Headteacher, Sheffield

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Phoenix SchoolSheffield

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Start date: September 2018 or as soon as possible after
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £45,000
Contract term: Permanent

A fantastic opportunity for either a current leader or an outstanding teacher with demonstrable leadership potential, to guide the school on its journey to outstanding.

Phoenix School is the education provision for adolescent in-patients at Cygnet hospital Sheffield, and is a specialist provider for young people who are suffering from severe and/or complex mental health conditions. The maximum capacity of the school is 25, and the young people stay for an average period 42 days. Class sizes range from between 1-7 students.

Registered with the department for education in summer 2016, Phoenix school went through a full OFSTED inspection within its first year, achieving ‘Good’ overall, with ‘Outstanding’ in personal development, behaviour and welfare. Inspectors were impressed by the ‘calm and purposeful atmosphere’ in the school, putting this down to the ‘trusting relationships’ built between staff and students.

We are looking to appoint a candidate with a proven track record of outstanding classroom practice who is able to maintain the high expectations and challenge of all staff and students. You will bring passion, vision and creativity to developing and delivering high quality education at the school and have to people skills to manage a talented, committed and motivated staff team. Depending on the candidate, the post holder can be offered mentoring, support and training to help them fulfil this role.

In return you will be rewarded with a supportive head of education and proprietor, a committed school community, continued professional development and the associated job satisfaction of working in this uniquely rewarding environment.

For additional information please download our candidate briefing pack or call Ed Hall (head of education) for an informal chat on 07860834648 (email edwardhall@cygnethealth.co.uk).

Visits to the school are welcome. We have appointments available throughout the vacancy period, please contact Rebecaa Price (school manager) on 0114 279 3317 or RebeccaPrice@cygnethealth.co.uk to arrange. Such a visit is not part of the selection process and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

To make an application please complete and return the application form and return with a covering letter to edwardhall@cygnethealth.co.uk.  

The successful candidate it to commence work in September 2018 or as soon as possible after.

Closing date Friday 8th June 12:00 noon.

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance at Cygnet and we follow safer recruitment practice including taking up references after shortlisting and before interviewing. Cygnet Health Care has a proven commitment to “Equality of Opportunity” and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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More about Phoenix School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 17 years
Address: Cygnet Hospital Sheffield, 83 East Bank Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 279 3328