Headteacher, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Thomas Bewick SchoolWest Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L22-28 £68,851 - £79,748
Contract term: Permanent

Thomas Bewick School is a special school academy for children and young people with autism aged 3-19. Prosper Learning Trust is looking to appoint a new Head Teacher following the retirement of our current Head whose passion and vision has enabled the school to develop a reputation as a centre of excellence for specialist autism provision.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to lead the school in its next phase of development. The Trustees are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate with the leadership experience, qualifications and ability to continue to move the school from Good to Outstanding. You will be enthusiastic about exploring the full potential of special school provision – with an understanding of the risks that exist for vulnerable and complex young people and their families and a passion for achieving positive outcomes. Experience with ASD is considered to be essential for the role.

Your own experiences should include having experience of leading and managing whole school change and making a demonstrable impact on pupils and outcomes. You will have up to date knowledge of recent developments in education pedagogy, including new learning and teaching methods and the new Ofsted framework.

Prosper Learning Trust is at a very exciting stage in its development and you will have opportunity to play a key role in its growth. We will provide you with the resources and support you need in your efforts to continue to build excellence throughout the school. You will be working with knowledgeable and supportive specialist teachers in an academy with excellent facilities.

We can offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic children who are proud of their school
  • A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
  • High quality support from experienced Special Needs Assistants
  • An exciting and diverse learning environment where hard work and achievement are appreciated, acknowledged and celebrated
  • A curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our pupils
  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • Supportive Trust, Trustees and Governors
  • Further professional development appropriate to the role


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are more than happy for prospective candidates to visit so we can share our vision and principles, and discuss this post.

Application packs can be obtained from www.prosperlearningtrust.co.uk  Please return application forms to: admin@prosperlearningtrust.co.uk or by post to V Hall, Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW.
(Please mark your application “Private and Confidential”)

Visiting dates: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 10.00 am, 12.00 or 2.00 pm (please ring for an appointment – 0191 229 6020)

Closing date: 31st January 2020
Interview Dates: 10th and 11th February 2020



More about Thomas Bewick School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 2LW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 229 6020