Headteacher, Hampshire

Closing date:

Oak Lodge Specialist Arts CollegeHampshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £63,978 – £74,103 (Negotiable for an exceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent

This is a unique opportunity for the right person to lead a well respected special school into the future.

Oak Lodge Specialist Arts College is a special school for up to 150 pupils aged 11-16 with a wide range of special educational needs, including autistic spectrum disorder, and speech, language, communication, social and emotional difficulties.

The Governing Body is seeking an exceptionally motivated individual to lead and inspire our enthusiastic and experienced Senior Leadership Team, dedicated teachers and support staff.

The aim of the new Headteacher will be to continue the excellent provision for learners of all abilities, enabling them to exceed their expectations and maximise their future opportunities.

The sucessful candidate will be:

  • an experienced and exemplary teacher
  • able to demonstrate first-hand experience of senior management and leadership roles.
  • an outstanding communicator
  • a coach and mentor to staff and other professionals
  • committed to working in partnership with staff, agencies and the wider community
  • able to work under pressure whilst retaining a diplomacy and sensitivity to the needs of others in order to pre-empt and defuse occasional testing situations
  • creative and innovative, with the vision and drive to lead Oak Lodge towards its goal of achieving an OFSTED rating of 'Outstanding'


You will share our high expectations of pupils' learning and behaviour that underpins the school's vision. In return, you will enjoy strong support for your own further professional development, whilst working alongside highly committed, motivated and supportive colleagues with enthused pupils who enjoy their learning.

All candidates are welcome to visit the school. To arrange an appointment, please contact Sally Shorto on 023 8084 7213, or email adminoffice@oaklodge.hants.sch.uk

For a full job specification and application pack, please contact Education Personnel Services on 023 8083 3535, or email eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk

Closing Date: Midday 21st February

Shortlisting: 27th February

Interviews: 25th and 26th March

Oak Lodge Specialist Arts College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More about Oak Lodge Specialist Arts College
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roman Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 4RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 23 8084 7213
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