Headteacher, Shrewsbury

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Shropshire CouncilShrewsbury
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Start date: January 2019 or earlier by negotiation
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 10 to 14 (£49,199 to £54,250)
Contract term: Permanent


Shropshire Council is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and highly committed Headteacher of the Virtual School for Looked After Children who will:

  • Promote the progress, attainment and wider achievement of Shropshire’s Looked After Children to support them to become successful and confident learners so that to fulfil their potential
  • Be responsible for leading and managing the Looked After Children’s team which includes Advisory Teachers, a Senior Education Welfare Officer, an Educational Psychologist,CAMHS Senior Practitioners and Administration Support Officers
  • Develop and sustain positive relationships and lead and/or contribute to a range of projects with internal and external partners in order achieve specified and improved outcomes for Shropshire’s Looked After Children
  • Support and challenge mainstream and special schools to ensure that they provide an education that is good or better for the looked after Children on their roll
  • Be responsible for an approximate budget of £560k, which includes accountability for the impact of the Pupil Premium.

The post holder will report directly to The Commissioner for Education Improvement and Efficiency.

The post is located in the attractive market town of Shrewsbury in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire, it offers a great lifestyle with excellent transport links across the country.

Closing Date: Sunday 4 November 2018

Shortlisting: Week commencing 5 November 2018

Interviews: Week commencing 12 November 2018

Job location

More about Shropshire Council
Address: Guildhall Customer Service Point, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 345 678 9000