21 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

The school is a Group 4, inner London school, salary negotiable depending on the experience of the successful candidate. Governors are prepared to consider using their discretion to go beyond range for an exceptional candidate.

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of the Maudsley & Bethlem Hospital School are seeking to appoint a Head Teacher to lead our unique and highly successful school from September 2023. The Headship presents an exceptional opportunity for a visionary, empathetic professional. Our mission is to create a safe, caring environment where young people experiencing mental health challenges can enjoy learning, feel valued, and move forward with their lives. The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader with experience that includes educational provision for pupils experiencing mental health or other medical needs and/or SEND.

You will be energetic, ambitious for our pupils and forward-thinking. Passionate about education, you will have proven leadership experience working with pupils with mental health needs and/or SEND. With highly developed interpersonal skills, you will work in partnership with all our stakeholders, including parents and governors, the hospital trust and the local authority.

As our Head Teacher, you will lead our school with confidence on the next phase of our journey, upholding our values and putting pupils first in all you do. You will be an ambassador for the school, supporting the governors’ vision to find innovative ways to extend the reach of our work.

Applications are invited from candidates from hospital schools and special schools, as well as mainstream primary and secondary schools. Prospective applicants are welcome to telephone the Deputy Head of School, Philippa Levy (tel. 020 8777 1897), for an informal discussion about the post. The school can be visited by arrangement between Monday 6th to Friday 10th February 2023, please email the address below to register your interest.

For an application pack and further details see the school website: www.maudsley-bethlemhospital.southwark.sch.uk/

Please email completed applications to recruitment@maudsley-bethlemhospital.southwark.sch.uk

What the school offers its staff

Ofsted judged Maudsley & Bethlem School to be Outstanding in November 2021. Our school is defined by our values: We are ambitious for our students’ learning. We plan to be a turning point in their lives. We are collaborative. Our success depends on collaboration and our ability to work as a team. We are steadfast.We confront calmly the stigma and prejudice that still surrounds mental health. We can change attitudes in society, through our work. We are kind and compassionate even when we need to have difficult conversations.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our recruitment processes follow the statutory guidance: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022. This vacancy is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and all staff are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure with barring information from the Disclosure & Barring Service as well as other vetting checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer.

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 recruitment@maudsley-bethlemhospital.southwark.sch.uk

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About Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
50 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
020 8777 1897

Arranging a visit to Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@maudsley-bethlemhospital.southwark.sch.uk.

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