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Job Ref No. ECC7054-106L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: Headteacher Group 7
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 28/03/2019 Shortlisting Starts:  20/03/2019

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The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, dedicated and inspirational Headteacher to join a team of professionals working with learners with a wide range of complex needs including severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, medical needs and autism.


Glenwood is an outstanding special school for pupils aged 3-19 yrs. We are operating in a fantastic purpose built new school currently providing for 217 pupils. Our next exciting project, developing a 20 bed residential provision as part of the school, is due to open at the end of 2019.

Significant experience of working with pupils with special educational needs is essential, as is the highest commitment to improving the lives of young people and their parents/carers.


You will be:

· experienced in imagining life from each individual learners' point of view

· experienced in leadership and management in a special school

· known to have operated as an outstanding classroom practitioner

· passionate about supporting young people with additional needs and disabilities

· outstanding at forming positive relationships and developing positive partnerships

· self-motivated and driven by opportunities to make a positive difference for learners and their families

· a highly skilled communicator

· positive, resourceful, innovative and able to embrace change

· skilled at managing and supporting a large diverse team and a multi-million pound budget

We can offer you the opportunity to:

· spend time with amazing young people and their parents/carers

· join a hardworking, committed and professional team of staff and a supportive governing body

· work in an outstanding school with an excellent reputation in the community

· collaborate with a range of partner agencies

· continue your professional development

· take the lead role in integrating the residential provision into life of the school

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Karen Cavalla
Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 4LW
Telephone: 01268 792575
Email: finance@glenwood.essex.sch.uk

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