Headteacher (The Bridge Centre)

The Bridge Centre, Rugeley, Staffordshire
L16 – L22 (£61,166-£70,745)
03 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time




Required - February 2022

 L16 – L22 (£61,166-£70,745)

Location:  Bridge Short Stay School, Wissage Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6SW

Telephone: 01543 255872  :  E-mail: office@bridge.staffs.sch.uk


We are currently seeking a Headteacher to lead the Bridge Short Stay School. The person appointed will share our passion for finding innovative and engaging methods to support our young people. We are looking for someone who can continue and enhance the ambitious vision of the School and help deliver on our strategic aims. The role will require you to provide strategic and operational leadership to both the Primary and Secondary sites.

The Bridge Short Stay School was recently graded ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted (June 2019). We have recently extended the Secondary site to include a new Inclusion Hub and also operate, a now established, second site for our Primary learners in Rugeley. We are always looking to improve and move forward and now is a very exciting time to be joining our team.

The Bridge Short Stay School caters for students from Key Stages 1 to 4 who have been permanently excluded from school, students with medical conditions including anxiety and it also offers short programmes for students who are presenting challenging behaviour in their mainstream settings. Successful applicants will be expected to have a commitment to raising the self esteem and achievement levels for all learners. We would welcome applications from candidates with mainstream or special/AP experience.

We are looking for someone who:


  • Has proven leadership skills with a successful track record of working with pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • has proven knowledge of curriculum with a commitment to high standards
  • has excellent communication skills, resilience and a sense of humour
  • has energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to team working and supporting colleagues.  
  • an empathetic communicator, who leads by example and builds positive relationships with students, parents/carers., staff and all other stakeholders

    This position is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


    For an informal conversation about the post please contact Neil Toplass, Chair of Management Committee on 01543 255872 or Lynnette Abell, School Business Manager On 01543 255872 Ext 202.

    Expressions of interest (no more than 1 side of A4) along with a completed application form should be sent direct to Mrs Lynnette Abell at office@bridge.staffs.sch.uk

    Closing date:  Friday 17th September, 2021

Interview dates: Week beginning Monday 27th September, 2021


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