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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 12 - 16

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • 2 or more years senior leadership in a special school, or mainstream
  • Proven further successful leadership of a whole school area either in a pastoral or curriculum capacity.
  • Proven track record of outstanding teaching with learners with Special educational needs
  • Proven knowledge and skill teaching learners with a range of complex needs.
  • Proven knowledge and skill in working with learners with challenging behaviour.
  • Proven track record of monitoring, planning and as a result of actions, improving school outcomes.
  • Proven track record of leading staff effectively including developing staff and addressing concerns where necessary.
  • Evidence of a solution focused approach
  • Evidence of creativity and initiative
  • A proven track record of initiating and following through whole school initiatives
  • Experience of multi-agency work
  • A team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven resilience in challenging situations

Desirable skills, experience and qualifications

  • A masters level qualification in leadership and/or special needs and or NPQH
  • Evidence of leadership development
  • Experience of budget responsibility
  • Knowledge of the Equals curriculums, MAPP and Evidence for Learning
  • Knowledge of Early Years practice
  • Team Teach trained

What the school offers its staff

  • Strong support from The Gallery Trust, the largest special school trust in Oxfordshire.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities both in the trust and externally.
  • A supportive team of dedicated professionals focusing on developing the very best evidence-based practice to achieve the best outcomes for our learners.
  • Wonderful students, families and professionals, working as a strong team.
  • A staff wellbeing group, supporting individual wellbeing targets and organising social and sporting events.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment with The Gallery Trust is subject to verification of ID and qualifications, satisfactory evidence of the right to work in the UK, health clearance, NCTL and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check. The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from candidates from all ethnic and community backgrounds.

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About Mabel Prichard School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
105 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
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At Mabel Prichard School, we believe in:
Motivating our pupils to learn throughout their lives.
Preparing them for a meaningful adulthood.
Encouraging success as individuals and as part of the community.
Our curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities to face challenges; develop independence; prepare for adulthood; discover the world; be safe and develop the skills and knowledge to lead a happy, positive and fulfilled life.
Through our strong caring ethos, we support students to respect their whole community, regardless of background, race, gender, faith and disability and to celebrate diversity, so our students are able to develop skills of empathy and tolerance in their life ahead.
We believe education plays a pivotal role in developing as individuals, alongside the vital input from families and other professionals whom we enjoy working closely with. The purpose of the school is to create opportunities through education for each student to value themselves and each other; develop confidence; communicate their thoughts and ideas and to enjoy discovering their strengths to take forward in their life ahead.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@mabelprichard.org.

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