Required to start September 2024, preferably sooner.
Special Partnership Trust Headteacher Opportunities
The Special Partnership Trust is looking to secure leadership capacity across the Trust and appoint two Headteachers, one at Curnow School and one at Pencalenick School. This is an exciting opportunity for school leaders to join a high achieving, aspirational Trust.
The Trust is interested to hear from SEN qualified senior leaders who are currently leading a school and have an extensive and successful background in SEN, school improvement, innovation and preferably experience of working within a Multi-Academy Trust.
The Trust can be flexible on start date and will consider applicants who can start September 2024 or earlier.
We provide our young people with the highest quality education, give them access to the best opportunities available to them and take pride in giving them a sense of self-worth and purpose - built on a foundation of resilience and independence. Are you ready to join us?
About the Special Partnership Trust:
We're a specialist educational trust on a journey to raise the bar and set new standards for Special Educational Needs (SEN) throughout the South West.
We are not afraid to do things differently and we never settle for ordinary. We aspire to be the best in everything that we do. Through collaboration, co-operation, and creativity - underpinned by an ethos built on inclusivity, empowerment, and transparency - we aim to inspire every single young person (as well as their families and our staff) to be the very best versions of themselves they possibly can. We do this through an ambitious, specialist curriculum that goes beyond school life and focuses on living as well as learning. We step outside the comfort zone when it’s needed, we care more than people think is needed or necessary, and we genuinely want to improve the lives and experiences of our learners.
We dare to be different, we have courage in our convictions, and we strive every single day to draw the best out of everything and everyone in our community.
The Special Partnership Trust brings together six good and outstanding special schools, 4 Area Resource Bases, and partner with independent schools across Cornwall, Devon and Torbay. The partnership is committed to developing specialist support for the broader SEN community in both mainstream and alternative specialist provisions, so that there is a more equitable access to high quality specialist support, irrespective of location.
As a strong, high quality and highly collaborative Multi-Academy Trust, we offer access to a professional and supportive community, Executive Leadership and support functions.
About the role of Headteacher in the Trust
The roles would suit a SEN qualified senior leader or Headteacher who is looking to extend and develop their experience of headship and leadership, by leading a school within a Multi Academy Trust. The successful applicant should have a strong track record of leading a SEN School, school improvement, curriculum/offer innovation, and share the Trust’s vision and values for providing a high quality SEND offer. Candidates will need to be an articulate and strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging, inspiring, innovating and motivating staff at all levels and working with local community.
About Pencalenick School
Pencalenick School is set in a beautiful location close to the cathedral city of Truro in the heart of Cornwall. It provides a creative and ambitious centre of specialist learning for 180 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. It benefits from an excellent 25-place weekday residential provision. All aspects of the educational and residential offer at Penclaneick School were rated as good by Ofsted 2019.
For more information, visit the Pencalenick School website here.
Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to the school are encouraged. If you would like to discuss the role in confidence please call Guy Chappell, CEO, on 07807 495402. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Lianne Jory, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Special Partnership website, https://www.specialpartnership.org/ for further information about our Trust and an application pack. Completed applications should be returned to Lianne Jory, email@example.com no later than 4.30 pm on Thursday 29th February 2024.
Interview Date: 21st / 22nd March (Pencalenick).