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  • Start date details

    Summer Term (or sooner if possible)

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 November 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


Full-time equivalent salary

£91,633 - £106,138

Pay scale

L28 - L34

What skills and experience we're looking for

What we need………….

We are looking to appoint a proven, inspirational leader with the vision, knowledge and experience to build on the school’s existing good practice and move it forward at pace.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of working with pupils with a range of complex needs, curriculum development and delivery and the current Education Inspection Framework.

You should share our ambition for every child to achieve their full potential regardless of the complexity of their needs, in addition to having:

  • a collaborative approach to being part of an ambitious and growing Trust
  • the ability to work strategically as part of the Trust’s Executive Leadership Team
  • a vision for the future development of the school
  • the skills to lead, motivate and inspire by being a visible leader
  • the ability to deliver a diverse curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils
  • an outward facing approach in order to build and develop relationships and partnership working
  • excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence, resilience and a positive attitude.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • enthusiastic, friendly and engaged pupils who are keen to learn
  • an engaged community of families and external partners
  • a talented, dedicated and hardworking staff and SLT team
  • a supportive and proactive Trust Board and Chief Executive
  • being a member of theExecutive Leadership Team
  • an opportunity to be a part of the development of the Trust.

In addition to a competitive salary, we provide:

  • access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • excellent training and development opportunities
  • RISE employee assistance programme (including GP helpline, financial & legal advice line and carer support for employee and household members)
  • Occupational Health Service
  • family friendly policies
  • free parking.

Further details about the role

School visits: 14th ,15th and 16th November 2023

Closing Date: Monday 27th November 2023 at 9.00am

Shortlisting*: Week Com 27th November 2023

Notification of interview: by 1st December 2023

Interviews*: 7th & 8th December 2023

Anticipated start date: 8th April 2023 (start of summer term). Earlier start may be agreed if possible.

* Provisional dates—subject to change.

Informal Contact

For further information about the role or to arrange a visit, please contact:

Tracy Pearce, Chief Executive on 07867 133415 or tracy.pearce@unitymat.co.uk

Applications must be sent by email to: HR@unitymat.co.uk before the closing date detailed above.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow robust safer recruitment processes during all recruitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates of all ages, backgrounds and those with disabilities.
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About Welcombe Hills School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
183 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
07867 133415

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Arranging a visit to Welcombe Hills School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tracy.pearce@unitymat.co.uk.

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