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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 30 - 34, actual salary £96,239 – £106,138

What skills and experience we're looking for

Oak Learning Partnership is seeking to appoint an inspiring, compassionate and dedicated Headteacher for Elms Bank School and College.

Elms Bank is a school with a real sense of community! We are delighted to be part of a family of schools within the Oak Learning Partnership.

Oak Learning Partnership is passionate about inclusion and improving the life chances of all children within the Trust. As a school in the Trust, we pride ourselves on being a welcoming school with a strong emphasis on pastoral care, alongside a rigorous academic education tailored to the needs of the individual.

We believe in and practice personalised learning to meet the very different needs of all our students. We strive to deliver an outstanding service for all the young people in our care.

Elms Bank offers a holistic provision. Our students’ achievements and successes are celebrated widely. We use innovative and aspirational strategies to increase students’ resilience and confidence to overcome barriers to ensure their lives are enriched both now and into adulthood.

On behalf of the school, the Trust is seeking to appoint an inspiring, compassionate and dedicated Headteacher who is eager to make an impact and works to build strong, supportive connections with staff, pupils, families and the wider community.

The Trust is deeply committed to inclusivity and enhancing the opportunities for our students. Elms Bank, as part of the Trust, values its reputation as a welcoming and supportive school, placing significant importance on both pastoral support and personalised academic learning. Prospective candidates should demonstrate unwavering commitment to student progress, displaying innovation and creativity in their approaches and consistently engage in reflection to enhance outcomes for our pupils.

Elms Bank School and College proudly strives to change its children’s lives. It has demonstrated through a recent outstanding Ofsted inspection (2023) that “Pupils enjoy an abundance of rich and exciting opportunities. The school includes and values every pupil”. Therefore, the ideal candidate should possess an avid dedication to supporting students with special educational needs and should strive to enhance teaching and learning standards in an environment where everyone is genuinely appreciated, supported and collaboratively works towards changing lives through a deeply inclusive educational method.

This role is best suited for those with extensive experience in special education settings and a thorough comprehension of curriculum design and child development principles.

To find out more and register your interest for the role please visit Oak Learning Partnership (joinoaklp.co.uk)

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Helen Stevenson on 07729 024631 or helen@satiseducation.co.uk

  • The closing date for application is: Friday 11th April 2024 at 9:00am
  • Interviews will be held: Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th April 2024

Oak Learning Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

What the school offers its staff

Our trust can offer you:

  • An incredible opportunity to lead an exceptional school and work with experienced and successful executive leaders.
  • The chance to be part of a growing and forwarding thinking trust that will provide wider opportunities in the future.
  • Extensive support to progress your potential at an exciting time in our development.
  • An opportunity to work within an inclusive and values driven organisation and the chance to be part of a highly skilled, dedicated, and hardworking team.
  • Support with health and wellbeing via ‘Medicash’, a Health Cash Plan that is paid for by the trust and gives access to a range of helpful benefits. The trust also provides access to ‘Welbee’, a dedicated staff wellbeing improvement service.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Elms Bank

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
307 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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