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Job details
Employer Ridgewood Community High School
Location Lancashire
Salary £63,779 to £75,708 a year. Leadership Pay Range L21 - L28.
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required 1 September 2017

We are seeking an experienced and ambitious school leader to be our new Headteacher from September 2017.

Ridgewood is a very successful secondary special school for pupils and students with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities. Our school is well established in the local and regional community, and we work particularly closely with families. Pupils come from Burnley and neighbouring districts.

Our school is modern and purpose-built, on a spacious site, co-located with a popular secondary school. We take pride in providing a lively environment, where everyone is enthusiastic about learning. Staff are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of pupils and in developing their ability to grow into capable and resourceful young adults.

We are looking for a leader with the following qualities:

  • vision to lead the school's future development
  • passion to drive forward continuous improvement
  • strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate
  • knowledge and understanding of the wide range of needs of pupils and students.

Please take a look at the school website to see what the school can offer you.

Closing date: 16 December 2016 at 12 noon.

Shortlisting for interview: 9 January 2017

Proposed interview date: Wednesday 18 January 2017, with a formal pre-interview visit to the school on Tuesday 17 January.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Act 1975. If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service for a 'disclosure'.

Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974 - details of any criminal record spent or unspent should be sent to the Chair of Governors at school address by the closing date.

Informal, pre-application visits are welcomed and can be arranged by telephoning the school on 01282 682316.

Application forms: Online. Please return to:  Ref: SCH01748.

Ridgewood Community High School
Eastern Avenue, Burnley,
Lancashire BB10 2AT
(112 on roll).

School website:

Locations and contacts

Eastern Avenue
BB10 2AT
United Kingdom
+44 1282 682317