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  • Start date details

    January 2024, or ASAP

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 September 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, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: Full time Teaching Contract

Contract type


Pay scale

L7 - L11 (£54,815 - £60,487)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful applicant will be responsible for;

  • The strategic and organisational leadership of a campus of The Harbour School, initially based at Tipner

  • The continued delivery of outstanding teaching and learning

  • Leading on the implementation of key elements within the school development plan
  • Contributing to the development of the Harbour School as a member of the Senior Leadership Team

We are looking for;

  • an aspirational leader
  • an outstanding teacher with a proven track record
  • a leader who can develop a staff team
  • SEND Experience (ideally)
  • someone with a commitment for ensuring every pupil makes good / better than good progress, is safe and happy.

What the school offers its staff

  • All decisions are made in the best interests of staff, students and families.
  • High support, high challenge and evidence informed in everything we do.
  • We work collaboratively and make team, not individual, decisions.
  • We acknowledge our mistakes and use them to learn and improve.

Further details about the role

As part of Delta, Education Trust, The Harbour School’s vision is “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”.This means we really care whether pupils love or hate their learning, so we work hard to create a space where they learn together to become knowledgeable, self-aware, independent, and happy people who make a positive difference, wherever life takes them.

Are you an enthusiastic, creative, and inspirational Teacher and leader who can bring this to life?

Following the most recent Ofsted inspection, each and every member of the team are working together to make the changes we need, and we’re looking for someone to lead our amazing team so we can continue to make a real difference to children’s lives.

This career defining opportunity, involves leading the journey from RI back to Good within the supportive framework of the wider Delta Education Trust, a small but growing Trust.

You will be part of an inclusive and collaborative team that, no matter what the challenge may be, are ready to face it head on and are committed to seeing it through.

Learning can look different for everyone; learning is continuous and enabled by the broad curriculum, therapeutic interventions, and the environment the school and staffing team create. It’s only through your leadership and partnership working that we will create that environment together to ensure the pupils progress towards a happy life that they can enjoy.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Please ensure a full work history is completed in your application form including any gaps of employment. Applicants will be required to complete satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required for this post prior to commencement. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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About The Harbour School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

The Harbour School is a special school for learners with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health (SEMH) Needs and/or Medical Needs. The school operates from multiple sites situated across Portsmouth with provision extending beyond these physical locations.
As a trust, our ethos is encompassed in our vision “Learning together in pursuit of happiness”.

Arranging a visit to The Harbour School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@deltaeducationtrust.com.

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