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Headteacher at Fairfields School

The Governors at Fairfields School, Northampton, are seeking an experienced, talented and inspirational school leader to build upon our considerable successes and take us forward on to the next phase of our school journey. Fairfields is a primary special school taking children between the ages of 3 and 11 with severe or profound learning difficulties, communication and physical difficulties. We also cater for pupils on the autistic spectrum. Some children may also have multi-sensory impairment and complex medical difficulties. Our recently modernised school is situated in well maintained grounds close to the centre of Northampton. Its catchment area covers Northampton and the South and West of the County.

We are an extremely successful school with a track record of excellence over many years. We are also a teaching school with a very strong reputation locally and regionally. We wish to appoint a creative leader who will share our passions, inspire learning and clearly fulfil every aspect of the "Ethical Standards for School Leadership".

We have dedicated staff, excellent facilities, and a strong working relationship with multi-professional services and the Local Authority. For the right candidate, this post offers an exceptional opportunity to use their knowledge, experience and creativity to build on our school's strengths, continue to empower our team and lead our school to even greater success.

The successful candidate will enjoy:

  • A welcoming working environment, built on supportive relationships
  • Access to a variety of professional development networks including support from Northamptonshire Special School Headteachers group
  • A very committed staff team; keen to grow and develop
  • Courageous children who have a love of learning
  • An open minded governing body

Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the school and can make an appointment by contacting Clare Farley (Business Manager) on 01604 714777.

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary Range: Leadership Scale Points 25-31

Closing Date: Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 17th December 2019

Start Date:  Beginning of Summer Term 2020 (willing to consider a September start for the right candidate)


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