To start September 2023, or earlier if available
£77,345 to £81,173 pa plus £5,849 pa non-residential allowance
Linden Bridge School is an academy Special School with The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT). We provide a specialist aspirational education for young people aged 4 to 19 years with complex social communication needs, including residential provision.
The school has an excellent reputation within the wider community and is a partner in our THPT SEND Support Service, offering specialist SEND and Autism support, outreach and training for schools, professionals, and parents.
Are you an innovative and strategic Principal committed to improving the lives of children and young people?
We are looking for an inspiring Principal to join our fantastic team at Linden Bridge. As Principal, you will promote a relentless focus on high quality, creative learning, and safe and secure care. You will oversee our pupil's educational needs, maximising children's achievement, and their ability to develop as well as maintain a safe and secure environment for our residential children. This is a great opportunity for a Principal who is looking to be an innovative and strategic leader, ensuring both Schools and residential department have the resources, staff, and ability to inspire learning in both academic and personal SEND environments, for our children and young people.
Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be the custodian of our strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
The successful candidate will have line management responsibilities for the school and Head of Care, you will deliver clear, authentic leadership to our multidisciplinary team, you will have resilience, drive, and proven track record of delivering educational outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
You will ensure the school and residential provisions have effective management and an engaged, high performing team to deliver outstanding education and care. Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do.
Working together with the Executive Principal, this is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring and experienced Deputy Principal, as well as an existing Principal. The successful candidate will receive first-rate leadership development together with a sustained commitment from The Howard Partnership Trust to his or her professional career development, as well as regular coaching and mentoring.
We are looking for:
A strong and visible leader with vision, drive, energy and high aspirations for the children and young people they serve
Proven track record of school improvement
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders including staff, pupils, parents, and the wider school community
An innovative, collaborative leader, with commitment to our values and the ability to inspire others and lead by example
A commitment to SEND and inclusion ensuring that all pupils receiving an outstanding educational experience
A thorough understanding of current educational developments
An understanding of CQC standards and inspection framework and how it relates to the residential provision
The ability to lead in changing circumstances and formulate strategies to deal with them
A commitment to securing a strong safeguarding culture across the school
We can offer:
Outstanding professional development
Support from colleagues at all levels who are committed to excellence and bringing out the best in all our pupils
Collaboration with successful, supportive, and highly strategic senior leadership teams across The Howard Partnership Trust
An opportunity to be part of a dynamic developing organisation
A welcoming environment across the Trust
A Multi Academy Trust and Local Governing Body that provides strong support, effective challenge, and strategic direction
Application deadline: 11.00am on Monday 20th March 2023
Day 1 of the Selection Process will be held on Thursday 23rd March 2023
Day 2 of the Selection Process will be held on Friday 24th March 2023
THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Health Assured.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.