Deputy Headteacher

Location Truro
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £52723 to £61166
Contact name: Special Partnership Account Manager

Contact email:
Job ref: 51353
Published: 11 days ago
Startdate: 21/06/2022

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Opus Education Recruitment,  the South West's Leading Education Recruitment Agency are currently looking for a Deputy Headteacher in Truro, Cornwall.

This role would be well suited to a senior leader with experience working within education looking to further their career in a supportive school environment. 

Your Opportunity

The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking senior leader looking to bring fresh ideas to support the schools next chapter, while celebrating the traditions of this historic school. The school's current successes reflect staff commitment, who continually challenge their own practices and enable their young people to achieve their aspirations through innovative learning techniques. The new Deputy Headteacher will share this approach and model it in their daily practice and leadership. 

Candidates will need to be an articulate and strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging, inspiring, and motivating, staff and local stakeholders. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an exemplary classroom practitioner with proven curriculum leadership skills.
  • Have a strong leadership qualities and significant management experience.
  • Be an innovative and strategic thinker.
  • Have excellent communications skills with proven strengths in engaging and motivating staff at all levels.
  • Be a positive, open-minded professional actively supportive of the ethos, vision, and values of the school.
  • Be a flexible member of the team who can build strong relationships with the many stakeholders in a school.
  • Have a strong professional development record and aspirations for leadership.
  • Invest, Develop and Embed curriculum development into everything they do. 

The School: 

The Special Partnership Trust is a collaborative Multi Academy Trust of six special schools and four Area Resource Bases (increasing to nine schools by 2024) across Cornwall, Devon, and BANES. Its aim is to strengthen and enhance best practice across all our specialist provision and beyond into the wider SEN community in mainstream schools, including ARB provision. A central Trust team supports schools with a core focus on School Improvement, facilitating constructive quality assurance, CPD, supportive and challenging coaching and mentoring. It leads on a wide range of administrative, policy, HR and financial systems that deliver economies of scale for schools that frees up Headteachers to focus on school improvement and the learning opportunities for pupils and staff. It is a mutually supportive partnership that encourages innovation and ambition for all its staff, with a wide range of CPD and career development opportunities. The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction and ongoing coaching and support. We believe in enabling Headteachers to have the freedom to lead their schools to success, supported by and accountable to the Trust and broader partnership.

The Special Partnership Trust collaborates to secure:

• Exceptional Outcomes: all learning is outcome led promoting achievement, resilience, safety, wellbeing, aspiration, and meaningful future destinations.

• Strategic Leadership and Governance: securing outstanding provision.

• Highest Standards: driven by aspirational targets leading to school improvement.

• Enriching Relationships: all stakeholders collaborating to enable every pupil to achieve their potential.

• Strategic Use of Resources: pedagogic, research, systems, financial and capital.

• An Inclusive community: achieved through effective networking partnerships and outreach.

• Equality: in that all partners are equal and accountable to the shared values of the partnership.

Pencalenick provides a creative and ambitious centre of specialist learning for 178 pupils with a range of complex learning and communication needs aged 11-16. In addition, Pencalenick School is the umbrella organisation for pupils based in a number of Area Resource Bases in mainstream schools across Cornwall.

The school provides imaginative learning opportunities focusing on the abilities of all pupils, irrespective of need, ensuring high expectations and challenge alongside care and support in equal measure. Pencalenick School has a strong reputation with places always in demand. The school is set in a beautiful learning environment with further scope for development. It benefits from an excellent 25-place weekday residential provision.

Job Details 

Job title: Deputy Headteacher, Pencalenick School

Closing date: 14th July 2022 

Interview date: 21st July 2022

Start date: September 2022 or earlier

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: L10- L16 (£52 723 - £61 166)

Contract term: Permanent

Additional Documents 

Application Pack 

Application Form 

Application Process: 

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(Please Note: If you would like to submit in an alternate format or have a question about the role please call the Opus Office on 01872 2799810)