Headteacher, Horton, Near Leek, Staffordshire

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Horton Lodge Community Special SchoolHorton, Near Leek, Staffordshire
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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L12 £51,637 to L18 £59,856 (plus £4,327 Residential Allowance)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Horton Lodge School is situated near the village of Horton in the Staffordshire Moorlands and in close proximity to the tourist attraction of Rudyard Lake.  The market town of Leek is 3 miles away.  The surrounding area is rural and peaceful and yet has easy access to more major conurbations.  The school is a well-established, successful Local Authority Primary Special School, providing a specialist education for pupils with physical disabilities and associated learning needs.  The school also caters for pupils with more Profound, Multiple Learning Difficulties and complex medical needs.   The school has places for 48 pupils from 2 – 11 Years of age.  The school also offers residential opportunities to pupils. 

The Headteacher vacancy has arisen on the retirement of the Acting Headteacher, who has led the school successfully for 3 years.  In our recent Ofsted Inspection in October, both the school and the residential facility were rated “good”.  

To build on our success, we wish to appoint a Headteacher with strong leadership skills who will steer the school through its next stage of development in an ever-changing and financially challenging educational environment.  Part of the role is to provide the strategic lead for Kiplings, our residential facility.  The unit has its own manager and the Headteacher does not have a sleep-in responsibility. You will need to be a confident communicator to interact with staff, pupils with a wide range of communication needs, parents and other stakeholders. You will need to be committed to the safeguarding of pupils which encompasses all their complex health and welfare needs.  

We encourage you to visit our School to help you prepare for your application. You are assured of a warm welcome. Visits can be arranged by emailing Emma Clayton at clayton.e@hortonlodge.staffs.sch.uk.

Please complete your application form electronically with a short covering letter explaining your reasons for applying (PDF) and email to harris.j@hortonlodge.staffs.sch.uk.  Please note we cannot accept CVs.

Interviews and assessments will take place on 23 and 24 January 2018.

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More about Horton Lodge Community Special School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Rudyard, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8RB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1538 306 214