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Head Teacher – Excel and Exceed Centre

Cygnet Hospital Bury


Hours: Full time, 40/week
Holidays: 10 weeks, to be taken in school holidays

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

We take the quality of our education just as seriously as our care – which we deliver in safe, nurturing settings tailor-made for children & young people facing a variety of challenges.

We’re looking for a current Head Teacher or an outstanding teacher with strong leadership potential for ‘Excel and Exceed Centre’ based at Cygnet Bury hospital, a tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit.
Leading, inspiring & supporting teachers & the students in our care– it’s a challenging, satisfying vocation.

Please download the headteachers recruitment pack for further details. For informal enquiries or a telephone conversation about the role, please contact Ed Hall (national head of education) at edwardhall@cygnethealth.co.uk

So if you have the passion, vision and creativity to develop & deliver high quality education, we want to hear from you.

Your Day-to-Day…
  • Oversee the day-to-day delivery of high quality education
  • Appoint, manage, develop & lead a team of staff
  • Develop & implement the Education Plan, & achieve or exceed agreed outcomes
  • Work with the multidisciplinary team to provide seamless services for young people
  • Ensure the school meets all of the independent school standards
  • Maintain links with key stakeholders across the Cygnet organisation
  • Effectively manage resources, maximise attendance & maintain behavioural standards.

You are…
  • A qualified teacher (QTS) with leadership or Head Teacher experience
  • An outstanding educator with the passion & vision to transform vulnerable lives
  • Able to inspire, motivate & manage staff & students
  • Skilled in developing & delivering high quality education
  • Knowledgeable in safeguarding, child protection & Head Teachers’ statutory responsibilities
  • Empathetic & understanding of the challenges faced by our young people
  • Determined, with a strong personality & influencing skills
  • Strategic, focused & a team player.

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…
  • Mentoring, support and training to help fulfil this role (depending on the candidate)
  • Strong career progression opportunities
  • Reflective practice & CPD opportunities
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • 10 weeks holiday (to be taken in school holidays)
  • “Cycle to work” scheme and employee discount savings.

Safeguarding is of the utmost importance at Cygnet and we follow safer recruitment practice, including taking up references after shortlisting and before interviewing. Cygnet Health Care has a proven commitment to equality of opportunity and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Ready to make a positive change? Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below
Join us!

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.