Principal, Girton, Cambridge

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Gretton SchoolGirton, Cambridge

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Start date: September 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent



Following the retirement of the current Principal, the Governing Body is seeking to appoint a new leader to Gretton School: someone passionate, inspirational and visionary; to make a sustained difference as the school continues to develop. 

Gretton School is a popular school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), aged 5 to 19 years old. Located in Girton, Cambridge, the school opened in January 2010. Many families committed themselves to the school long before it was open, demonstrating their desire for the provision of a high-quality education for their children. From the outset, the goal has been to create an inclusive school which reflects these high expectations and aspirations.

Gretton was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2017. It is well-respected locally and regionally, with proven practice and provision at all levels. Its curriculum challenges and inspires students and staff alike. Hungry for innovation and development, the new Principal will take forward these strong foundations to ensure future success at Gretton School.

You will be a visible and visionary leader, with the gravitas and credibility to motivate and inspire all those involved in our work. You will bring a proven track record, with the drive to ensure sustained success of the school and positive outcomes for all our students.

For further information and an informal (and confidential) discussion please contact:

Ms Deb Carr 

Cavendish Education Ltd
5th Floor South
14 Waterloo Place
London SW1Y 4AR

Tel: +44 (0) 203 696 5300

Cavendish Education and Gretton School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to the equality of opportunity and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks.

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More about Gretton School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Manor Farm Road, Girton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 277438
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