Headteacher - St Edward's RC Special School

Headteacher - St Edward's RC Special School - Hampshire

£Competitive to attract the right applicant + generous rent free family house - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 94 Date Posted: Wednesday 08 May 2019
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Headteacher

Salary: £Competitive to attract the right applicant + generous rent free family house
Location: Nr Romsey, Hampshire SO51
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: Negotiable

This Wonderfully achieving school is looking for an Extraordinary Headteacher.

If you can answer YES to all of the following, we would love to speak with you:

1. Are you a practising Catholic? - or can you recommend someone who is!

2. Are you a proven leader of a School or Department? (currently managing a team)

3. Are you being called to make a life-long difference in young people’s lives?

St Edward's has been consistently rated by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding as to both its care and educational provision over many years. Operating within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton, the school and its wonderful, dedicated staff are there to meet the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) care and educational needs of boys aged between 9 and 18 years who, because of the challenges they face, have been unable to cope in mainstream schools and other special educational establishments.

The School is housed in an attractive and well-maintained Grade 2 listed building set within 65 acres in the beautiful Hampshire countryside near the historic cities of Salisbury and Southampton.

As Headteacher you will be responsible for leading a highly motivated and caring team of over 70 staff supporting 48 boys (including 8 boarding).

As an ambitious school leader (from either the mainstream or specialist primary or secondary schools’ sector) you will oversee an outstanding range of facilities, with teaching, specialist support and care from a dedicated team of professionals.

SEN experience whilst welcome is not a pre-requisite. Having the heart and the will to succeed, however, is. 

The residential accommodation offered rent free is a large attractive family house with garden within a few hundred yards of the School building.

Closing date: Sun 2nd June at Midnight
Shortlisting: Tues 4th June
Interviews: Tues 11th June

How to Apply
For more information including an application pack, please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.  

All conversations will be held in the strictest confidence.

The appointment is subject to stringent safer recruitment procedures and a clear Enhanced DBS certificate.

We are committed to promoting a just society that gives everyone an equal chance to learn, work and live free from discrimination and prejudice. Our policy is to support all staff and to eliminate unfair and unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity for all and foster good relations.

 

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Bishop Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher for our Roman Catholic Non-Maintained Special School. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge, the very high standard of advertising of the post and the resulting candidate pool. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

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