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:
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
and further develop a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes
wellbeing and personal growth for both students and staff
high-quality teaching and learning throughout the school
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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