Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term 1 year (end date 31 August 2025)

Pay scale

L21-L29 (£72,483-£88,170)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you an experienced Deputy Headteacher, or senior leader interested in headship? Are you currently, or do you have extensive experience of successfully working with students with special educational needs?

Our Opportunity

We are looking for a visionary senior leader to join our thriving, busy school and to provide strategic support during a very exciting period of growth and rapid development. Our main building, the House, is undergoing significant refurbishment with a £6.2m investment by the local authority. It will reopen in September 2025, with plans to create 12 places for residential children, for 38 weeks per year. The local authority are working with us to expand our school numbers and create new provision when the House reopens.

This job-share is a brand-new post and key to the future strategic direction of our school. The current Headteacher is reducing her hours to 0.8FTE, to be able to focus on the building developments and this 0.2 FTE post creates an exciting opportunity for those interested in co-leading the school over the next few years through its expansion project. The initial contract is for one year, but may be extended dependent on the development of the building works at the House.

About us:

Welburn Hall is a vibrant special school/college for children and young people aged 8 to 19 years with a wide range of special educational needs. The needs of our pupils can be complex and we are committed to ensuring our environment enables all to flourish and develop as happy, independent individuals, giving them the very best start to adult life.

Set in over 20 acres of stunning countryside, Welburn Hall School is situated in the market town of Kirkbymoorside; nestled on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. With dedicated staff, fantastic facilities and beautiful buildings, we create a calm and inspiring place to learn, live and work.

About you:

You will be an outstanding teacher with substantial senior leader experience and a proven track record of whole school change management. Ideally you will currently work in a special school but relevant experience in other settings will be considered, providing you have a sound understanding of special education.

You will be working closely alongside the 0.8 Headteacher, co-leading the school and managing the staff. Ideally you will already have experience in school improvement and development planning, with a strong ability to inspire and co-lead your team.

Our wonderful children need someone who will be dedicated to ensuring that they reach their full academic potential, someone with a strongly positive mindset and most of all, a great sense of humour!

What the school offers its staff

In return we can promise you a truly unique school in a stunning setting, an excellent staff and the ambition to continually improve our provision.

Further details about the role

Application Process

Please apply online – CVs are not accepted. If you have any problems with the process or require further information, please email

Please contact us if you need an application form in a different format.

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Welburn Hall School

School type
Special school, ages 8 to 19
School size
94 pupils enrolled
Age range
8 to 19
Phone number
07816 251271

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