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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    18 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale L19 – L25

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Board of Trustees is seeking an inspirational and dynamic Head Teacher to lead and manage Springfield School: a gifted practitioner who demonstrates strong operational and strategic abilities. You will have leadership and SEND experience, and a strong track record in school improvement.

  • Successful leadership and management at a senior level in education
  • Successful teaching experience in a SEND school Experience of having led, at a senior level, significant changes or improvements in a school
  • Extensive knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Ability to provide clear educational vision and direction
  • Ability to inspire and motivate all stakeholders
  • Evidence of developing effective strategies for school improvement

What the school offers its staff

Professional development opportunities

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks

  • Develop your career in The Gallery Trust, an expanding and successful organisation which offers opportunities for progression, secondments and collaborative working with colleagues across our schools


  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work
  • Perk Box - discount and wellbeing platform membership


  • The opportunity to be a key member of a friendly and supportive staff team, dedicated and committed to improving outcomes for students
  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Membership to My Healthy Advantage wellbeingapp
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing at work
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for support staff which increases to reflect length of service
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Regular staff surveys to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events
  • Family friendly policies, which promote your wellbeing
  • Cycle to work Scheme

Further details about the role

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 12pm Tuesday 18th April 2023.

If you would like to visit to Springfield School before submitting your application, please contact Megan Barnes, Trust HR Manager (07944 901169 or m.barnes@thegallerytrust.co.uk) to arrange a time slot.

A 2-day interview process is provisionally scheduled to take place on 24th and 25th April 2023.

To apply for this post please send your completed application form to application@thegallerytrust.co.uk or by post to FAO Megan Barnes, The Gallery Trust Offices, Northern House Academy, 23 South Parade, Summertown, OX2 7JN.

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 Springfield School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
109 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16
Phone number
07944 901169

Springfield School is a special school for Early Years, primary and secondary age children who have been identified as having Severe or Profound Learning Difficulties. We currently have 104 pupils on roll and all our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). We believe in creating opportunities for both pupils and staff to succeed in their own goals. It is essential for us to work closely with parents, carers and other professionals to promote support for everyone and sharing of good practice. We strongly believe in the benefits of integration and inclusion to all, and our Early Years and Primary classes are co-located with Madley Brook Community Primary School in a uniquely integrated and purpose-built site. Our Secondary classes are also located in a purpose-built building adjacent to the Wood Green Secondary School site. We work hard to promote inclusive activities with our partner schools and the wider community.

Arranging a visit to Springfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email m.barnes@thegallerytrust.co.uk.

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