to open and lead
Bedford Special Needs Free School
Start date January 2024
A generous relocation package is available for UK candidates
outside the Bedfordshire area
Special Needs Free School
being built at:
Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust
(BILTT), a leading provider of special education, is seeking an experienced and
dynamic Headteacher to open and lead our brand-new special needs free school.
This is a unique chance to shape the future of our school, making a positive
impact on the lives of children with complex needs and their families.
role would be suitable for someone already in a headship position or equally,
an experienced deputy headteacher looking to move to the next step in their
Provide strong leadership, vision, and strategic
direction for the school.
Ensure the delivery of high-quality education,
care, and support to pupils with PMLD, SLD, and other special needs.
Foster a positive and inclusive learning
environment that promotes pupil well-being, independence, and achievement.
Lead, motivate, and develop a team of dedicated
teachers, support staff, and professionals.
· Collaborate with parents, carers, and external agencies
to create effective partnerships and maximise outcomes for pupils.
Oversee the school's compliance with statutory
regulations and ensure the highest standards of safeguarding and child
Support in the recruitment of staff for the new
Manage the school's budget and resources
efficiently, ensuring value for money.
Qualified teacher status (QTS) with relevant
experience in special education.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of PMLD,
SLD, and a range of special needs.
Proven experience in a leadership role, ideally
within a special needs school or a similar setting.
Strong leadership and management skills, with the
ability to inspire and empower a diverse team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
fostering positive relationships with pupils, staff, parents, and external
A commitment to inclusive education, promoting
equality, diversity, and the well-being of all pupils.
Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and
procedures in special education.
Enthusiasm and drive to set the strategic
direction of a new school.
A forward-thinking approach, embracing innovation
and continuous improvement.
We offer a competitive salary package
commensurate with experience, along with opportunities for professional
development and career progression within our expanding organisation.
To apply for this rewarding
position, please submit an application and a cover
letter outlining your relevant experience and vision for the role firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications available to download fromhttps://biltt.org/biltt-vacancies
are strongly encouraged to arrange either a visit to the Trust or a call to
discuss the role with the CEO/Executive Principal.
Closing date: 9am
Monday 09 October 2023
Week Commencing 16th October
The post is subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance, Health
Clearance, social media checks, a probationary period and satisfactory
references. BILTT is committed to
safeguarding, Prevent, the welfare of pupils and ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff,
parents and carers; irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment,
marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, belief, sex
or sexual orientation and expects staff
to share that commitment.
We look forward
to hearing from you
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