Headteacher Designate, Leicestershire

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Dorothy Goodman SchoolLeicestershire

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Start date: TBC
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: group 2 within range of L8 - L20
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A brand new Academy will be opening in the Hinckley and Bosworth area in September 2020. This is a Presumption Free School and will open as part of a local Academy Trust. The new Academy Free school will be a special school for children and young people who have communication and interaction difficulties aged 8-19 (key stages 2 - 5). It will ultimately provide education for 80 pupils. The school will open in a brand new purpose built building. The curriculum will respond to the individual needs of pupils, assisting them to build strategies to minimise the barriers to their learning, enabling them to access a mainstream curriculum within an adapted, nurturing, structured and supportive learning environment.

The Academy Trust is seeking to recruit a dynamic, innovative leader who will help lead the school from planning phase to full operation and beyond.  As headteacher designate you need to be committed and have the necessary vision to create an outstanding school. The journey will be supported by the Chief Executive Officer of this newly forming multi academy trust, who is currently the Headteacher of Dorothy Goodman School, Hinckley.

You will be skilled in working collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels to maximise the educational and social opportunities available for children and young people. You will need to have an excellent track record as a leader who has enabled positive outcomes for children and young people regardless of their needs or background. Experience of working with learners with communication and interaction difficulties would obviously be beneficial.  You may be a serving Headteacher/Principal or a successful senior leader looking for your first whole school leadership role. 

The free school is the second school of a newly developing Multi Academy Trust sponsored by Dorothy Goodman School. 

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our school website https://www.dorothygoodman.co.uk/

For an informal and confidential conversation in the first instance please contact Rachel Blake (Administrator) to arrange a mutually convenient time for you to speak to Janet Thompson at Dorothy Goodman School on 01455 634582 or rachel.blake@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk

The closing date for applications is 29 November 2019 3:00pm 

Interviews will take place during week beginning 9th December 2019

Dorothy Goodman Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

Supplementary information about the proposal for the new school is available upon request.




More about Dorothy Goodman School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Stoke Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0EA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1455 634582
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