Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
08/12/2023 12:00
£68,400 - £79,112
Job Category:
Schools - Leadership
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Meadows School
Number of posts:
Closing date:
8 Dec
Further Information
LPR L16-L22    £68,400 - £79,112
N.O.R. 64
Required from 15th April 2024 (or sooner if possible)

The Meadows is a Local Authority maintained special school providing education for secondary-aged pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  It is located seven miles from the City of Durham, serving young people living across County Durham and neighbouring areas. 

The Interim Executive Board is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Headteacher with a proven record of successfully introducing and managing change in order to bring about improved outcomes.

The successful applicant will be required to lead on a journey to further develop and improve the quality of teaching and learning and provision across the school.  They will need to provide high quality leadership that embraces the curriculum, pastoral care and school management.
They will need to introduce change that brings about effective policies and procedures to ensure improvements are successfully embedded and maintained in order to maximise learning and development opportunities for students as well as staff.  Experience in effective budget management and working well with all stakeholders is essential as the school re-establishes itself in the wider community.

The Interim Executive Board is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Disclosure form.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions, making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Completed application forms should be returned to EDGS.Administration@durham.gov.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 
Friday 8 December 2023 at 12 noon.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th January 2024

The Meadows School
Whitworth Lane
DL16 7QW

Tel. No. 01388 811178
Website: https://www.themeadowsschool.info/