leadership team

The opportunity to work with, and make a difference to the lives of our brilliant young people and their families

A supportive and pro-active Governing Body which is committed to your ongoing professional development

Opportunities to work with a range of partners and develop a collaborative approach to school improvement.

Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College values equality and diversity and is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people.  Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment practises including satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.   

If you are interested and would like to find out more, then we would like to meet you. 

To arrange an informal visit on the morning of either Friday 13 or Tuesday 17 or Thursday  19 September please contact Trish Hoyle 01422 358621 or (trish.hoyle@ravenscliffe.calderdale.sch.uk).  

Job packs are available on the website www.ravenscliffe.calderdale.sch.uk and  from Trish Hoyle by email – trish.hoyle@ravenscliffe.calderdale.sch.uk  to whom completed forms should be returned  quoting post reference number by 12 noon Friday 27 September 2019.   Interviews and selection will be over two days on 16 and 17 October 2019. 

More about Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Skircoat Green, Ravenscliffe Close, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0RZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1422 358621