Headteacher - CEDARS Short Stay School

Cedars PRU
High Street, Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 6BX
£68,400 - £79,112 (Subject to Teachers Pay and Conditions)
Closing date
8 Jan 2024

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Headteacher - CEDARS Short Stay School

£68,400 - £79,112 (Subject to Teachers Pay and Conditions)

ISR Range 16 - 22

Required for September 2024

Cedars School is an 11 – 16 year maintained Short Stay School with planned places for 66 pupils across two sites. The school serves students from the double district of Newcastle under Lyme and the Staffordshire Moorlands offering educational pathways to those not in attendance at maintained schools.

The school has exemplary relationships with other schools, colleges and training providers. We work with external agencies and Universities to support a range of individuals including trainee teachers, social workers and mental health workers.

Our ethos centres on providing hope and opportunities for pupils to aspire and learn both academically and behaviourally and to make progress.

The Management Committee are looking to appoint an inspirational and imaginative Headteacher to lead our school into the future.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an inspirational teacher and leader of teaching and learning
  • Recognise and value the uniqueness of every child
  • Be a team player who enjoys working in partnership with others
  • Be able to innovate and adapt to new challenges building positive working relationships with fellow professionals

Your will be joining:

  • A welcoming and happy school
  • A delightful group of enthusiastic, engaging children
  • A purposeful team of committed staff and volunteers
  • A supportive local community
  • A strong and supportive Management Committee

If you believe you can provide the outstanding leadership that inspires and motivates others towards excellence and ensures the very best education for all our students, then we would like to hear from you.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. If you would like to visit and make an application, please contact Pam Clulow, on 01782 973760 or e-mail headteacher@cedarsnewcastle.staffs.sch.uk

Further details about the role can be found in the following documents:

Job Description

Person Specification

Welcome Letter

Closing Date:              8th January 2024        

Interview Dates:          25th/26th January 2024

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This position is subject to criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

Please return your completed application forms either electronically to Lynsey Evans (Insight HR Limited) lynsey@insighthrltd.co.uk or alternatively, send a hard copy, marked ‘Strictly Confidential’ to the address below:

Insight HR Limited

40 Hatherton Road



WS11 1HG

The application pack can either be downloaded or, alternatively, contact Mrs G. Tansley at CEDARS Darwin Base, telephone 01782 749739 or by emailing darwin@cedarsnewcastle.staffs.sch.uk


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