Head Teacher

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
26/02/2021 23:59
Group 6 L21-L35a (£69,031- £96,310) – negotiable, depending on experience
Hours per week:
10 Sessions
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Gibside School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
26 Feb
Further Information

Headteacher, Gibside Special School, Gateshead

Salary; Group 6 L21-L35a (£69,031- £96,310) – negotiable, depending on experience

Due to the retirement of our talented and successful Head teacher, an exciting vacancy has arisen at Gibside School. This role is an opportunity to build on the outstanding achievement and legacy of recent years, while also developing a clear future-focused vision.

Gibside is rated an Outstanding school by Ofsted. Staff, parents and governors all work in partnership to ensure pupils blossom and thrive personally, socially, emotionally and educationally during their time with us. We work with around 170 children, aged 3 to 11 from across the whole borough of Gateshead. The children have a wide range of needs including autistic spectrum condition (ASC), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and severe learning difficulties (SLD). Our aim is to inspire, motivate and challenge all our children and to build confident, cooperative, independent learners. We will be moving into a brand new, state-of-the-art school building early in 2021 which will provide the learning facilities our children so deserve.

We are seeking a school leader with significant Head teacher or Deputy Head teacher experience, a background of teaching excellence and a clear and demonstrable commitment to special education. You will have the vision and the strategic leadership to enhance the quality of all areas of provision and ensure outcomes for children are at the heart of everything that is done. You will be expected to lead a dedicated and highperforming team whilst motivating and supporting a positive culture of improvement. Governors wish to appoint an inspirational leader who will use the opportunities offered by our new building to innovate and develop the school into a flagship provider and community resource.

Visit www.gibsideschool.org to find out more, or contact the current Head Teacher, Judith Donovan on 0191 4410123. Ann Muxworthy, the local authority Link Inspector for the school, is also available for a confidential discussion on 0777 6205385.

The application pack and information for applying can be found on the school website (https://www.gibsideschool.org/our-school/vacancies/).

The closing date is Friday 26th February 2021

Interviews will be held w/c 15th March (after the school move to the new site)

The post is available from September 2021. Relocation expenses available if required. Please also contact the School Business Manager on 0191 441 0123 (or via sarahjohnson@gateshead.gov.uk) to discuss a possible visit to Gibside.