Vacancy Summary


Contract Term: Permanent, Full Year Round

Salary: L30 - L36 (£86,061 - £99,681)

Job starts: January 2023

Closing date: Monday 12th September 2022, 12 noon

Selection Interviews: Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September 2022

School Tours: Week Commencing 5 September 2022

Vacancy Information

The students, staff and governors of Beechcliffe Special school are looking to appoint a Headteacher who is passionate about special education and committed to enabling every one of our student to reach their full potential.

Beechcliffe school caters for pupils with severe, complex or profound and multiple learning disabilities (based at Keighley site) and also SEMH needs (based at the Thackley site). We are keen to appoint a dynamic, forward thinking, highly committed professional who is passionate about the education of young people. Someone who has the foresight to help prepare our young people for their future. We are proud of the outstanding progress our young people make whilst with us. We have a pupil centred approach to the curriculum, which is modified and supported to meet pupils needs. We also well-established performing arts program, and expansive wider curriculum.

We require a head teacher who will act as an excellent role model to both student and staff. The head teacher should also be an excellent SEND practitioner, who will be supported by Heads of school based on each site.

We would welcome applications from someone who:

  • Has successful senior leadership experience in a special secondary education setting
  • Successful senior leadership experience in an inclusive secondary school and with SEND specialism
  • Has a good understanding of working in a dual-sited setting
  • Has experience of assimilation and merger of staff and pupils from different settings
  • Can lead by example with resilience, clarity, honesty, and integrity
  • Is able to ‘think outside the box’ as a creative and adaptable practitioner.
  • Can be an excellent communicator with students, staff, parents, and governors to establish and open and honest school community
  • Can create an ethos within which staff are motivated and supported to develop their own skills and knowledge
  • Welcomes a strong governance and actively supports the governing body to understand its role and deliver its functions effectively
  • Can instil a strong sense of accountability in the staff for the impact of their work on students
  • Is willing to work with other professionals and head teachers in Bradford, in partnership work to ensure the best outcomes for Bradford’s pupils
  • Has the determination and drive to lead a large special school through the next phase of its development

Closing date: Monday 12 September 2022, 12 noon

Selection Interviews: Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 September 2022

School Tours: Week Commencing 5 September 2022 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to references and an enhanced DBS check. Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required. Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post.

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