Job Description

Job Title: Head Teacher

Location: Totnes, South Devon

Salary: 45,150 – 67,090 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience.

Job type: Full Time

About our school:

  • Independent special school based in Totnes and Seale Hayne, first opened in 2005
  • Rated Good by Ofsted in November 2022
  • 48 place school for pupils aged 11-19
  • Small group and individualised learning
  • Focus on social and emotional development
  • Strong and trusting relationships between staff and pupils forming the foundation for success

Personal Attributes:

  • A motivational leader
  • The skills and ability to empower and develop others
  • A holistic approach to the social and emotional development of pupils
  • A commitment to positive behaviour management
  • Integrity and professionalism

Main Purpose:

  • To be accountable as the school’s strategic leader
  • To ensure that the school meets independent school standards
  • To lead the school to have the characteristics to be judged as outstanding
  • To ensure the school effectively safeguards each pupil
  • To inspire confidence in, and act as a role model, to pupils and staff
  • To provide unconditional care, nurture and support for each pupil

Why work for On Track?

  • To be part of a not-for-profit nationwide group of schools and innovative professionals
  • The opportunity to lead a school which has children’s needs at the heart of all that it does
  • To work as part of a dedicated and supportive team
  • Generous pension scheme

On Track Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Robust safeguarding checks will be undertaken before the appointment is confirmed including a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

On Track places safeguarding at the heart of all that it does and all staff are expected to be mindful of safeguarding and child protection issues in relation to all pupils

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 therefore certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed, and if they are disclosed, we cannot take them into account.

We are an Equal Opportunities organisation, totally Committed 2 Equality.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Head, Deputy Head Teacher, Headteacher, Executive Headteacher, Principal, Vice Principal, Assistant Principal may also be considered for this role.