Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L21 - L25 or L28 depending on experience

Job summary


  • Post Title: Head of School -Springwell Learning Community 

  • Scale: L21 - L25 or L28 depending on experience

  • Start: September 2021 or January 2022

  • Do you share our vision of an inclusive education system where staff teams work together for the specific needs of children and young  people?

  • Are you an exceptional leader who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children for social, emotional and mental health difficulties?

  • We are currently looking for a Head of School who is:

  • An experienced leader, with the ability to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment 

  • Passionate about the curriculum and knows what outstanding teaching and learning looks like

  • Able to lead the school on a day-to-day basis with advice and guidance from the Executive Team

  • We need a leader who is highly motivated, with imagination and focus to join us on our journey.  Only the very best will do as our children deserve only the best.  If you are a great leader, if you are dedicated to improving the life chances of children and have the ability to help both staff and pupils shine, please get in touch!

Applying for the job

To apply, please download and complete a Wellspring application form and submit, via email, alongside a letter of application. This letter should outline why you feel your experience makes you a strong applicant for this exciting opportunity. It should not exceed two sides of A4.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
102 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact phone number
01226 291133

About Springwell Special Academy

Springwell is a fabulous place to work. It consists of two schools: Springwell Special Academy and Springwell Alternative Academy. Our staff work flexibly across each setting supporting the educational, special and personal-development needs of children and young people in Barnsley. We are an inclusive community in an inclusion trust.

Arranging a visit to Springwell Special Academy

For more information about the role, please speak to Sarah Wilson, Executive Principal.  To make an appointment, please call Sarah Elliot on 01226 291133

School location

St Helen's Boulevard, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 2AY

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