The Harbour School


Group 5 School - Salary L23 - L30 - £70,556 - £83,757

Spring 2020

Are you an exceptional and inspirational leader with a proven track record of success, looking to transform the lives of children with special needs? The Harbour School is a local authority school for boys who have an Education, Health Care Plan for social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH). We provide for boys from 5-16 years of age and so cover across the primary and secondary education spectrum; there are approximately 75 pupils on roll currently.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who can work well under pressure and who is able to adapt to challenging circumstances, taking robust decisions in the best interests of students. In addition, you combine extensive experience in developing the curriculum and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning with excellent budgetary management skills and a sound understanding of a Headteacher’s financial responsibilities.

You will be:

• The drive and determination to ensure our pupils make excellent
progress in their learning and their behaviour.
• Proven leadership experience as a practitioner leading provision for
pupils with special educational needs
• Proficiency in self-evaluation techniques in order to drive school
• Proven budgetary skills
• The ability to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
and other mainstream/special schools
• A commitment to staff wellbeing and the maintenance of a healthy work
life balance
• Excellence in curriculum design

We offer you:

• Excellent teaching and support staff throughout the school
• Pupils committed to learning, having fun and being the best they can be
in order to reach their full potential.
• A salary package commensurate with the size of the school
• An IEB that is active, challenging and committed to being visible and

We are confident that when joining The Harbour School you will feel welcomed from the outset and we welcome visits from any prospective applicant and these can be booked via Rona Metters; rmetters@harbour.cambs.sch.uk

The Harbour School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding including the Prevent agenda; and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Giving false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected and referred to the police. Any appointment made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, right to work in the UK and qualifications check, satisfactory references and medical clearance before the position commences.

We do not accept CV’s
Closing date: Midday 24th January 2020

Interviews: 31st January 2020 at The Harbour School

For further information and an application form please go to our website https://www.theharbourschool.co.uk/ Applicants must complete an application form: we cannot accept CVs. Completed applications should be sent to Rona Metters: rmetters@harbour.cambs.sch.uk.

School website: http://harbour.cambs.sch.uk
Staff category
Closing date
Friday 24 January 2020
School name
The Harbour School
DfE school no.
Station Road Wilburton Ely Cambs
01353 740229
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