Deputy Head Teacher - High Point Academy (Opening Sept 2021)

High Point Academy, Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, Sandwell, WS10 OJS
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22 Jan 2021
07 Feb 2021
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Deputy Head Teacher - High Point Academy (Opening Sept 2021)

Leadership Scale L10 - L14

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

High Point Academy, Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, Sandwell, WS10 OJS

Telephone Number: 0121 566 6690

Email Address:

Job Start Date: April 2021

High Point Academy is a DFE approved special free academy opening in Sandwell (WS10 OJS) in September 2021.

This new provision will educate children and young people aged 11-16 years who all have an Education Health and Care Plan for their special educational needs.

The students who will be admitted to the Academy will include those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated Moderate Learning Difficulties The school is an integral part of the Forward Education Trust. It will respond to the individual needs of children and young people, helping them to build strategies to minimise the barriers to their learning;

enabling them to prepare for adult life both educationally and emotionally.

The Trust is seeking to recruit a dynamic, innovative, and proactive leader; a change agent who is able to support the Head Teacher to create an outstanding school, that meets the needs of all our young people in an ever-changing educational landscape. The Trust is ideally looking for applicants who have secondary special autism experience and can lead on the curriculum and outcomes.

The ideal candidate will be open to working collaboratively with the Trust and its schools, to maximise the educational and social opportunities available for children and young people at High Point Academy who often have complex additional needs.

Opening a school and developing a curriculum needs leadership with vision, energy, and knowledge. If you believe you are up to this very special challenge, we would love to receive your application.

For an informal and confidential conversation, please contact Jane Edgerton, CEO at the Trust. You may email  or

Closing Date: 07/02/2021, Midnight

Final Panel interviews will take place on Wednesday 10th February and Thursday 11th February 2021.

You can apply online by visiting  and completing the online application form

Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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