Courtlands School, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5JS

This job expired on 12 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    12 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 May 2022

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Leadership Pay Range £58,991 - £81,137 per annum

Headteacher job summary

Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people who have special educational needs? Do you combine ambition and integrity with a vision for exceptional specialist education? Are you a proven leader with a deep-seated commitment to continual school improvement? Do you have inspirational leadership skills to elicit the commitment of staff, children and the community? Then we want to hear from you.

The Trustees of Transforming Futures Multi-Academy Trust are seeking to appoint an ambitious and innovative headteacher to take over the leadership of this vibrant, family school. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader who has the creativity and vision to have the greatest possible impact upon the school and community. The successful candidate will be visionary, bringing professionalism and academic credibility, balanced with warmth and sensitivity to the role. Courtlands School caters for primary aged children (4-11) with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. The new Headteacher will be appointed at a point on the pay range dependant on experience.

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About Courtlands School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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Courtlands Special School Academy is a friendly and ambitious academy in Plymouth which caters for primary aged children (4-11) with Moderate Learning Difficulties and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Our innovative curriculum is based on meeting individual’s needs rather than schemes of work, and provides a wide range of curriculum and therapeutic input.

We are leaders in our field, having won numerous national awards for our work, and work in a Trauma Informed way to support our children to overcome their difficulties and make great progress in all areas of their development. We constantly strive for the best ways to support our children, and welcome innovation and new, evidence based ways of working.

You will need high levels of emotional resilience, and good coping strategies born out of successful experience of teaching and supporting children with complex needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties such as ADHD and attachment disorders; Communication and Interaction needs such as ASC and Speech and Language Difficulties. This could be in either a special school or mainstream school, with mainstream experience being an advantage.

We can offer you a motivated and skilled staff team and a real opportunity to make a difference to the future of our wonderful children and school. We look after our staff with award winning care for their wellbeing (National Wellbeing in Schools Award 2019). You won’t be taking marking home to do in the evening, and you will be given the freedom to meet the needs of the pupils in your class, along with the resources to do it. You will receive training in a wide range of SEND and real time support and mentoring form a Leadership Team whose door is literally open all the time.

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