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Dorin Park School
£71,599 - £84,995
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Full time hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
13/07/2020 at 09:00 AM
Dorin Park School

Position:  Headteacher
Start date: January 2021
Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

Salary: L23 £71,599 to L30 £84,995

Pupils on roll: 135 

Dorin Park School is a specialist all-age school for children and young people with complex learning needs, including medical and physical difficulties. The school is situated in Upton-by-Chester in pleasant, leafy surroundings and a popular choice with parents and is rated as Good by Ofsted. Dorin Park is a school with a real sense of community we really are a school family. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming school with a strong emphasis on pastoral care alongside holistic education tailored to the needs of the individual pupil building confidence and independence skills. Our pupils are hard-working and delightful, and the staff team of over 90 are dedicated and supportive.

The role:

This is an exciting opportunity. We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and resilient Head teacher to lead our successful and popular specialist school.  You will have a passion for working with pupils with special educational needs and their families. You will be able to inspire and unite staff in our drive to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils. You will be a skilled and experienced leader with energy, a sense of fairness and strength of purpose. You will be experienced in working in a multi-agency environment to support children and young people’s education, health and care needs. The role will also involve working closely with other mainstream and specialist settings to develop innovative ways of supporting children and young people with Special Educational Needs within the local area. 

The Headteacher will be hosting a video conference in lieu of a tour, through which a video resource of the school will be made available.  Please contact Sharon Jones on 01244 981188 to arrange an invitation to join.

Closing date for applications is 9am 13th July 2020

Interviews are planned for the 14th & 15th September 2020.

The full application pack is available to download here or on the school website.

Applications should be submitted by email to by 9am on the 13th July.

Dorin Park School and Specialist SEN College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please download from here or visit the Dorin Park website.

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