This job expired on 6 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    18 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: This will be a full time vacancy

Contract type


Pay scale

L19 – L25 (£73,509 - £85,146)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • Promote outstanding classroom practice for students with severe cognition and learning difficulties and speech, language and communication difficulties
  • Provide inspirational and supportive leadership to the team of teachers and support staff
  • Have an in-depth understanding of SEND, relevant curriculum and safeguarding
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a track record of leading whole school initiatives
  • Motivate and support colleagues and work collaboratively across the Federation and with other professionals
  • The ability to lead with clear direction, building on the success of the school and wider Federation
  • The strategic innovation and drive to help build on the exciting plans that have been established and are in place for the school’s future development
  • A commitment to ensure that all children and young people achieve the very best outcomes
  • Share a clear vision, combined with highly effective communication skills that will inspire, motivate and lead the community forward for further success

What the school offers its staff

Cherry Oak School and the Federation offers:

  • An opportunity to work with our fantastic students and staff team
  • A happy and caring community that always puts our young people first
  • A highly motivated staff team who are committed to getting the very best outcomes for our students
  • Excellent opportunities to further develop your leadership skills and career pathway
  • A commitment to continuing professional development
  • A strong and supportive Governing Body
  • A culture of promoting positive mental health and wellbeing through a well-planned strategy

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; medical fitness; teacher prohibition check, identity checks and right to work.

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

ALL Shortlisted candidates will subject to an Online Search in line with KCSIE 2023.

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About Cherry Oak School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
114 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
07749 431331

Cherry Oak School is a primary school for children with special education needs (SEN). All pupils have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The school has specialist provision for children with severe cognition and learning difficulties and those with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties. Approximately half of the pupils are diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. With capacity for 110 pupils, Cherry Oak School caters for pupils from Birmingham and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Cherry Oak School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headteacher@cherryoak.bham.sch.uk.

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