Headteacher, Suffolk

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Hillside Special SchoolSuffolk

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Start date: Summer term 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £65,384 - £75,736
Contract term: Permanent

Hillside School is a small special school with great ambitions for its pupils with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties.

The school serves a wide catchment area covering the whole of South West Suffolk and is well embedded in the local community. We are committed to providing a stimulating, happy and supportive environment in which every child can flourish as an individual and be encouraged to fulfil their potential.

To build on the many outstanding strengths of the school and to engage with future educational opportunities, the governors are looking for applications from candidates with:

  • proven leadership and management skills
  • commitment to delivering continuous improvement in all aspects of school life
  • dedication and imagination.


In turn, we can offer you:

  • a dedicated Governing Body
  • supportive, excellently trained staff
  • engaged parents
  • a strong commitment to your professional development.


In March 2018, Hillside School was described by Ofsted, for the fourth consecutive time, as 'Outstanding', stating that 'staff do a fabulous job at fulfilling every child's individual needs', that 'the culture of safeguarding pupils' well-being is very strong' and 'the school is a vibrant, happy place where all pupils are interested in their learning'.

If you have the qualities required and would welcome the challenge, we would like to hear from you.

Please visit our website: www.hillsidespecial.org.uk

Visits to the school are actively encouraged, we look forward to welcoming you.  Please contact Emma Thake, Business Manager on (01787) 372808 to arrange.

For an application pack, please contact Headteacher Recruitment at: headships@suffolk.gov.uk or (01473) 263943.

Closing date: midday, 20 January 2020.

Interview dates: 28/29 January 2020.

All vacancies appear on: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

More about Hillside Special School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hitchcock Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1NN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1787 372808
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