This job expired on 9 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£44,305 - £51,470 per annum

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Bridge School are seeking to appoint a Curriculum Phase Leader for Key Stage 2 and Numeracy.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide leadership, direction and management to ensure sustained improvement of Key Stage 2
  • share in and support the leadership of the school as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • help lead the school in the policies and practices of continuous school improvement and staff development in relation to Key Stage 2

The Bridge School is an excellent all-through school for SLD pupils. This is an exciting opportunity to join The Bridge School, part of Unity Schools Partnership. The school facilities are modern and first class, with all the extra special provision you would expect in the best special schools.

At this exciting time for the school, we are looking for an inspirational Leader with a passion for SEND and a creative, innovative approach to delivering the curriculum, to join us and make an impact on the learning of our students. We are looking for candidates with the motivation and determination to ensure that students make progress and also to improve and boost their experience.

For more information, to arrange a visit or an informal discussion about the role please contact Tina Sharman, Deputy Headteacher by email tina.sharman@thebridgeschool.org.uk or phone 01473 556200.

What the school offers its staff

The school serves a catchment area that covers Ipswich and surrounding areas of Suffolk. The main school is based on one campus, with the primary building constructed and opened in 2015 and a new, purpose-built secondary complex that opened in 2021. The Reception and Pre-School site is opening in September 2023 on Bramford Lane.

The school is part of a collaborative, forward thinking Academy Trust of 32 schools. Unity Schools Partnership will be creating a network of special schools working together as we have recently opened a new special school inBury St. Edmunds and have been approved to open another in Romford, as well as already having special schools in Ipswich and Haverhill.

You will be supported in your role by experienced SEND leaders who will be available to offer advice and guidance as the school moves forward under their leadership. Significant training and development are available through opportunities for professional development, research, teacher training and collaboration between schools and across phases.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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About The Bridge School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 16
School size
165 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 16
Phone number
01473 556200

Arranging a visit to The Bridge School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tina.sharman@thebridgeschool.org.uk.

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