7 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Our next Headteacher will have experience of working with young people with ASC in a special or mainstream setting.

We are looking for an aspirational headteacher who will:

  • Continue the delivery of an ambitious and coherent curriculum that meets the needs of all our students, inspiring and engaging them in preparation for their journey to adulthood
  • Maintain and further develop a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes wellbeing and personal growth for both students and staff
  • Ensure high-quality teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Develop future provision while ensuring our school remains financially stable

In return, we can offer the opportunity to:

  • Lead a successful and recently expanded school
  • Work with a happy, talented and committed staff team, and a governing body which is committed to your ongoing professional development
  • Bring fresh and innovative ideas to the role while making a real difference to the lives of our students

What the school offers its staff

Bents Green provides specialist education for young people aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Conditions whose primary area of need is Communication and Interaction. We are located across three sites: Ringinglow, Gleadless and a satellite hub at Westfield School. Our vision is simple – to be a great school for all students, families and staff.

Here at Bents Green, we provide high quality, creative teaching and lifelong learning experiences that are personalised to our students and which are designed to promote curiosity and wonder. We celebrate the individuality of all our learners and instil acceptance and understanding of other people’s uniqueness. To prepare them for adulthood, we seek to develop our young people’s knowledge, skills and cultural capital so that they can contribute meaningfully to society while leading happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Working closely with the governing body, you will shape the vision and strategic direction of the school as we negotiate a challenging educational landscape. The role will involve multi-site leadership and you will be able to build effective relationships with all stakeholders.

Further details about the role

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Karen Taylor, PA to the Leadership Team, on 0114 236 3545. For an informal conversation with Laura Gillespie, the Chair of Governors, please contact the school in the first instance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Bents Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our young people. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to disclose any cautions or convictions prior to interview. Amendments to the ROA Exceptions Order 1975 (2013&2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are therefore not subject to disclosure to employers. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Applying for the job

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About Bents Green School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
286 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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Bents Green School provides specialist education for young people aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Communication and Interaction difficulties. Bents Green School is located across three sites: Ringinglow (Key Stage 3) Gleadless (Key Stage 4 and Post 16) Satellite hub at Westfield School. Staff can be expected to work across or on any site.

Arranging a visit to Bents Green School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ktaylor@bentsgreen.sheffield.sch.uk.

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