Forest Moor School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 2RA

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  • Application deadline

    17 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    27 April 2022

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£70,239 - £77,473 per annum

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Forest Moor School


L21-25 (£70,239 - £77,473)

Are you an exceptional school leader who:

● Wants to make a difference every day to the lives of the most vulnerable children?

● Feels stifled by the mainstream system?

● Wants to be driven by a sense of moral purpose rather than data?

● Is passionate about the difference specialist education can make to the lives of children and young people?

● Wants the unique opportunity to lead the continued development of an SEMH provision?

● Believes that children should be treated with unconditional positive regard?

● Wants high quality professional development and support?

● Relishes being part of a highly supportive team of colleagues who share your values and ethos?

● Wants to work in an organisation that supports career progression and has opportunities beyond your own school?

● Thinks the curriculum should be exciting, relevant, engaging and personalised?

We require a values driven, committed and inspirational leader to lead at Forest Moor School. We are looking to appoint someone who is able to motivate and lead teams to provide outstanding education within our newly acquired school.

This role provides a once in a career opportunity to shape the future of our school after a difficult past. You will lead this school in a beautiful setting with a great deal of potential to improve. The school currently has 76 children (Y5 -Y11) with significant SEMH needs, with the potential to grow to over 90 students.

Reporting to Executive Principal

Duration of Post Permanent

Work Commitment Full time

Salary L21-25 (£70,239 - £77,473)

Closing date Noon Tuesday May 17th 2022

Shortlisting date Tuesday 17th May 2022

Interview date Monday 23rd May 2022

Start date 1st September 2022 – or sooner if possible.

Candidates are strongly advised to arrange a visit to the School in advance.


Please complete the application form sent as a separate attachment to this pack. Along with this, you may submit a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 outlining your suitability for this role and evidence of outstanding leadership to date.

Applications should be e-mailed to Gemma Ashton, Administration Manager at gemma.ashton@forestmoor.org.uk

Visits are encouraged. To arrange these please contact Gemma Ashton at the email address above or on: 01423 779232.

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to the interview.

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

All applicants need to complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details http://bit.ly/WATEqualOpportunities

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About Forest Moor School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 16
Education phase
School size
No information available
Age range
9 to 16
Contact phone number
01423 779232

Welcome to Forest Moor School
I am very proud to welcome you to Forest Moor School website.

We are a special school that works with children and young people aged 9-16 years old who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.

As a school community we put great store by our values of Belonging, Curiosity, Honesty, Challenge, Self-Reliance and Resourcefulness. This means that we work hard to ensure that every member of our school community feels included and individually known at our school. We offer a curriculum that inspires our pupils, and gives them the opportunity to explore the world around them, as well as their interests and aptitudes. Our school is in Nidderdale, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales; we use the beautiful countryside around us to practice and develop a wide range of personal skills, including self-reliance and resourcefulness. By learning in and outside of our classrooms, pupils leave us well-prepared for the next stage of their journey.

I hope this website gives you some idea of what life is like here at Forest Moor School. Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you need any further information.

Gemma Dixon (Headteacher)

Arranging a visit to Forest Moor School

Visits are encouraged. To arrange these please contact Gemma Ashton at the email address above or on: 01423 779232.

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