Headteacher, Swindon

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Crowdys Hill SchoolSwindon

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Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L28-34
Contract term: Permanent

Crowdys Hill School is a large, maintained Special School in Swindon, for students with moderate learning difficulties and complex additional needs, aged 5-19 years.

Our school has recently undergone a period of rapid growth, almost doubling in size since 2015. We are a happy, vibrant, ambitious and unique school, providing an education that leads our students into fulfilling and productive adult lives.

We are looking to appoint a knowledgeable, caring, enthusiastic and talented Headteacher who will relentlessly focus on providing the very best for each and every student.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Wide and recent experience with working with children with relevant SEN(D) and their families
  • Substantial leadership experience at Deputy Head level or above
  • An unrelenting commitment to school improvement through a collaborative approach, including work with other schools
  • A creative, clear and thoughtful approach to successfully delivering the school’s priorities
  • A flexible, pragmatic and positive approach to managing change
  • A working knowledge and understanding of school finances
  • Experience of working closely with the Governing Body and the Local Authority to support school improvement


Crowdys Hill School will provide:

  • The opportunity to work with our brilliant young people
  • A dedicated, welcoming and hardworking team of staff
  • A committed and experienced leadership team
  • A Governing Body which is committed to your ongoing professional development
  • A school community that welcomes innovation and nurtures talent
  • A school building that boasts excellent facilities, including a substantial on-site farm.


Candidates are warmly invited and encouraged to visit the School.  To take up this opportunity, please contact Trudy Topp, Admin Manager at the school to arrange a suitable time – T:  01793 332400

Please forward a completed application form and supporting statement outlining your suitability for the post to schoolshr@swindon.gov.uk

Application closing date: Noon -  Thursday 12 September 2019

Interviews:  Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September 2019

Crowdys Hill School 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.

More about Crowdys Hill School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Jefferies Avenue, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 7HJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 332400
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Crowdys Hill is a day special school for students with complex needs.  We are a secondary school catering for both boys and girls.  Students have a range of special educational needs including learning difficulties, autism, sensory impairme...