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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    15 December 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

Headteacher - Hednesford Valley High School
Salary: Leadership 24-30: £74,295 - £86,061 per annum
NOR: 183 - Age Range 11-19
Start date: 1 September 2022

An inspirational and outward thinking Headteacher is sought to lead this generic Special High School. We are offering the right candidate the opportunity to build on our strengths and further improve our school to ensure our students develop the skills to be the best they can be.

Your strong leadership and management skills will be complemented by your approach to collaborative working to support learners and families social, emotional mental health and medical needs.

You will have:
• Recent successful leadership experience in a secondary or special school with substantial experience in a SEND environment;
• Proven track record of planning and implementing school improvement through staff development;
• Outstanding teaching practice with the ability to raise and maintain high standards;
• Have a positive attitude to challenge and change with the ability to successfully lead and manage others;
• High standard of personal morals, values and ethics ensuring equity, respect and dignity is observed across the school;
• Good interpersonal and communication skills to manage staff in the most effective way and work with a range of external professionals.

We have a culture that has a clear vision to ensure our students develop the skills, knowledge, emotional stability and understanding required to become as independent as possible, so they can successfully access the adult world when they leave school. We are looking to appoint an outstanding professional who shares our vision and who will work hard to provide the right opportunities in a safe and calm environment for all students and staff.

We offer:
• A dedicated and inspirational staff team
• A positive and inclusive school community
• Support from a proactive governing board
• An exciting opportunity to build on the excellent standards within the school.

Hednesford Valley High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school follows safer recruitment practices, and the successful applicants will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please refer to the recruitment pack before completing your application form.

Closing Date: 10:00 am on 24th January 2022
Selection activities and interviews: Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th January 2022

Your application should be emailed for the attention of Mrs Carol Felton, Chair of Governors via

For further enquiries, please contact the school on 01543 423714

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
176 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01543 423714

About Hednesford Valley High School

Hednesford Valley High is a good generic secondary special school with a split site provision. There are currently 183 students on roll.

Students in Year 7-11 are based at the Hednesford Valley High, Stanley Road Site, and students in Years 12-14 are based in E block at Cannock Chase High.

The school caters for a wide range of students, many with more than one area of SEN.
All staff are totally committed to providing excellent teaching and learning to empower students to become independent citizens of the world.

"This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment".
All the positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting

The latest Ofsted Inspection dated 6th March 2019 – the school was judged to be Good.

“The curriculum for Key Stage 4 pupils has been designed to provide a broad curriculum experience with a combination of vocational and academic subjects which effectively prepare pupils for their next steps in education. This continues into the sixth form, where the curriculum is centred around work experience, work-based activities and careers advice.”

Arranging a visit to Hednesford Valley High School

Visits to our school are strongly encouraged, to arrange a visit please contact Louise Fox, Support Services Manager – or Telephone 01543 423714.
Dates for visits:
• 18th January 2022 & 19th January 2022

School location

Stanley Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire, WS12 4JS

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