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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 - L31

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • have the abilities to lead an 'Outstanding' special school (last 2 inspections) and continue its journey;
  • have strong leadership and management skills either as an existing Head or someone who has extensive Leadership experience in a special school;
  • have the ability to further develop a clear vision of continued excellence with the current leadership team, staff, parents and Trustees;
  • are committed to working with the other special schools in the MAT for Horizons Education Trust and working with our supportive Trustees to develop a centre of excellence.

What the school offers its staff

  • a friendly warm and welcoming first name school;
  • a supportive, experienced and motivated Senior Leadership Team;
  • a school where all staff are always valued, secure and have a strong sense of commitment and belonging;
  • a supportive induction period for the first term working alongside the Executive Headteacher;
  • friendly pupils and families who love the school, some of whom have had a challenging journey so far but appreciate help and support;
  • the opportunity to work strategically to develop your leadership skills, within an expanding Trust and use your school improvement skills to support new schools;
  • Take the lead on trust – wide initiatives for the benefit of the Trust to grow capacity across multiple sites and to build succession readiness.
  • opportunities to work locally and regionally to develop the work of the school to develop the curriculum and preparation for adulthood.
  • Relocation package can be negotiated to support expenses for removals to move into the area.

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About Spring Common Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number

Spring Common Academy is an area special school for 209 pupils in Huntingdon. Most pupils have severe learning difficulties and related needs some have autism and some have profound and complex medical needs. The school is part of Horizons Education Trust which includes Riverside Meadows SEMH school sites at St Neots and Wisbech and there is a new area special school for the Trust at Alconbury Weald (Prestley Wood Academy) opening September 2024.This Head Teacher job role provides opportunity to work in a collaborative partnership with our Head Teachers and in particular the Head Teacher designate for our new Prestley Wood Academy an area special school with pan of 150 pupils in Alconbury from September 2024. This Head Teacher post at Spring Common is a truly amazing opportunity to build upon success and to work with an experienced and supportive team.

Arranging a visit to Spring Common Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jpanther@horizons.org.uk.

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