Headteacher

Location
Sutton School, Scotts Green Close, Dudley, DY1 2DU
Salary
£78,795 - £89,059 per annum
Posted
13 Dec 2021
Closes
16 Jan 2022
Job Ref
DUDED00010451
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Sutton School has a dedicated leadership team that is motivated by the willingness of our pupils. Our staff demonstrate a deep understanding of the importance of building relationships with our pupils. Through the robust and enriched continuing development programme, staff understand the various needs and abilities of their pupils. Staff use this knowledge to provide stimulating lessons for the pupils. Faculty leaders are key, ensuring that their curriculum areas are suitable for the diverse, and changing pupil population (OfSTED 2018).

We are looking for more than a Headteacher, more than an outstanding leader; we are looking for an inspirational and multi-talented professional who is dedicated to making a lasting and positive difference to the lives of our pupils and their families.  You will have great leadership and communication skills, a deep understanding of SEND curriculum and education, be enthusiastic, inspirational and empathic, have resilience, vision and a commitment to the whole school community.

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Governors, pupils, families and staff are looking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher to join this highly successful special school, to lead us in the future.

Sutton School has been judged by Ofsted as good on three consecutive occasions and we are known for our innovative approach to the curriculum, education and the way it supports pupils of all abilities and importantly, their families. Sutton School is a, thriving, vibrant and happy place of learning. We have 186 pupils on role, aged from 11 to 16, who have learning difficulties (MLD, SLCN, SEMH, SLD). Some pupils have additional needs such as VI, HI, PD. We provide a personalised education and learning journey for all our pupils where entitlement, opportunity and challenge are championed. We value and embrace everyone’s contribution in our pursuit of excellence, in all aspects of our work. Our staff, children and families are at the heart of school.

The successful candidate will;

  • have a demonstrable track record of inspirational leadership in raising standards and improving school effectiveness;
  • have the proven ability to challenge, empower and nurture staff and pupils to ensure that the school remains an advocate of teaching, learning and excellence;
  • have vision and strategic thinking, the ability, creativity, energy and ambition to plan and lead constructive change, whilst retaining all that is good about Sutton school;
  • be an effective communicator with proven strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating pupils, staff, parents/carers, governors, our neighbouring schools and the wider community;
  • have an understanding of governance structures, national education strategies and recent and pending changes in education;
  • have in-depth knowledge of SEN, including the latest developments in education.

The Sutton School offers;

  • an exciting and challenging role for an aspirational and outstanding leader;
  • a supportive whole staff team and governing body;
  • a fantastic pupil population with supportive parents and families;
  • a competitive salary;
  • a relocation and benefits package at the discretion of the Governors

Rated as good by Ofsted consistently since 2008, Sutton School offers an individual education that meets every child’s needs. The current Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team are supported by dedicated staff that include highly effective middle leaders, Teachers and Assistants; knowledgeable administrative staff, an efficient premises team and a committed network of Governors.

Professional growth and career development for all, are integral to our vision and values; we hold Investors in both Families and People. Diversity is a real strength and the new Headteacher will support an open and inclusive ethos and have a real understanding of the challenges many of our families’ face.

Closing Date: 23:59 Sunday 16th January 2022

Interviews: 10th and 11th February 2022

We welcome and highly recommend visits to the School – please contact Derek Tinsley Chair of Governors on 07851 384176.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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