Founded in 1952

Head Teacher

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head Teacher to join our established Senior Leadership Team and to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding outcomes for our pupils. The Sheiling School was awarded a Good rating by Ofsted in 2017. We are committed to delivering innovative child centred learning and would value a Head Teacher who is able to identify our strengths and areas for development. The ideal applicant will have a proven track record in teaching, leading change and will be able to ensure that data and quality assurance information supports the school’s intention to be Outstanding in all areas.

Working closely with the CEO and a skilled education leadership team, the successful candidate will have in depth knowledge and understanding of inspection frameworks and be able to ensure that the school demonstrates best practice within all the areas of inspection with particular focus on the integration of therapies in the curriculum.

Our New Headteacher will be clear and open about their vision. A respected leader setting standards for behaviour and discipline. A visible presence, for staff, children and parents. A teacher at heart, with passion for education.x

The successful candidate will need:

  • Diploma or Degree level qualification in Education/Teaching
  • Minimum 7 Years of teaching experience
  • Previous experience of working in an SEN School
  • Experience in a senior role in an education setting. Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge or previous experience of the educational principles developed by Rudolf Steiner

What we offer:

  • A lively, vibrant and creative school on beautiful grounds within a supportive local authority.
  • Dedicated and skilled staff who work hard to achieve their targets, encourage children to succeed and exceed their potential.
  • A Governing Body who will ensure the strategic direction of the school is clear, being effectively implemented and will provide challenge and support.
  • An attractive salary scale.

Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
7 weeks paid holiday which include bank holidays

Head Teacher Job Description

  • Closing date: 25th January 2019
  • Interview date: Week starting 4th February 2019
  • Start date: ASAP

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The Sheiling School in Thornbury, South Glos is a residential Camphill (Rudolf Steiner) School for children with learning difficulties aged 6 to 19 and is part of Thornleigh Camphill Communities.
Our beautiful grounds on the edge of the town encompass several residential houses for children and adults, a school building, indoor and outdoor craft workshops and a swimming pool.

For a conversation with the CEO, please contact 01454 412194 or

The Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references from previous employers and a DBS check at an Enhanced level, including the Barred Lists.

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