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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L5 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Leading by example, you will be totally committed to working on the ground, ensuring that our primary children receive a truly outstanding education that meets their academic and developmental needs.
  • You will be passionate about reading and literacy, understanding how to develop pupils to become fluent readers with a love of reading.
  • You will have understanding and experience of different phases of Education from EYFS to Key Stage 2, demonstrating a range of approaches to learning that enable us to meet pupils needs by stage not age.
  • You will believe in an ethos of “done with” understanding that a highly supportive environment where high structure is evident enables pupils and staff to be their best in all they do.
  • You will be passionate about supporting pupils social and emotional development, understanding that this is key for academic success.
  • You will demonstrate proactive, strategic leadership, knowing when to take decisions and how to communicate these effectively.
  • You will be an effective and highly visible team leader with the ability to influence, inspire and motivate a wider team.
  • You will have a significant knowledge and understanding of SEND, specifically SEMH, and how these complex needs can affect learning.
  • You will always model positivity and optimism, knowing that as a part of the Senior Leadership team, you are a role model for other teachers and leaders.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Excellent professional learning and support at every stage in your career, with opportunity for continued personal development through our Talent Pathway
  • Career development opportunities including funded NPQs
  • Excellent resources and facilities
  • Significant leadership time on your timetable.
  • A core belief in staff wellbeing and work life balance for all, evidenced in policy and practice
  • Benefits including funded counselling, physiotherapy and GP and other medical support
  • As a school in the Marches Academy Trust teachers have opportunities to engage with staff across the Trust to support and collaborate with peers and colleagues in sharing the expertise across our family of 10 schools.

Further details about the role

Why this leadership role above others?

Come and make a difference to the life chances of our young people.

Woodlands is a special school for pupils who have social, emotional, and mental health needs. We are proud of the high expectations and aspirations we set for every child and young person, providing an inspiring environment where everyone can learn and achieve.

We provide ambitious and exciting opportunities through well-designed and individualised curriculum packages.

You will be part of a highly effective, supportive team who readily share best practice.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with individual children, young people, and their parents. You will find each day rewarding, making the difference, and providing support and nurture for children and parents alike.

You will join us in celebrating success and encouraging all our young people to develop broader life skills, investing in them as a whole child.

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all our pupils and trust that you will feel the same as we work together to ensure the successful future for them.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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About Woodlands School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 16
Phone number
01939 232372

Woodlands is a special school for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs. We are part of the Marches Academy Trust, based in the beautiful county of Shropshire

Arranging a visit to Woodlands School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lisa.dugmore@wdl.mmat.co.uk.

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