38 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    25 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    5 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 October 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£59,581 - £69,031

Job summary

for Easter 2022

ISR: Group 2; Special (L15- L21)
NoR: 44

Due to the retirement of our Headteacher, we are looking for an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the continued development of our successful and popular school.
We are looking for an enthusiastic leader who:
• Can communicate a shared vision to all stakeholders and translate this into practice.
• Is committed to excellence in teaching and learning.
• Can lead and inspire a committed team of staff.
• Is able to demonstrate drive, ambition and vision linked to strong leadership and management skills
• Can build excellent relationships with young people, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.
• Will help young people enjoy their learning while realising their full potential.
• Will value our pupils and take pride in their achievements.
• Will have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.
• Can further develop a culture where everyone’s contribution is valued and individuals are encouraged to succeed.
• Understands the principles and values of a fully inclusive approach.
We can offer:
• A friendly and happy learning environment where a high value is placed on the care and well-being of every pupil.
• A dedicated and committed teaching and support staff.
• A school where children reach their potential across a broad and stimulating curriculum.
• A wealth of extra-curricular sporting, creative and residential activities.
• A committed, supportive and active governing body.
Are you the visionary leader who can take us from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’? If so, we would like to meet you.
Visits to the school by arrangement are warmly welcomed, please contact us on 01246 456407.
Please also visit our website for further details of the school at www.hollyhouse.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children.

Closing date: 5 January 2022
Interviews: 24 & 25 January 2022

Applying for the job

Candidates should submit applications via www.derbyshire.gov.uk/jobs on a DCC Teacher Application Form, together with a supporting statement letter matching their skills and experience to the headings in the Job Description and Person Specification. The letter should be no longer than 1500 words (please include word count). CVs should not be attached.

If preferred, postal application forms are available from Call Derbyshire on 08456 058058, quoting the job reference number attached to this post. Completed applications should be sent to Derbyshire County Council, Recruitment Section, County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3AG, allowing sufficient delivery time to meet the deadline for applications.

In order to comply with the safer recruitment requirements candidates must fully complete the application form including the section for references. It is not acceptable to substitute parts of the form with your own version. All gaps in employment history should be accounted for and explained.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 7 to 14
Education phase
School size
43 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 14

About Holly House Special School

Holly House School is a co-educational residential special school catering for pupils with severe Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties that impact on their behaviour. Pupils are aged between 7 & 14 years (Key Stage 2 and 3). The school offers up to 43 day places and can provide 8 residential placements on any one night. Holly House is the only school in Derbyshire of its kind.

Arranging a visit to Holly House Special School

Visits to the school by arrangement are warmly welcomed, please contact us on 01246 456407.

School location

Church Street North, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9QR

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