Academy is an aspirational and highly inclusive special
school for 230 pupils, aged 11 to 19 situated across two sites in Basingstoke.Most pupils have a primary need of moderate learning
difficulties or specific learning difficulties; however, an increasing
proportion have a diagnosis of severe learning difficulties and Autism. The
school is part of Solent Academies Trust is looking for a new Principal who
will provide the strategic and operational leadership which
the team forward into the next phase of its development so that they can achieve
the best possible outcomes for the young people and their families. Success at
Dove House will also open the door to opportunities for executive leadership
within the trust and to be a key part of its ambitious future and development.
With the changes in the cohort, the school is
currently on an exciting journey of curriculum development to ensure it
continues to meet the needs of all pupils to an exceptionally high standard. The
new Principal will have the support of an enthusiastic and committed team who
are motivated to move the school forward into its next phase.
boasts excellent facilities including extensive outside space, a gym and large
fitness suite. Additionally, there is plenty of scope for future development to
the main site, with plans already underway to enhance and grow the physical
environment further, including new classrooms and a redevelopment of outdoor
spaces, to include areas such as horticulture and forest school provision.
Solent Academies Trust is a family of five incredible special schools
with three in Portsmouth and one in Compton, West Sussex, each with their
individual identity. The Trust is actively growing, and in addition to Dove House
Academy joining in August 2023, it recently gained Secretary of State approval for
a new Special Free School in Hampshire with further growth expected. The Trust
is proud of its established track record of successful school improvement and
of making a positive difference to the lives of its children and young people
and their families. It prides itself on harnessing the benefits of being a
multi academy trust, working closely together to accelerate school improvement
and share innovative practice in order to improve outcomes for all pupils and
develop a strong learning community.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior
substantial, recent, and successful experience of working with pupils with
complex special educational needs, to join the school and the Trust and
to be part of their future success and growth. You must believe in the values
of empowerment, respect and aspiration and be a dynamic and forward-thinking
leader. Your positive, can-do, attitude will inspire, enthuse and
motivate pupils, staff and the wider school community and drive
meaningful improvement so that the school makes a positive difference to the
lives of its children and young people.
Dove House Academy and Solent Academies Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
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