Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 June 2021 at 4:30pm

  • Date listed

    19 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£74,295 to £86,601

Job summary

Headteacher
Talbot Specialist School
Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, S8 9JP
Tel: 0114 250 7394
Email: enquiries@talbot.sheffield.sch.uk
Web: www.talbotlearningcommunity.org.uk

Group 6: NOR 173
L24-L30 (£74,295 to £86,601) (starting point dependent on experience)
Required from January 2022

We are looking for an experienced and outward-facing school leader with the creativity and strategic vision to guide our school on the next stage of our journey.

Our next headteacher will have:

• High aspirations for all our students and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a learner in a special school
• The vision, imagination and commitment to build on the existing exciting developments within school and to forge new paths in a changing education landscape
• The ability to manage school resources in a time of budgetary constraints to ensure our students continue to receive the level of provision to which they are entitled
• The ability to manage, develop and inspire a large staff team within a complex and dynamic organisation

In return we offer:

• The support of a knowledgeable governing body, which is committed to your continued professional development
• Collaborative working opportunities with a wide range of stakeholders
• The opportunity to lead an outward-facing and growing school while making a very real difference to the lives of our students

We welcome applications from school leaders who are looking for the opportunity to make their mark. If this sounds like you, please refer to the attached brochure for more information about the role and the school.

School visits are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the Headteacher’s PA, Nichola Jones, at njones@talbot.sheffield.sch.uk. For an informal discussion about the vacancy and the school’s context, please contact the current Headteacher, Carolyn Sutcliffe, on the school’s main number.

Completed applications forms, and any queries about the recruitment process, should be addressed to Scott Glover at scott@gloverrecruitment.co.uk or by phoning 0776 677 3682.

Talbot Specialist School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check and Barred List check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Candidates are asked to review our safeguarding policy, which is available at www.talbotlearningcommunity.org.uk/our-school/safeguarding.

Please use the downloadable Word version of the application form, which is attached with this advert. In line with safer recruitment practice, CVs will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 4.30pm Friday 18th June
Assessment centre and interviews: Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd July

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
180 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

About Talbot Specialist School

Talbot is an inclusive and diverse school providing education for young people with severe and complex learning difficulties. Supported by an experienced SLT, our new headteacher will lead a large team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals to deliver the exciting learning opportunities that ensure all our students fulfil their potential. Talbot offers post-16 education, delivered in a separate specialist provision on-site, called The Bridge, which is shared with Seven Hills School. Talbot also provides support and training to the wider educational community through Fusion SEND Hub.

Arranging a visit to Talbot Specialist School

School visits are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the Headteacher’s PA, Nichola Jones, at njones@talbot.sheffield.sch.uk. For an informal discussion about the vacancy and the school’s context, please contact the current Headteacher, Carolyn Sutcliffe, on the school’s main number.

School location

Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP

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