This job expired on 14 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    14 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Monday to Friday. Term Time.
Contract type
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 PMLD.

This is a key leadership role and you will be accountable for the strategic development of the specialist curriculum pathway for students with profound impairment, multiple disabilities (known as PMLD):

• 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.

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 Co-op Academies Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development.

Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.

Additional allowances

• 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

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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 305 students and we are one of the largest special schools in the country. 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. We enjoy 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.

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-seven Academies across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire & Merseyside and West Yorkshire with the Co-op acting as the sponsor.

To find out further information about us please visit our website:

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Arranging a visit to Co-op Academy Southfield

Visit Day(s):

We welcome opportunity for candidates to visit Co-op Academy Southfield on either the afternoon of Thursday 7 October 2021 or Friday 8 October 2021. To arrange a visit please email or telephone Human Resources:

Tel: 01274 779662

School location

Haycliffe Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9ET

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