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Assistant Headteacher (Autism/Communication & Interaction)

Co-op Academy Southfield, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership Pay Spine. ISR Range: L12 - L16 (£55,338pa - £61,166pa)

Job summary

We wish to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to lead the Curriculum Pathway for Autism/Communication & Interaction.

The successful candidate will be accountable for the strategic development of the specialist curriculum pathway for students with autistic spectrum conditions:

You'll inspire, motivate and influence staff and students, in securing the highest standards of learning and teaching in order to promote the highest standards of progress and development for students.

You'll be accountable for raising standards through leadership of school improvement areas.

You'll engage all relevant staff collaboratively in the development of the provision .

You'll demonstrate effective and creative leadership of teams in order to secure sustainable school improvement.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Interested? You’ll join a talented business team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development.

Employee benefits

• Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
• Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
• Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
• Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership across Co-op Academy Southfield
• A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment
• Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
• Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/continuing professional development

Applying for the job

To find out further information about this role visit and to apply:

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:


More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase
School size 279 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Co-op Academy Southfield website (opens in a new window)
Contact email gran-hr@coopacademies.co.uk
Contact phone number 01274 779662

About Co-op Academy Southfield

Co-op Academy Southfield is part of The Co-op Academies Trust and are co-located with Co-op Academy Grange, a mainstream secondary Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Co-op Academy Southfield caters for around 220 including 80 in our Sixth Form and 8 at our Project SEARCH site at the Bradford Royal Infirmary. The main school houses Key Stages 3 and 4 in the main building.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-six Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

At Co-op Academy Southfield we have on-site support from other professionals including Speech and Language Therapists, the School Nursing team, Physiotherapy teams as well as support from Social Care and other services. Our school also enjoys close links with education, leisure, sporting and commercial organisations across the locality and we are keen to actively promote these partnerships for the benefit of the children in our care.

To find out more about the Co-op Academy Trust, follow this link:

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Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Southfield

Visits to our Academy are usually strongly welcomed however due to COVID-19 are unfortunately not possible. Please find further information about us on our website:


To find out further information about the Co-op Academies Trust visit:

Should you have any general enquiries please email Human Resources who will endeavour to assist you:

School location

Haycliffe Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9ET

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