Headteacher, Liverpool

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Princes SchoolLiverpool

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L27 - L31
Contract term: Permanent

Due to the retirement of the current postholder, the Governors of Princes Primary are looking to recruit a full time Headteacher to start in September 2018. Applications are invited from exceptional, motivated and inspirational individuals with a proven track record of successful school leadership in the field of special educational needs.  We are looking to recruit an experienced school leader to continue to take the school forward on its journey. Princes has a current Ofsted rating of “Outstanding" (December 2012) and we have worked tirelessly to continue to develop provision for our pupils and support for our families.  

Princes is a Primary School for pupils with severe learning difficulties. Over 50% of pupils have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition and we have had accreditation with the National Autistic Society since 2010. The school is situated in the centre of Liverpool and children are admitted from across the city. There is a wide mix of socio economic and ethnic backgrounds.   

In February 2015, Princes was designated a Teaching School and is also currently a National Support School. We are one of the four special Teaching Schools which form the Merseyside SEN Teaching School Alliance (MSTSA). This is a collaboration of four special schools located in Liverpool and Sefton. Princes works closely with Millstead, Redbridge and Rowan Park Schools and together we form one of the biggest SEN alliances in the country.  

Under the guidance of our current Headteacher the school has made significant progress and we as a governing body are proud of the excellent quality of teaching and pupil progress within the school.   

We are looking forward to welcoming someone with the qualities and drive to take the school forward as we start a new chapter in the development and progression of our school. Our new Head will lead a big staff team of hard working and highly committed staff in supporting children who make us proud to be involved in their school.   

Princes provides:- 

  • A fun learning environment for children with a real family atmosphere   
  • A great working environment for staff where everyone is valued and treated with respect. 
  • Hard working dedicated and committed staff who strive to gain the best for all of our pupils. 
  • A fully integrated services model working with Physio and Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and a range of Health Professionals. 
  • Supportive parents / carers who will work in partnership with you to achieve the best for their children 
  • Amazing pupils who love coming to school and are encouraged to learn the skills that they will need for life outside of school. 
  • An enthusiastic and supportive governing body that put the interests of the children first and are committed to the continual improvement of the school.    

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and young people. As a Headteacher we will expect you to be able to have a positive working relationship with the governing body and to be able to understand its role in support and challenge. We want a leader that can work with our current senior staff teams and build on the good practices we have whilst keeping the school moving forward.   

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for the right person. If you have the skills and passion to meet the challenges it will be a great opportunity to develop your career and make a real difference to our children, staff, parents and wider community.  

Closing date for applications;  Wednesday 1st November at 12 noon 

Shortlisting; Thursday 2nd November 

Interviews;  Friday 1st December 

How to apply: Please download an application form and additional information about the post from our website  http://www.princesprimary.com.  Complete the application form and email to our school business manager Sandra McNulty at princes-ao@princes.liverpool.sch.uk  

Please note that the School does not accept hard copy paper application forms for this vacancy.  

School Viewing: Please arrange a convenient time with Kathy Brent, Headteacher, either by phone or via the email address provided  

All Enquiries to: princes-ht@princes.liverpool.sch.uk / 0151 709 2602  

Princes Primary School is committed to safeguarding, to promoting the welfare of children and adhering to the Equality Act 2010. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

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More about Princes School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Selborne Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L8 1YQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 151 7092602