Principal, Wokingham

Closing date:New this week

High Close SchoolWokingham

Date posted:
Start date: April or September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent

High Close School is a non-maintained day and residential special school. It is situated in the town of Wokingham, in the historic county of Berkshire, and is part of the Barnardo’s organisation. Providing for young people between the ages of 7 to 18, this co-educational school has the potential to be even better and achieve Outstanding in Education to match it’s Outstanding in Care.

High Close is now seeking a new Principal to help us make that next leap forward. We are looking for someone who will feel comfortable in a vibrant learning environment with a supportive staff and governing body. Your aspirations for us will include keeping High Close at the forefront of innovation. To do this job successfully you will need to have an engaging collegiate style, which will encourage all parts of the community to play their full part in the life of the school.

You will have a good understanding of the current safeguarding agenda and understand mental health and social care issues. Operational experience, coupled with the ability to adapt is critical, as you will need to lend yourself to an array of activities, including fundraising, being on the national stage when and where necessary,  and managing the competing priorities that exist between the school and Barnardo’s. Most of all, by building on the tremendous success  that has already been achieved,  your amazing talent will take High Close to new heights and make our motto ‘Believe in Me’ an even greater reality.

Interview dates: 11th & 12th February

For an informal conversation about this role contact Clem Deniran (Assistant Director Children’s Services) on 07584 347276. 

To arrange a school visit please contact Michelle Mackie on 011 8978 5767 

To apply please click on the following: https://jobs.barnardos.org.uk/jobs/vacancy/principal-2725/2716/description/ 



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Non-Maintained
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 16 years
Address: Wiltshire Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1TT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9785767
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