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Job details
Employer Wirral Hospitals' School
Location Wirral
Salary Group 3 Salary Range: L20-24 £62,240-£67,963 (in line with National Headteachers’ Pay and Conditions 2017)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Wirral Hospitals’ School provides education for children and young people of primary and secondary school age who cannot attend mainstream school for medical reasons, including and predominantly, emotional and mental health.

Working in Arrowe Park Hospital and in the community at Joseph Paxton Campus, we pride ourselves on the high standard of personalised education delivered to vulnerable children who would otherwise be excluded through no fault of their own. The school has considerable strengths. Ofsted judged us as Outstanding. Ofsted recognised that “SMSC is a strength of the school and prepares students very well for adult life in the wider world.” Pupils told Ofsted “We feel safe at school and receive an educational hug when we are here.”

Working closely with the families of pupils and several partner agencies, this school puts pupils first and has a vision of education as being far more than just academic results.

Following the promotion of the current Headteacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint someone to lead the school to further develop the outstanding provision with a vision to move the school forward.

We wish to appoint a headteacher who is:

  • Passionate about providing a full and personal education for vulnerable pupils
  • Visionary – building on the current vision
  • Strategic and creative so translating innovative ideas into outstanding practice
  • A strong and dynamic leader who is able to work positively and proactively with pupils, parents, staff, governors and other stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for pupils
  • An enthusiastic and good communicator with a sense of fun
  • Someone who enjoys working with pupils


If you would like to join us on the Wirral you’d be working in one of the loveliest locations on the North West coast within easy access of Liverpool, Chester and North Wales. Visits can be arranged prior to interview. Please contact Heather South on 0151 488 7680 or email for further information. 

Closing date is noon on Wednesday June 21st 2017. A covering letter of application should be submitted together with the application form and returned to the School Business Manager 

Shortlisting will take place on June 23rd 2017. Interviews are expected to take place on July 5th/6th 2017.

Wirral Hospitals’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and an enhanced criminal record check with the DBS.

About the employer

Information about Wirral Hospitals' School
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 2 - 17 years

Locations and contacts

Joseph Paxton Campus
157 Park Road North
CH41 0EZ
United Kingdom
+44 151 653 8342