Leicester, Leicestershire
£52 929 - £61 340 
29 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Organisation: LCC 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 

Salary: £52 929 - £61 340 

Appointment Type: Permanent 

Location: Oakfield Short Stay School, Hospital Lane, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8 4FE 

Reference: CYP0464 

Closing date:18 June 2018 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Required Headteacher for January 2019

Due to the promotion of our current Headteacher to a senior position in the Local Authority, the Management Committee at Oakfield Short Stay School are looking appoint an outstanding Headteacher. This is a wonderful opportunity to lead our dynamic and forward thinking team to deliver the next stage of Oakfield's development. If you enjoy making a genuine difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable children, have confidence in your own ability and can thrive in a challenging environment, then Oakfield is the place for you.

Judged "Good" by Ofsted in September 2017, Oakfield Short Stay School is the pupil referral unit for Leicestershire. We have up to 30 children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issue in 3 classes of 10 children. In addition the school works in the schools of Leicestershire to prevent exclusion, build capacity within mainstream schools, and to support reintegration.

As well as being the Headteacher, your role will involve working closely with the Local Authority and with Leicestershire Schools to ensure our children have opportunities to thrive. You will work with schools to decide which children need to come into Oakfield and which are better served being supported within mainstream settings. Similarly you will be part of a team which decides when children are ready to return to mainstream school and which support is needed to make this reintegration succeed.

We are looking for:

  • An outstanding leader with a proven record
  • Someone with high aspirations for our children's achievement and behaviour
  • Someone with excellent creativity, interpersonal skills, and the ability to secure support for the school's highly inclusive vision.

We can offer:

  • An exciting role within a unique setting
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • Opportunities to work within the wider education system

We would encourage all applicants to come and have a look at all we can offer.

Please visit our website if you are interested.

Oakfield Short Stay School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a requirement for the successful applicant to undertake a school issued Enhanced DBS check and accept the responsibility for providing and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils and children

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