We wish to appoint an outstanding leader and inspirational strategic thinker with a clear vision, energy and fresh ideas to inspire staff to achieve an outstanding education for young people and lead Haybrook College through the next stage of its exciting development.  This includes a £5 million building project which you will lead and manage to enable the College to expand its current roll to meet the complex needs of young people in Slough.

Haybrook College is a large specialist Alternative Provision which delivers an exceptional education to many of the most vulnerable young people in Slough and to young people who display challenging behaviour due to a Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulty.

You should be a Headteacher looking to secure your second headship, an aspiring Deputy Head Teacher, or a manager in an equivalent senior role who has secured substantial successful leadership and management experience in at least two posts in a SEND or PRU setting that has led to raising standards in teaching and learning and whole school progress.  You will provide the professional leadership, strategic direction and management of Haybrook College to achieve continued outstanding success.  Your proven management skills must include strategic financial and human resources management.

You will be able to demonstrate you can successfully manage the learning of secondary school students who display complex behaviours due to a SEMH difficulty and ensure they continue to have their needs met through a range of physical and curriculum provisions.  You will have worked at a senior and strategic level in either a secondary special school, pupil referral unit or in a mainstream setting.

It is essential that you have an excellent understanding of teaching and learning and can apply and lead staff to deploy the strategies required to overcome the barriers to learning that young people face and enable all students to achieve their full potential. You must also be highly numerate and possess a good understanding of how special schools and PRUs are funded.  You will be capable of developing the existing culture of self-evaluation that leads to continuous improvements.

With strong influencing and outstanding interpersonal skills, and capable of working in effective partnership with schools, schools forum, Slough LA, close neighbouring boroughs and other relevant partners you will be driven to ensure that funding streams are available now and in the long term to provide outstanding outcomes for the young people at Haybrook College.

We can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:

  • Join a strong leadership team
  • Join Slough Association of Secondary Schools (SASH) who work closely together offering an opportunity to shape strategy across Slough and provide support and professional development opportunities through collaboration and sharing of good practice
  • Lead a strong team of dedicated and high performing staff who are passionate about offering young people a chance to achieve and move on into Education Employment or Training
  • Work with a well informed governing body which provides both constructive challenge and support
  • Engage in excellent professional development opportunities

Closing date:  12 noon Monday 22nd January 2018

Candidates who wish to discuss the post informally, arrange a visit to the College or to obtain an application pack, please ring Suzanne Green on 01628 696075 or email at  suzannegreen@haybrookcollege.co.uk

Tours of the College will be available on Tuesday 16th January 2018 from 09.30 – 12.00 noon or Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 12.30  – 15.00.

Dates for interview: 31st January 2018 and 1st February 2018.

Please note CVs are not accepted and it our policy to request references prior to interview.

Haybrook College Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment made to the successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure with barred list information check and all pre-employment safeguarding checks to include satisfactory references.

To apply for this post:

Please download the documents below and complete the application form in Microsoft Word.

Completed application forms should be emailed to suzannegreen@haybrookcollege.co.uk.

Application Form

Guidance Notes

Job Description

Person Specification

Information Pack

Please note that as part of our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people it is College policy to obtain references prior to interview. Haybrook College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake a DBS enhanced disclosure. Haybrook College strives to be an equal opportunities employer and recruits from all sections of the community solely on basis of ability to fulfill the job requirements.