Headteacher, Hampshire

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Dove House School AcademyHampshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 - L28, £67,185 – £79,749 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Dove House is an outstanding school (Ofsted September 2019) for students with moderate learning difficulties, many of whom have autism and other associated conditions. The school opened its Post 16 provision in September 2016 and has a thriving SCITT.

Our vision is for all students to be well rounded young adults and lead as independent lives as possible. Dove House thrives on high aspirations and expectations for both students and staff, leading to excellence in both academic and personal progress. Our teaching community provides an outstanding teaching and learning experience for all. At Dove House we are guided by the simple question, ‘Have I made a difference today?’

The Trustees are looking for a Headteacher who will build on the existing strong ethos of the school while seeking new opportunities for the future. 

Our new Headteacher will be:

  • A strong leader with the skills and ability to inspire and develop others
  • An excellent communicator and a team player.
  • Experienced in a student centred SEN/D environment
  • Experienced in school business management 
  • Visible and actively involved in day to day activities; knowing every student as an individual.


We would strongly encourage you to visit us, in advance of your application, to experience our friendly and inclusive environment.

Please contact Jayne Humphrey via email at j.humphrey@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk who will be delighted to assist.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 13 March 2020

Invitation to interview: Wednesday 18 March 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 April 2020

Please note: Previous applicants should not reapply.

Dove House School Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



More about Dove House School Academy
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Sutton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 5SU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1256 351555
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As a special school Dove House has developed the facilities and teaching expertise to meet the special needs of it’s pupils.

Alongside the National Curriculum for the secondary phase, apart from a modern foreign language, we offer expertise in ASD (A...