Principal, Leicester

Closing date:

Ellesmere CollegeLeicester

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 6 (£77,583 - £89,874)
Contract term: Permanent

Ellesmere College is a large special school located in Leicester serving up to 270 children and young people with a range of complex learning difficulties. The age range is 4 to 19.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, flexible, enthusiastic, committed and experienced Principal to lead our school into the next stage of its development.

In the last three years Ellesmere College has established a primary department within the school and meets a wide range of SEN needs across the city. Recently Ellesmere College has been requested by the local authority to expand for an additional 20 places.

With consecutive good Ofsted inspections and a fabulous new building, Ellesmere College is well placed in the next stage of it’s journey to outstanding. 

We are aspirational in achieving the best possible outcomes to prepare our young people for adulthood.

We Offer:-

  • A committed and enthusiastic governing body and staff.
  • A supportive and friendly environment with learning for all at it’s centre.
  • Access to high quality professional development, including  head teacher  induction programme.
  • Opportunities to learn from  outstanding practice that exists across the local authority, including that within our partner schools.

“The co-principals and other senior leaders promote a culture where pupils love coming to school and enjoy their learning”

“Pupils demonstrate high levels of engagement and enjoyment.  Staff create an infectious enthusiasm for learning”

 Ofsted May 2017

Closing Date for Applications:  Monday 18th September at 12 noon     
Interviews :  26th and 27th September 2017       

How to Apply:  Please use the online application process on TES
Further Information:   Please contact Michelle Joseph, Human Resources Leicester City Council,

Completed applications should be sent to

Ellesmere College, 40 Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, LE3 2FD       
Tel: 0116 2894242    
Twitter: @EllesmereLeic      @HeadEllesmere

Ellesmere College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to adhere to this commitment. A valid DBS Certificate is essential for these posts.

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More about Ellesmere College
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: 40 Braunstone Lane East, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 2FD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 116 2894242
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