85 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    22 April 2025

  • Closing date

    15 October 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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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: Full time 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

Group 5 with indicative pay range L23 to L29 - £81,070 to £93,902

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a new Headteacher who shares our vision and values and who can demonstrate unwavering commitment to maximising pupil attainment, progress and achievement by developing an outstanding educational provision where pupils may achieve their fullest potential.

The successful candidate will be a highly capable leader with a clear sense of vision, strategic thinking and purpose. Warm, empathetic and possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills, they will have the ability and ambition to inspire, motivate and lead a team of highly-skilled staff and be pivotal to maintaining strong partnerships with all stakeholders.

Please refer to headteacher recruitment pack which can be found on our website - https://www.johnwatsonschool.org/current-vacancies/

What the school offers its staff

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate and, in return, we can offer:

  • a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment
  • an enthusiastic and hardworking team of staff
  • pupils who are proud of their school and who are keen to learn
  • good facilities and outdoor space
  • a strong and supportive governing body
  • a commitment to enabling high quality continuing professional development

Commitment to safeguarding

Safer Recruitment
John Watson School 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 involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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 sbm@johnwatsonschool.org

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About John Watson School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
112 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

We cater for children and young people with Special Educational Needs from the ages of 2-19 years. The school is designated for SLD and PMLD pupils. The majority of the pupils are working at pre-KS1 levels. They are vulnerable learners with complex needs who need individualised provision to meet their medical and/or behavioural needs and to engage them in learning

Arranging a visit to John Watson School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sbm@johnwatsonschool.org.

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