Headteacher - £5000 Welcome Bonus in Leeds

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!Job Title:          HeadteacherLocation:          Armley Grange, Armley Grange Drive, Leeds, LS12 3QH Salary:             up to £85,000 per annum dependent on q

Job description

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:          Headteacher

Location:          Armley Grange, Armley Grange Drive, Leeds, LS12 3QH 

Salary:             up to £85,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience plus a Welcome Bonus of £5,000 (£2,500 paid at month 6 and £2,500 paid at month 12)

Hours:              40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Contract:          Permanent, Term time

Start Date:      September 2024 

Are you an innovative Headteacher committed to improving the lives of pupils and young people?

This is a great opportunity for an inspiring Headteacher to lead at our new specialist Autism School, Armley Grange in Leeds. Armley Grange is part of Options Autism Group, the leading independent provider of autism specialist schools and homes in the UK. As Headteacher, you will promote a relentless focus on high quality, creative learning, delivering our pupils educational needs, maximising pupil’s achievement, and their ability to develop.

As Headteacher you will have an infrastructure of support from central services for finance, resourcing, HR and IT including a network of supportive Headteachers from other schools alongside central school improvement support. 

About the role

You will exercise dynamic leadership of the school and to ensure the full development of the vision for the service, its promotion and continuous improvement. You will create and maintain a Centre of Excellence in the education of our students.

You will create a shared vision and strategic plan which inspires and motivates pupils, staff and all other members of the school community. This vision should express core educational values and moral purpose and be inclusive of stakeholders’ values and beliefs. The strategic planning process is critical to sustaining school improvement and ensuring that the school moves forward for the benefit of its pupils. 

You will work in collaboration with other senior managers, to provide a complete service and to develop and grow the wider services offered by the Centre to encourage an increase in referrals.

Essential

  • Qualified Teacher Status of Equivalent
  • Willingness to extend personal and professional development
  • At least three years' experience as a senior leader in a specialist autism school for pupils with complex communication needs
  • Completion of NPQH
  • Higher Degree Qualification, Postgraduate qualification in SEN (in particular Autism)

Please see job description for more details and information. 

About us

Armley Grange is a new specialist school for young people with complex communication needs, autism and associated learning and emotional needs. A specialist school equipped with the latest technology, sensory provision and specialist teaching spaces with the needs of the pupils in mind.

Armley Grange is a day school that caters for pupils from 5 years to 19 years old. A specialist curriculum will be provided blending specialist teaching around communication, sensory and behaviour approaches with aiming for each pupil to achieve their goals and aspirations and to reach their potential, equipping them to make their way in the world.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to pupils, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism? 

Benefits

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.

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Extra information

Status
Open
Education Level
University
Location
Leeds
Type of Contract
Full Time Jobs
Published at
08-04-2024
Profession type
Home Care
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
No
Car Preferred
No
Must be eligible to work in the EU
No
Cover Letter Required
No
Languages
English

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