51 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    At earliest opportunity

  • Closing date

    9 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Points 21 - 27

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an individual with strong child-centred values, resilience and a proven ability to lead the next exciting phase of Hilltop’s journey.

Applications would be welcome from candidates in special or alternative provision schools and also those from primary or secondary mainstream schools who can demonstrate knowledge of special educational needs.

The successful person will have:

§ Highly effective leadership skills and the ability to inspire and motivate other people;

§ Experience of effectively leading and managing change and the ability to think strategically;

§ A strong commitment to collaboration and partnership working;

§ A deep understanding of how children and young people with additional needs learn and make good progress;

§ High expectations and the ambition, drive and determination for every child and young person to ‘be the best they can be';

§ A strong commitment to working positively and pro-actively with parents, carers and a wide range of professionals and services; and

§ Excellent management and organisational skills.

What the school offers its staff

We are excited to be seeking a new Headteacher for our amazing special academy, Hilltop School.

Hilltop serves 180 amazing children and young people from EYFS through to Key Stage 5 who are very well supported by a highly dedicated and hard-working team of professionals across two sites.

At Hilltop, our vision is that we want everyone to ​“be the best we can be”. We place a high value on working with and through families to achieve the very best for our children. Hilltop has a strong history of being a great school, with a workforce that routinely goes the extra mile to make sure our learners get what they need. The school is also due to have some significant capital investment over the next 12 months, given our partnership with the Yorkshire Children’s Charity.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr-enquiries@nexusmat.org

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About Hilltop School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
147 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Arranging a visit to Hilltop School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr-enquiries@nexusmat.org.

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