are seeking a new Assistant Headteacher for January 2023 who is committed to
providing the best possible education and life opportunities for all our students.
you are an experienced senior leader looking to consolidate your experience, or
someone who is taking their first step into a senior post, with a passion for
improving the life chances of students with SEND, have a drive, vision and
relentless pursuit of excellence, then Bishopswood is for you. You will be
ambitious for all our students, demand excellence from both staff and pupils
and quickly determine aspirational end points for our students, securing high
quality provision to achieve this.
With support from the Head of School, Governing Body and Executive Headteacher, the Assistant Headteacher (AHT) will be an outstanding senior leader who is passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for pupils.
Bishopswood is currently a local
authority, maintained community special school in South Oxfordshire (Berkshire
border) that provides specialist education for children aged 2 — 16 years with
severe (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex
needs, including those children with ASD. Holding an inclusive ethos,
Bishopswood endeavours to provide specialist provision alongside its co-located
mainstream partners across two sites.
was inspected in November 2021 and judged to be inadequate. As part of the
rebuilding process, Propeller Academy Trust (PAT) has been identified as the
sponsor by the Regional Schools Commissioner and the Trust are currently
working in partnership with Oxfordshire Local Authority and the Interim
Executive Board, who remain responsible for the education of all at Bishopswood
in the meantime.
now benefits from strong leadership at both school and governance level with a
clear strategic plan for improvement in place.
The Propeller Academy Trust and its member schools are
committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and
preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting
procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced
Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly
The Propeller Academy Trust is an equal opportunities
employer, and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent
diversity in line with our school’s community”