Head of School

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Full time
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Closed for applications on 28/02/2019 13:00
£ Negotiable
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Schools - Teaching
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Closing date:
28 Feb
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Head of School, Northumberland

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019 at 1pm

Start date: 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: (Negotiable depending on experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Required 1st April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The management committee are seeking an experienced and ambitious School Leader to be our new Head of School from April 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Howard House School, part of Howard House Care, is an independent day special school catering for pupils with SEBD. It is co-educational and can accept up to ten pupils aged between 11 and 16 years. Currently the school draws pupils from across the North East and provides an environment where pupils can begin to address the myriad of problems that may confront and, or confuse them. We aim to provide a safe non-threatening environment where issues of abuse, bullying and social exclusion can be addressed.

We are located in a semi-rural location, on the edge of the Bedlington, Northumberland. The School is housed in a mix of historic buildings, which provide extensive facilities to support a developing curriculum. We take pride in providing a lively and caring environment, where everyone is enthusiastic about learning. Staff are dedicated to meeting the individual needs of pupils and are committed to developing their ability to grow into resourceful young adults.

We are looking for a leader with the following qualities:

• Vision and passion to lead the Schools future development - strong interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and motivate.

• Knowledge and understanding of the needs of our pupils.

The application form must be fully completed and legible. The supporting statement to your application should be no longer than two A4 pages and must be clear, concise and related to the specific post.

Howard House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.


• Qualified Teacher Status.
• Professional Leadership Qualification.
• Successful experience as a Senior Leader.
• Experience of managing teams and holding staff to account.
• Ability to promote family and community engagement.
• Significant teaching experience of pupils with SEBD, especially those with SEMH issues.
• Demonstrate a clear understanding of qualities required to move a School through a period of change.
• Evidence of strategic thinking and planning that builds, communicates and carries forward a coherent and shared vision.


• Post-graduate qualification in special education.
• Experience of leading School improvement with measurable outcomes.
• Active involvement in School self-evaluation.
• Ability to implement sound financial systems to ensure maximum educational benefit.
• Experience of working in partnership with other Schools and providers • • Experience of teaching in more than one key stage.
• Experience of teaching pupils with learning disabilities.

Please note:

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact the school directly to arrange an informal visit.

Interviews will be held during the week beginning: 11th March 2019

Application forms: Angela O'Neill on – 01670 820320 or angela.o@howardhousecare.co.uk

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019 at 1pm

Contact: Howard House School
Address: Netherton Colliery, Bedlington, Northumberland NE22 6BB
Telephone: 01670 820320
Website: https://www.howardhousecare.com/our-school

Please note
This job is closed for applications.