Headteacher, Solihull

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Summerfield Education CentreSolihull

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £59,857
Contract term: Permanent

When you join the team at Summerfield Education Centre, you can expect to work alongside a team of likeminded professionals who are committed to providing the highest standards of education for some of the most vulnerable young people in Solihull. Summerfield works collaboratively with our key partners to secure the best outcomes for students. There has never been a better time to join us and to make a lasting impact.

As Headteacher of Summerfield Education Centre, you will lead the school on a journey of further improvement and success. As a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Summerfield provides education for sixty-four 11-16 year olds who need a fresh start after being permanently excluded from their mainstream school. Many of the students have additional needs, including social, emotional and mental health difficulties. You will lead a team dedicated to helping students re-engage with learning. Following the school’s recent move from a split site into a single improved, larger building, you will have the space and resources you need to develop new approaches and to shape an innovative curriculum to meet students’ unique needs.

This is a unique opportunity to inspire young people and change their lives. Fostering a positive learning culture, you will ensure that high expectations and ambition for all are at the heart of Summerfield. In addition, you will enjoy scope to support the transformation of alternative provision across Solihull. You will be part of a strategic leadership team which spans both the school and the local authority. Working together with the Head of Alternative Provision, and Headteachers from other PRUs, you will drive wider, long-lasting change.

You will be a qualified teacher with significant experience of success as a senior leader within a school setting.

You will demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and experience of curriculum development

  • A track record of supporting disenfranchised young people to reach their full potential

  • A proven ability to manage a school budget effectively

  • Experience of playing a leading role in safeguarding

  • Proven skills in leadership and strategic management

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire

For an informal discussion, please contact Bev Petch on 0121 704 6632.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 7 May 2018
Interview date: 15 May 2018

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Summerfield Education Centre (Pupil Referral Unit)
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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More about Summerfield Education Centre
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Bosworth Wood Centre, Auckland Drive Smith’s Wood, Solihull, West Midlands, B36 0DD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 779 8090