Headteacher - Ravenshall School

Special Schools
Ravenshall School
Ravensthorpe Rd, Dewsbury WF12 9EE
L27 - L33
L27 - L33

The Governing Body of Ravenshall School is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and exceptional candidate to be its new Headteacher. We aim to appoint a dynamic and inspirational leader to continue to develop Ravenshall School as a Centre of Excellence in providing an outstanding provision for all its learners.

The vacancy has arisen as our current Headteacher is leaving after 10 extremely successful years at the school where, under her leadership the school has become an outstanding, all-through Specialist Provision which serves the needs of children and young people aged 4-19 who have complex needs and disabilities.

The successful candidate will build on the successes already achieved and secure the aspirational goals we have for our learners. We need a leader with a strong moral purpose who is passionate about the progression and holistic development of pupils with learning difficulties and a wide range of medical and complex needs, communication difficulties and SEMH needs.

We require a Headteacher who:

  • has NPQH and other relevant Leadership qualifications
  • is experienced in successfully leading and managing a dedicated and talented team of staff
  • is committed to providing an Outstanding and bespoke education which is personalised to meet the needs of every learner
  • is confident to lead an all through Special School encompassing the demand of a curriculum which covers KS1 to Post 16
  • can continue to lead and develop staff, taking them into the next phase of professional collaboration and workforce development.

To be considered for this role, you will have a proven track record of strong leadership qualities and skills, be a strategic thinker with a ‘can do’ approach and have the ability to inspire, enthuse and motivate. You will be leading a brilliant staffing team with a passion for continuous improvement. It is essential too, that you have a sound knowledge, understanding and prior experience of working with children and young people with SEND.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to become the next Headteacher of Ravenshall School and if this sounds like your ideal role, please apply now.

We welcome applicants to attend a carefully planned tour of the school. Tours will be held on Wednesday 10th February and Thursday 11th February at 4pm. For those who would prefer a virtual tour, this can be found on our website.

All applications should be submitted to Rachel Thackray, Business Manager, via email address recruitment@ravenshall.org.

The closing date for applications is Midday on Friday 26th February 2021 and interviews will be held on 17 and 18 March 2021.

26 February 2021, 12:00 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Important Information

This vacancy is closed to applications.